Our niece, the one that just graduated college, started her new job a few weeks ago. Part of starting the job was moving to the other end of the state, more than three hours from her hometown. She left everything behind, family, pets, and fiance to take this job and get started with her Spanish education career. Luckily she, within her first week, found an awesome apartment. I only thought it fitting that when we went to visit her this weekend, that we have some sort of housewarming present for her.
Being a new teacher out on her own, I know she doesn’t have a lot of time outside of school, kids and grading papers. Food, something that she could heat and eat, seemed like a logical choice. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from there to making a casserole and casserole cover. I’ve been wanting to make one for a while now since I fell in love with the ones that Ryan Walsh Quilts makes as presents.
There are a lot of different tutorials on how to make casserole covers. I used one I found on Making it with Danielle that had pretty good instructions, and easy to follow pictures. I stayed as close as I could to the directions with the exception of the handles. Instead of the suggested cotton webbing, I made my own cloth handles out of 2 1/2 inch strips lined with batting. Turning 90 inches of two inch cotton handles…nightmare. But I still like the look better than the cotton webbing.
The cover fits snug to a 9 x 12 inch dish, but could accommodate something slightly larger or smaller. Along with the cover, we sent Chicken and Broccoli Lasagna. I’ll share that recipe later in the week.