Now, if you know anything about me, you know how much I love Minnesota. Yes it snows a lot. Yes they/we have a lot of mosquitos. Yes there's something called hot dish, not casserole. There's just a lot more I love about it than I don't which is why I'm always homesick.
When I came across Homesick Candles, my heart skipped a beat. I wasted no time reaching out asking if we could work together to do a review! The idea of this is so fabulous on so many levels! When you move out of state, aren't you homesick for a while, or forever? You miss it, the people in it who made your life better, richer, full of joy! Homesick Candles are a sentimental way to remember how much you love where you've been!
I'm sure each of us, who have moved away from the place we love, has a memory such as a scent, a food, or an area that comes to mind at random times. Yesterday we were driving over on the Eastern Shore, and it just reminded me of being up North in Minnesota. The Homesick Candles give us a scent that's supposed to remind us of home. Minnesota's scent "Takes you back to The North Star State, with scents reminiscent of winter air and Minnesota apple strudel."
Now, you see the picture above? It was very fortuitous that my candle showed up on the ONE day it snowed in Maryland! It's so weird not to see snow until mid January, and then for it to be gone by the end of the day. Definitely NOT a Minnesota winter!
Something else that reminds me of home is a hotdish. Before I moved to Minnesota, I had no idea what a hotdish was. When I found out, I was like, "You mean a 'casserole'?" Hotdish sounded so stupid. I'd traveled a LOT of places, and never heard of such a thing. Well, Minnesotans say a lot of things differently. After a while you somewhat get used to it.
I decided that I'd share one of the hotdishes I like to make, it's a Tater Tot Hotdish. Somehow, and this was long before my time of moving to MN, people associated the state with hotdish and jello with fruit in it. Just cracks me up. While I did see hotdish at potlucks, I rarely saw jello.
I change mine up a little bit, and I'd say there isn't one specific way that a hotdish has to be made. I mean, it's just a casserole. I like having sautéed mushrooms in mine, and I like the garlic condensed mushroom soup!
Your family is going to love this recipe. It's perfect for the winter!
Now you have the chance to win a candle from the state of your choice. Which state are you homesick for?
Love is in the Air! What would make February even better? Being able to enter a bunch of amazing giveaways! Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create It’s Your Love! We've teamed up with other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package for the It’s Your Love Giveaway Event! And to make this event even more special, one lucky reader will win an Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser!
Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the It’s Your Love Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.
a Rafflecopter giveaway