Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What in the....?

I was at the church today for our weekly humanitarian project. I was totally thinking about last Wednesday when I had to miss going to the church to play with the ladies over tying a quilt and sewing, in order to go to Hubby's Grandma's funeral. I'm selfish like that. I had hoped that the funeral wouldn't interfere with humanitarian because really, it is my weekly out. The kids and I go to the church and I let them run free and play with the other kids there while I sit and visit. (Is any of this making sense?)

So, anyhow- I told the ladies today that the funeral was nice, but I did miss them. Then, I HAD to tell them about the Utah Funeral Faux Pas that was committed at the luncheon.

I hate to be judgmental (no, really I do) but there we NO funeral potatoes. GASP! Seriously, who planned the luncheon? How can you have a funeral luncheon without funeral potatoes?

(not the best picture, but one that I found on Google Images)

If you are interested, here is the recipe. Pretty basic, and very yummy. With all that cheese how could it be anything but delicious!?

Funeral Potatoes
(serves 16)

1 24-ounce bag frozen shredded (not diced!) hash brown potatoes, thawed

2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cups sour cream*
1 cup grated cheddar*
one-half cup plus 2 T. melted butter*
one-third cup chopped onion
2 cups crushed cornflakes
salt to taste

Combine 2 T. melted butter and cornflakes. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Blend well. Pour potato mixture in a large oblong pan. Sprinkle crushed cornflake mixture on top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

*Do not use low-fat versions of these ingredients. Low-fat sour cream and cheddar will not melt, and margarine has water in it.

(recipe found in the Essential Mormon Cookbook) There are also other variations that work great, this is just the basic recipe.

Theme song- I think I am running out of food songs that I know. Any suggestions? Do I talk too much about food? So, today isn't going to be a song- it is a comedy sketch by Jim Gaffigan- Eat Like An American.