Announcing the death of ‘funeral potatoes’….we now call them ‘happy tators’!
I have been absent for a while…at least not posting much here at Home and The Range. I was beginning to think my job may be the death of me…I mean my blog! I truly miss this little blog when I’m away! Home and The Range is my journal of the people, places and things that I love.
Speaking of people that I love…
I had opportunity, a couple of months ago, to spend time with some of my loved ones that live out West. It was a wonderful time! Three of my children (and my daughter’s fiance’) made the trip from Arizona to Utah to visit with me and all of our family there. There was much to celebrate! Dad just turned 83, Dustin (our hero…still battling through his Muscular Dystrophy) just turned 30, Waylon just turned 5, Darryl just turned 53 and one of my daughters is newly engaged.
A few highlights from Home…where family gathers!
And from the Range … some food that we love!
A grand meal shared with loved ones that included funeral potatoes!
This is a popular dish in Utah. I love these creamy, cheesy delicious potatoes! A few years ago my youngest daughter suggested we name this delicious dish ‘happy potatoes’ because funeral potatoes sounds a bit depressing. So we now call them ‘happy potatoes…or happy tators’!
They have been so named ‘funeral potatoes’ because they are often made for the dinner provided for a family following a funeral. The Relief Society in the LDS Church provides the comfort of a home cooked meal for family and close friends in attendance of a funeral. The name ‘Nauvoo Potatoes’ has to do with the history of the LDS Church and Nauvoo, Illinois.
My sister made the ‘happy potatoes’ for our get-together in Utah and I was reminded of how much I love them. I made them when I got back home to Kentucky as part of our Easter meal. I’m bringing the West and Southwest…to The South!
The green onion adds to the unique flavor of this dish and the crunchy corn flake topping makes this recipe…tops!
There are a few versions of this dish on the internet but I LOVE this recipe that my sister and I use (she gave me the recipe several years ago).
If you would like to try the recipe that my sister and I use …select the following link:
Until we meet again…
Wishing you the blessings of home, family…and maybe some ‘Happy Tators’.