Glass Guild Potato Casserole (aka: Funeral Taters)
I got this recipe years ago when my husband and I were attending Emporia State University.We were art majors and both were into the Glass Forming Classes. My hubby was secretary of the ESU Glass guild at the time and we met and we started a relationship at one of annual ESU Glass Blowouts. (Check out the ESU glass guild site: http://www.emporia.edu/art/glassguild/index.htm).
Anyways we were getting ready for a glass show/ exhibit to get the community down to see what we were doing. We were all offering to bring some food for the event when a Sr of the department said he'd bring his mothers "Funeral Taters". He explained that his mother was on the committee in their Catholic Church and she would always make this when the group took meals to those that had a death in the family. He said he and his siblings loved this dish and referred to it as her funeral taters. He said it was really good and it made a lot so he'd call her and get the recipe. The night of the exhibition I asked him for the recipe as many others did too. Its extremely easy to make too.
1pkg. frozen hash brown cubes w/ diced onion and bell peppers
1 carton sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
Mix thoroughly and place in a large baking dish. Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours at 350 degrees. I usually bake til the top is starting to brown and i mix it up a bit and bake again til it browns again. You can also use mushroom or celery soup instead of the cream of chicken and instead of the cheddar soup you can use 1 cup of Velveeta cheese. I've never made it with these substitutions, but his mother said she has and its still very good. ENJOY!!!!!
Before being baked...still looks good doesnt it.