Thursday, August 8, 2013

I Ain't Dead Yet-Thank You Very Much

What were you expecting?

Pictures of me in a hospital bed?

Pictures of me with tubes 

entering/exiting every orifice known

to man?

Nope! Not me!

I want to show you this~

This book~
This book that is not only

a cookbook
.
but one that is infused

with real humor..

Southern style humor..

I have also included one

recipe from the book.

If it is too small to read

don't worry about it.

It is NOT a heart-healthy

recipe...it is NOT good for you...

but, man-oh-man, I can tell

you.....from experience...

that God put frozen hash browns

and cream soup and sour cream

on Earth just so that

we can make this dish.

Trust me-if you have NOT

eaten this at some big gathering
.
you have missed something special.

Amen!
  It says it serves eight.
However. if you live in Wisconsin it serves FOUR!
Oh- And I don't use the cheddar soup
I use a can of cream of celery
OR a can of cream of chicken soup instead.
You're welcome.
Eat hearty.
Remember- the fatter YOU get
the skinnier I look standing
next to you!

your photo name

59 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

Yum! I must share this with my parents. They own a funeral home. My mother will love the title of the book.

Lori said...

I made it for Easter dinner and now I HAVE to make it at every family gathering. I don't cook the hashbrowns ahead of time. I do use cream of chicken soup. My recipe calls for a stick of butter mixed in as well. I melt the butter and add to the crunched up corn flakes. My recipe calls for them to go on the last 10 minutes only. I need this cookbook.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Are you trying to put me into a food coma at 6 am??

Anonymous said...

Yikes!!! Yummy though!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

You crack me up!!!! It is vegetarian though!!!! So i can have it lol!!!! Sending hugs and thanks for the laugh this morning! hugs...

Susie said...

Diana, Yes, I know how the serving size may depend on the crowd...sounds really fattening. which means it must be good. I like the book title. xoxo,Susie

cindy the cottage chick said...

For me, it would be one serving. YUM-MAY!

Karen said...

LOL.. you are a regular riot. And so is that recipe. I don't know... it's a heart stopper for sure.

Katie Clooney said...

Looks like a great book. Bookmarked it for a possible hostess gift. Have a great day, Diana.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

OMG...I am cracking up over the title! It's so true! Here in the south a proper lady would rise from her sickbed to do what she needed to do! And I HAVE eaten that dish and have the hind end to prove it! LOL Thanks for sharing!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Well since I have gained 20 lbs that I can't seem to take off, you must look really, really skinny. lol Hugs, Marty

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a book! And your last few words had me in stitches :) The recipe sounds very good - I'll have to try it sometime.

Hugs!

Nellie said...

This is a fantastic recipe, Diana, and quite the staple for covered dish dinners around here.

On our trip last week, there was the option of seeing a play at Barter. The play? "Southern Fried Funeral!" We chose to go antique shopping in Bristol instead, though were told the play was a funny one. This book title reminds me of that play.

Have a good Thursday!

xo Nellie

Melanie said...

I am familiar with this recipe and yes it is so good!!! It only serves 4 here in Gerogia too! Haven't read this book yet, but will add it to my reading list!

living from glory to glory said...

OH MY!!
I want that to be served at my funeral! I loved the title of the book so much...
I am laughing over that one!
Hope you're well and this month is a busy one around here!
State Fair, Anniversary. You get the picture. Miss the lazy dog days this week-end.
Blessings, Roxy

Marissa said...

And if you live in South TX it only serves 2..LOL love it.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

That book sound like a hoot! Being a Free Methodist, I can attest that we Methodists enjoy our potlucks :)

I can also attest that these potatoes are to die for...pun intended! Worth every pound they put on. Have a lovely weekend Diana!

Hugs,
Deborah

Ruth Kelly said...

In the west we call that recipe "Funeral Potatoes", usually served at a luncheon after a funeral.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Diana, you are so funny. I will have to try those potatoes next time I have to bring a dish to a dinner.
You are so funny........
Have a terrific day.
Mary xxoo

Tammy Chrzan said...

Only a very polite lady from the South would think to write such a book, I think God put all of the hospitality of the USA in the South!
Be well! Be Healthy!
Much love to you,
Tammy

20 North Ora said...

That is one of my favorite recipes - I love it and make a big batch and then love to eat on it for several days. Yum! I use cream of chicken soup. Think I'll go whip up a batch right now!

Judy

Patty Patterson said...

Soooooo.... the trick to looking skinny is to fatten up those around you with some good southern cookin'. I'll get started on that right away! LOL

Debby said...

You are always so funny. Your comment was the first thing I read this morning, and I laughed outloud. "Starring at the floor"......haha.
I think I have this recipe from my mom. If only I could come up with a substitute for the "cream of" soups GF style. Have a good week-end.

Anonymous said...

Being a Southern gal, I have tasted this recipe and it is gooooood! Love the looks of this cookbook!

camp and cottage living said...

Thank God you not in the hospital with tubes everywhere. What a horrible thought!
My husband's Father was a Methodist Preacher for forty years so I can vouch that those ladies can cook!
I've made this recipe for years and you are right it will feed no more than four!

NanaNor's said...

I'm always amazed at the meals served in the south and yet folks don't seem worse for them-must be they work so much harder than the rest of us. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Noreen

Geneva said...

Now, that recipe has been around the block a few times in our neighborhood. Can't imagine what we'd do without it.
Your post gave me a big smile today...as they usually do. Thanks!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Stop it! I thought something was wrong with you....ahh wait it a minute? I just answered my own question! ha

Pam said...

That does sound good! I actually look forward to the food after the funerals. Lots of stuff you don't normally make for yourself. Maybe I should make a list of what I want at my funeral and tuck it away for my husband to find for later (much later, I hope). Circus peanuts would be tops on the list and you don't even have to cook them!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How funny! But the dishes are yummy, I'm sure! Southern ladies really know how to cook! Sweet hugs!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Diana,
We make these potatoes and call them Cheezy Potatoes. They are so yummy. My hubby can eat a pan of his own!!! Did you know if you make these up a head of time and freeze them and then thaw before you cook them the flavor is intense. My mother in law's always tasted better than mine and finally I asked her if we are using the same recipe how does hers have that better flavor. Then she told me the secret is freezing them first. Just a little FYI!!!!!
Kris

Celestina Marie said...

Diana, this sounds so good. Comfort food and southern style.
Looks like a good cook book.
Thanks for sharing, even the unhealthy stuff. LOL
Hugs, Celestina Marie

missy said...

You're a hoot..glad you're OK..Looks yummy

SavannahGranny said...

You are so bad. You would look real skinny next to me.
While you are standing next to me, you may be called upon to administer CPR. After a double serving of this delish dish, I will need a nurse.
Have a fabulous weekend, Ginger

Angela Ryder said...

You area brilliant! I have made this recipe and it is EXCELLENT!! Even better the next day, if it lasts that long!~~Ang

Dixie Delights said...

I love it!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I have heard of this cookbook but never looked through it. Looks great and the recipe does sound delicious!

Merlesworld said...

I'm lost for words, the food sounds pretty good but if it's my funeral I don't get to eat it so I not going to enjoy it.
Merle........

Maureen Wyatt said...

That is the funniest book title evahhh! Are you sure that recipe isn't a way of drumming up more funeral business? lol

Rick Watson said...

These are my people :)
R

Lucille said...

I might try this but with the cream of chicken soup. I have tasted something like this once and it was delicious. And, yes, it was at a small reunion with old school friends. At the moment, I am into Julia Child. What a nice lady she was. I just finished reading her memoirs and I am now reading her first book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". I have also been watching her on You Tube. She was a wonderful teacher!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

those Methodist know how to party. LOL

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, What a unique title for a book...I love it. Hash brown casserole is delicious and our DIL makes the best ever.
Hugs,
Sherry

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

I've seen this book, and it IS hilarious! I've also eaten that delicious, horribly unhealthy, hash brown casserole. YUM!

ImSoVintage said...

I'll be right over to stand next to you, because if you have been filling up on that, I am going to look soooo skinny. xo Laura

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I have to tell you that looks like a fun book! I'll have to look for it.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Hey now! If you're going to start about poking and prodding and orifices, we're going to have to up your rating to a more adult one! LOL! My mom used to make something very similar to this recipe, but like you, she didn't use the cheese soup. It tasted really good but I'm sure it immediately sets up house keeping in your arteries! Midwest and Southern cooking are very similar and very odd. I mean, where else would you get a wedge of lettuce with thousand island dressing on it or veggies in jello with a blob of mayonnaise on it and call it salad? Ahhhh memories LOL! Hugs, Leena

Gayla said...

I bought this... Think I gave it to a friend to read... Think I will buy another! Lol

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I can vouch for this recipe being fabulous! I have one almost identical to it that I make often. And, yes, it really only serves about 4, especially if my son is home on a visit! I use cream of chicken soup in mine and sometimes I omit the topping and just sprinkle on a little extra cheese during the last 10-15 min. Yummy!!
Have a nice Friday and weekend!

sweetvintageofmine said...

I want that BOOK! Not that I'm a serious cook cause I need to laugh when I cook...or should I say...people need a sense of humor when they eat my "cooking"! Blessings and a wonderful weekend! Roxie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love this book! You're too funny on serving four!!! In Georgia, if it had grits in it that would be true too! Thanks for sharing a yummy recipe!

Katie Isabella said...

This is Ramblingon. I am still in my kitties blog it aseems while I visit you. I LOVE the blog and the recipies and as a Southern woman born and bred I can appreciate them. :-) xo

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, you crack me up! What a funny book!

Curtains in My Tree said...

OMG


Love it , checked with my library and they have it

lynn said...

too funny, diana! but that recipe is right up my alley:) tfs-and have a great weekend!

Nonnie said...

No funeral spread would be complete without it around these parts. Yummy!

Donna said...

Aren't these potatoes part of the four food groups?! I make this every year at Christmas, except with cream of chicken soup, and there are never any leftovers. And I always use crushed potato chips on top, instead of the corn flakes (for more artery clogging!). Here we call them "cheesy potatoes". I call them "addicting"!!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Fell on the floor with this one! LOL