Take for example potato casserole, which is also known, I'm told as funeral potatoes--since it gets served at burials I'd imagine, rather than, given the ingredients, it sends you to the grave.
Potato casserole, along with the aforementioned root vegetable, features a pint of sour cream, the ubiquitous (for Mormon cooks anyway) can of chicken/cream of celery or mushroom soup, shredded cheese, onions, melted butter and, to give it a crusty topping, corn flakes. Outside of the health issues eating this kind of food might offer, can anyone explain quite why so much of Mormon cooking tends towards the stodgy and bland? It seems to take the worst of American and English cooking and come up with a hybrid that ensures you put on pounds while having little to report in the way of taste.
And don't get me started on frog-eye salad with its endless cups of whipped topping and marshmallows ... (Stephen Dark)