When I was a kid, my mom used to watch Julia Child on TV. I believe it was Julia Child & Company, although I can't be sure. I can't say that I paid a whole lot of attention to her show, but I remember thinking that her voice and the things she would say were pretty funny. I remember thinking how she was probably the best cook ever, since she had a TV show and cookbooks and so many people talked about her. I also thought the food she cooked was "fancy", because it wasn't the things we ate
Several years back, family friends of our invited us to dinner and they served this potluck-type side dish, which I called Cheesy Potato Casserole, but they called it Funeral Potatoes. I thought it was an odd name, but they were good and over the years, Cheesy Potato Casserole (or Funeral Potatoes) became a family favorite.