I like to use easy stuff a bit---if you haven't figured that out by now!
one of those easy things is boxed potatoes--you know--like scalloped and au gratin---
I like trying new ways to improve on them---although they are very tasty cooked as directed--
sometimes I like to put asparagus in them or those canned french fried onions-
I also think tomato bits and extra cheese are a good change up-
but I believe my family enjoys my potato ham bake the best---
I use 3-4 boxes of either flavor potatoes----adding a large can of ham----frozen peas and lots of cheese---maybe even two bags---one mixed in and one on top
we like sharp cheddar and I also try and use a steamer bag of peas---cooking them some before putting them into the dish
I have also substituted canned green beans for the peas and that too was nice--
just add a simple green salad and rolls---hope you try it!