This is good comfort food "kicked up a notch". The directions appear lengthy, but not really difficult. This recipe is also very flexible; you can modify it to whatever your taste is. It can be "stick-to-your-ribs" with bacon and sour cream additions, or it can be elegant with white wine and fresh parsley. It has been in my family for some time, but never really written down. But this is a good "wing-it" kind of dish. Have fun with it!