This is a little time consuming but so worth it! I cut some time in half by cooking potatoes in microwave instead of baking them. To clarify your butter take one stick of butter and microwave till melted. Do not stir! Then take a spoon and hold back the milk solids while pouring into a cup. All you want is the clear liquids not the milky whites. One stick equals the 2 oz needed in recipe. Add a bit of cubed ham and you have a meal. Very rich and satisfying.