I try, folks, I really do. But, 40 years of bad habits is hard to break!!
Anyway, I saw this recipe and wondered if I could fool him into thinking it was hash brown casserole. It was pretty close, honestly.
Had I added more salt, and not told him it was spaghetti squash BEFORE he had eaten all of his serving, he would have probably eaten more of it the first night. However, the next night, I added more salt with the leftovers and he actually ate it…and said I could make it again!
This fake-out was a win!
Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
1 medium spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons butter
1 small yellow onion, diced
½ cup sour cream
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a dish with a ¼ inch of water; microwave for 10 -12 minutes. While the squash is cooking, saute the onions until they are a light brown.
Use a fork to scrape the insides of the squash into a medium bowl, then mix in the onions, cheese, and sour cream. Salt and pepper to taste.
Bake at 350 for 2o minutes.