http://www.plainchicken.com/2012/05/meatball-sub-casserole.html) on Pinterest and proposed making it for dinner this week.
Instead of the enthusiastic response I anticipated, I heard: "Hmmm... it looks too messy."
"That's why it's a casserole. You can eat it with a fork."
"But there's bread on the bottom. That's weird."
"That's what makes it like a meatball sub. We could slice the bread thinner than in the picture."
"Bread in a casserole is just too strange. Maybe if you just made it with the stuff on top and without the bread."
"That's just cheese and spaghetti sauce and meatballs."
"Yeah. And then you could serve it over pasta or something."
"So... spaghetti and meatballs."