I grew up with the traditional 'layered potato and onion' version of scalloped potatoes. My husband doesn't care for onions, so I had to find another way to enjoy this dish. I'm not willing to give up the flavour you get by using onions, so I finely chop them before cooking. That way they disappear from site but not from taste. This has become our standard recipe that has received lots of compliments, and is always requested when the kids come to visit. Especially good with meatloaf. You can vary the taste by adding different spices. I've even added peas to the assembly. Also, feel free to increase the amount of cheese. NOTE: Your sauce will thicken much quicker if you use warmed milk. Microwave it for 1-1/2 minutes on High.