One of the things she joined me for over the weekend was Saturday's garlicpalooza tailgate. At first, she figured Americans are odd and get together before football games to eat a variety of garlic dishes, but she caught on pretty quickly that, no, we're just odd enough to do these themed tailgates once in a while.
The garlic theme was awesome, and my garlic chocolate chip cookies were certainly a hit. (Really!) There was also garlic cheese potato soup, roasted garlic with bleu cheese, bacon-wrapped jalapeño-garlic poppers (overlapping with last year's baconpalooza tailgate), garlic hummus, garlic-garlic dip, chocolate-covered garlic, garlic truffles, garlic pulled pork, garlic cheddar biscuits, and caramel-covered grapes. (Hmm.)