On our third or fourth date, Joe took me to a Penn State football game.
Incidentally, that was the date on which I knew we’d get married. It was uncanny.
Anyway, I’d never been tailgating before. I’d been to lots and lots of football games as a student, but I hadn’t been to a football game since I’d graduated, and I had just never done the tailgating thing. I didn’t really know what to expect. Imagine my surprise when the nervous fellow I’d been seeing opened the trunk of his car and began to grab dish after dish, container after container. When he was finished, we had a magnificent picnic.
In the misty rain.
One of Joe’s containers held raw cauliflower that he had marinated for 4 days in red wine vinaigrette. It was delicious. We still make Joe’s marinated cauliflower often. I like it best when we make homemade vinaigrette for the marinade, but it’s good with commercial salad dressing, too. This cauliflower makes an awesome appetizer, late night snack, or side dish. Fortunately, marinated cauliflower is super easy to make (because we go through a lot of it).
What’s your favorite way to eat cauliflower?
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