A follow-up question to the below post on kugel:
I'm looking for some nontraditional additions/modificiations to the basic potato kugel. Putting aside whether my grandparents would approve (surely they wouldn't), has anyone ever tried adding one or more of:
* mashed roasted garlic
* carmelized (rather than raw) onions
* chopped oil-cured olives
* bits of salty meat (a bacon substitute, like bits of pastrami or something)
or other nontraditional additions? Thanks.