health benefits of garlic, not to mention the flavor, outweigh the temporary "earthy breath."
I worried that, with my open floor plan, my drapery, carpet and furniture would smell like garlic for the next 2 weeks. Then I got a tip from a "Food on Fridays" gal. She suggested I cook it in the garage. Brilliant.
So Monday morning I chopped and tossed half a large onion and one large shallot in olive oil and put it in the bottom of the crock. Then I tossed a few chicken breasts and about 30 cloves of peeled garlic in olive oil and dumped that in. I topped it all with sea salt, cracked black pepper and about 2 teaspoons of paprika. Plugged it in on the work table in the garage and cooked on low for 6 hours. This is what I got:
Doesn't exactly look lovely but was delicious served over pasta alfredo primavera. Yes, the garage still smelled of garlic on Tuesday so I just left the door up for a few hours. Problem solved.
By the way, I want to mention another delicious problem solver I recently discovered: Saint's Coffee. Saint's Coffee is an organic, fair trade, micro-roasted, Christian coffee company dedicated to feeding hungry orphans in the third world. The purchase of one pound of their coffee feeds a hungry orphan for an entire month! You've got to read about them.
And how does it taste? Good. The St. George's blend is fresh and smoooooth. And the Decaf Cinnamon Sticky Buns blend has terrific cinnamon flavor! Had that last night and this morning. Thought you might want to check them out if you're a coffee lover with a caring heart.
So I've had garlic and coffee breath this week ... nice. But that's OK because if you read yesterday's post, you'll know I've not exposed anyone to it - off to climb in my recliner, with my blanket and remote, and enjoy the final days of these Olympics.