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Chicken With Forty Cloves of Garlic

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Most of the time, I just cook whatever I want, and Brent goes along with it, because Brent is a pretty go with the flow kind of guy. However, one of the reasons I truly love cooking is that it makes people feel appreciated, or cared about when you make them a meal. Because Brent had a pretty stressful week, I decided yesterday I wanted to do something nice for him, and I made plans to make him his absolute favorite dinner tonight.

Now, it’s pretty obvious we don’t really eat much meat, other than fish in our house, but we used to eat more of it, and I made this Barefoot Contessa recipe for the first time about 2 years ago. It was an immediate hit with Brent —  a dish that made him literally smack his lips and lick his fingers. So, although it’s not something I’d normally choose to eat, it made me happy to make it for him (the last time was like a year and a half ago). He was very appreciative.

hpim3083The amount of garlic obviously sounds obscene, but it’s not. The garlic softens and becomes sweet and buttery. It’s actually perfect for spreading on toast. Tonight’s dinner also including herb roasted fingerling potatoes, which I really filled up on, and was rounded out with some crusty Artisan Bread for sopping up the sauce. Because he loves it so much, and I rarely make it, I made a lot, so he would have leftovers for the rest of the weekend.

Brent took the afternoon off of work, so we’ve been bumming around watching basketball, although I was truly depressed by the Illini’s loss last night. (Brent was not surprised by their loss). I hope everyone has a lovely Friday night!


10 responses »

  1. I totally had a stressful week. I had to do paperwork. Paperwork!

  2. I do the same thing at my house — I tend to like lighter food, while my boyfriend really loves “heavy” food — creamy pastas, cheese, eggs, pizza, lasagna, tofu/tempeh/seitan, the more fat and calories the better! I try to mix meals up within the weekend — some heavier meals for him and some lighter meals for me.

    And trust me . . . he never goes hungry! 🙂

    P.S. Reading your post makes me want to go roast a bunch of garlic. Right now. 🙂

  3. Mmmmm garlic!

    Have a wonderful Saturday 🙂

  4. Holy garlic!!! 🙂 That looks good!

  5. Hey! Just found your blog through Healthy Tipping Point.

    I’m currently in nursing school, too. Are you going for four years or accelerated?

  6. I saw that you posted this the other day, but I couldn’t stomach looking at food til today… I’m definitely making this, probably this week. I have a boatload of garlic, and one of those cool garlic peeling tube things! Thanks for the idea!

  7. There is nothing obscene about 40 cloves of garlic! I love it.

  8. so impressed with that much garlic! can’t wait to try this out!

  9. I tried making this once and burned it. I was so sad!

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