Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Medicinal benefits of garlic

Yesterday I cooked one of my best meat sauces for pasta- the meat was actually defrosted when I started cooking it, the onions and garlic weren't burnt, the spices were just right. I also decided to sprinkle some fresh grated garlic on top of it because the kids have colds and fresh garlic is a wonderful healer of colds. ( I even made a salad because I was so excited about my main dish!).

We all sat down to eat. SiM wanted to protest being put in the high chair but as soon as he saw the delicious dinner that I put on his plate, he quieted down and started blowing on it saying 'hot?' Eh even put on a bib because she was so eager to start eating her pasta. Hubby served himself a full plate... And as soon as I sat down at the table, husband said "Oh, I think you made the sauce too spicy." I tried to deny it but Eh right away echoed 'Mommy, it's too spicy and it gave me a boo boo" and SiM continued 'hot?'.

I tasted my incredible, made on time, dinner. It was delicious. And the freshly grated medicinal garlic was quite overbearing in every second forkful... Once I explained the problem, hubby still finished his pasta and even took a second helping. And the kids seemed to be content with bread and cupcakes...

I must try to remember to use only 1 garlic clove next time...

6 comments:

Barb Chansky said...

Oh, happy memories... remember my cholent with cayene? By the way, both yours truly and my roommate, who usually does not like my cooking esperiments, happily consumed the above mentioned garlick creation

Sally Hazel said...

:)

Moshe said...

Cholent with cayenne?! Awesome! I also add cayenne, though not a lot.

I made Japanese Curry with chili peppers a couple times.

My current dafina has chestnuts, lamb, rice, bulgur, honey, hot paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne, cumin, curry powder, beer, yams and eggs.

Sally Hazel said...

Hubby would be SO offended if I made CHULENT using your ingredients that he'd probably go back to shul and eat by the kiddush... OR would become a permanent cholent maker in our household...

Moshe said...

Lol
But Ashkenaz food is soooo booooring

Sally Hazel said...

Yea, yesterday when I was cooking dinner, hubby asked 'did you remember to put in the spices', lol

Salt, pepper, onions, and (cooked) garlic are used generously in my household though...