Monday, September 12, 2005

Forcing Fall

I often find myself getting anxious at the end of a season and will decide to begin the next season even if it's not quite time.

For instance, about a month ago when it was 95 degrees here and I was wearing shorts and flipflops desperately running from one fan to the next in my house trying to stay cool, I decided I was ready for fall. Maybe it was the little orange pumpkins turning up in my garden or the chili recipe I came across in a my new cookbook. Either way, I was ready to be done with summer and usher in the coziness of fall.

I got out my Joy of Cooking and began rolling out pastry dough for blackberry pies. While the pies were in the oven, I knitted up a wool hat. Meanwhile, sweating my ass right off.

Luckily, it has started to cool off since then, and Labor Day has passed meaning that summer is officially over. To honor the new season, I broke out the dutch oven and made up this new recipe that I came across in the Williams Sonoma catalog. I know, I know, that's a little cheesy, but I have the hardest time finding good recipes with which to use my fancy Le Creuset dish, so I'm not picky.

Anyway, for all those Fans of Fall, this is a delicious recipe with a very flavorful sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and a crisp salad (I made a caprese to use up all the tomatoes and basil in the garden), this is a very homey dish and a good one for welcoming Fall into your belly.

Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves


  1. I have totally made that! and it is really good (sorry, i'm kell's friend, Min, don't mean to barge in here). i made that recipe when i first started cooking years ago and i had NEVER dealt with chicken with the skin on. i have a small raw chicken phobia, so getting the skin off was challenging enough, and then, like an idiot, i put it down my disposal, which of course did nothing to get rid of it and i had to REACH INTO the disposal and sludge out the RAW CHICKEN SKIN to throw away outside. so it was kind of a horrifying experience for me. but i do remember the end result being delicious. :)

  2. HA!! I totally know what you mean about the garbage disposal nightmare. In college, we had a "taco night" (read: Corona Night) and poured all the fat from the taco meat down the drain. Needless to say, the clean up was a MESS. ew. For this, I used boneless skinless breasts, and there was no trauma, thankfully ;)


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