There are a few things that I know, without a doubt, to be a fact:
1. I love food almost as much as I love my own children.
2. I will never beat my in-laws (brothers-in-law and father-in-law) or my husband at Trivial Pursuit. I can barely remember that I teach guitar lessons on Tuesday at 4:30, let alone what MLB team almost won the national championship in 1925 until their shortstop stepped on a rusted nail or the body of water in the South American continent that is known to locals as "la agua refresca." Neither of those are real facts or Spanish terms, but if they were, those men would know the answer!
3. Emeril Lagasse has a fear of vampires. Now, let me explain myself here. I enjoy the Emeril recipes that I have tried from foodnetwork.com. However, is there a normal person anywhere that has a stash of 8 million heads of garlic on a regular basis? I think that maybe as a child he watched Dracula and has not yet quite recovered. I'm sure the release of Twilight has not helped. Now, not only are there vampires that turn into bats and suck your blood, they also have incandescent, sparklling chests and play baseball in thunderstorms. *enter blood-curdling scream here* Well, Emeril, I can't blame you for having garlic on hand. If a sparkly chested vampire tried to give me a ride on his back like a spider monkey, I would have to take some of that garlic and smear it all over his pale face.
I think my husband would have smeared this chicken all over his face. He couldn't get enough of it. It was full of flavor, and I only used about 1/10 the garlic because that's all I had on hand. I think this may be one of our new favorites around here. As an added perk- Keifer Sutherland won't pop up as a vampire, neither will Wesley Snipes, Edward, or that chick in Underworld. They won't come within 500 miles of your house, but neighbors might come sniffing around.
2 chicken breasts
1 t salt
1/2 t pepper
1/4 c flour
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 c sliced onions
15 cloves garlic ( 2 1/2 T of minced garlic)
1/4 t crushed red pepper
1 bay leaf
1/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 c chicken broth
1/2 lb angel hair pasta
1 1/2 T chopped parsley
1 1/2 T butter
Preheat the oven to 350.
Trim the chicken breasts of nastiness. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.