Saturday, May 26, 2007

My Fantasy Life

This is the kind of dilemma that I wish I had on a regular basis, in my fantasy life where decisions don't get harder than this.

I'm making Garlic Roast Chicken again, but I'd also like to bake a Devil's Food Cake at the same time to save electricity and gas, since they both cook at the same temperature.

Now, the quandary will probably have been solved by the time you read this, but I would be grateful for your opinions and advice. Help me, foodies!

If I bake a Devil's Food Cake (mmm, so chocolatey) and Garlic Roast Chicken in the oven at the same time, is it all going to end in tears?

Will I end up with some strange chicken that smells chocolatey but meaty at the same time? Will my cake be unpleasantly garlicky? Argh!*

*But only a little "Argh!" and then I'll just do whatever, and keep watching my taped episodes of Grey's Anatomy. Mmm ... Eric Dane ... mmm ... Patrick Dempsey ... do I smell burning?


girlanddog said...

I do think your cake will taste garlicky. If you were cooking with something less pungent, I'd say go ahead. But garlic permeates into everything. Hope your experiement went well!

an9ie said...

Thanks Girl! I concur, and in the end I was too chicken (ha!) to put them in together.

dmariemart said...

Picture of the skin being lifted off the chicken is a little like food porn.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, if you calculate the extra gas or electricity to cook them seperately, it probably amounts to a couple of cents. Also, you get the benefit of the house smelling devine of chocolate cake all on its own if you cook seperately. Jaymez

an9ie said...

The jury has spoken! I do agree with you, maybe if I were cooking something else, but garlic is one of those smells that gets into everything.