This message could apply to my real life.
I cut up half a bunch of broccoli, half a head of cauliflower, and a green pepper, added 2 oz. of orecchiette, filled the pot with water, added a sprinkle of garlic powder... which was a MOUNTAIN of garlic powder. The inner cap with filtering holes twisted off together with the main cap, and garlic cascaded out.
I spooned some of the garlic back into the jar, but there was still way too much garlic in the pot. So I took out the topmost vegetable pieces and rinsed the garlic off each one individually.
In hindsight, I should have just dumped the whole thing in the colander and rinsed it, but now it's been cooking for a bit. I'll rinse again when I drain the veggies.
If it's still too garlicky, I'm giving up and getting takeout.
Note to self: Please be more smarter
--En, costar of the film Wordplay