Here's something that I usually keep on hand for those times when you run out of garlic, forget it at the store, don't have time to mince your own, or realize yours is growing green unwanted sprouts :)
This is the greatest little invention, they sell frozen Garlic Cubes as well as cilantro, basil, and parsley in little tiny ice-cube-like-trays. I pick mine up in the frozen section at Trader Joe's, but other markets carry them as well. There are some dishes where fresh is still best, but for others like soups, crock pots, and other warm entrees, these do the trick quite nice! Just a tip for you this Wednesday to help simplify your time in the kitchen!