Thursday, October 20, 2011

A new way to stay awake

Last night I made some incredible homemade salsa. It turned out so well partially due to a good recipe but mostly due to the fresh and delicious local vegetables that went in it. It went on a homemade tortilla, with beans, lettuce, homemade guacamole etc. Its a repeat dinner for tonight. In the 7 1/2 years we've been married, I don't believe Zach has ever had homemade salsa, homemade tortillas, and homemade guacamole on the same night together before. He's a lucky man. It was good eat'n, but that's not the story.

Here's the kicker, or should I say 'licker'. Later on that night as I was sitting in the temple and I realized I had gotten some of the jalapeno oils onto my left hand between my last two fingers. The spot was burning. The only thing I could think to do was lick the inflamed area and try to get the oil off. I was partially successful. When I licked my fingers the burning in my hand decreased slightly but was then transferred to my tongue. I waited a few minutes till the burning on my tongue subsided and licked again. This went on for about 7 or 8 rounds until my hand was feeling some what normal and so was my tongue. I'll have to say this though, I didn't fall asleep when the lights were low. 


  1. Ouch! Next time, wear disposable gloves when cleaning the jalapeno peppers. Then you'll save your fingers and tongue from the burning--That must have been tough to deal with at the time. I think I would have been doing a dance. I don't like hot spicy foods anyway, so I probably wouldn't have touched the jalapenos. Glad everything finally cooled down for you.

  2. Hah! Funny temple story! Can't believe you like that hot stuff! But, minus the hot stuff, that would be my favorite dinner!!! Sometimes we throw in a little spanish rice as well.

  3. This made me laugh! (sorry)