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. 

4 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  3. This made me laugh! (sorry)

    :)

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