Thursday, October 2, 2008

Warning: Creativity in Kitchen Causes Injury

I decided this evening to roast an assortment of peppers today. I am not a farmer, I don't know which pepper is which.  I love the colors and shapes of them all ( especially yellow , red, and orange).  I decided to chop and roast them tonight.  I carefully sliced and seasoned the beautiful peppers and placed them in the oven to roast.  They smelled so fragrant.  So much so that my children were complaining of their strong aroma.  They said it burned their eyes.  Oh well, they don't like peppers( they get hot sauce for a sassy mouth).

 

I had a little itch in my eye, oh yeah you know what happened next.  I did it . I touched my hand to my eye, briefly, lightly, and OH MY GOSH !!!  The pain was worse than child birth.  I then began rubbing , yes RUBBING my eye with my hand, my chopping hand.  My tear ducts were paralyzed.  I was sure I was going to be blind.  At this point I was wondering if my epi pen could be used for this.  Anything.  I put my head under the sink and began running my eye under the cold water.  I had a brief flashback to my childhood of a blue bottle of eye wash we always had for emergencies ( wishing I had one now )peppers eye wash

No relief, no help, what to do.  I took my pitiful ,burning, eye on fire to the bathroom where I contemplated plunging my head in the toilet but opted for the bathtub instead.  It began to get a tad better, like I was no longer contemplating removing my eye ball.  And then I had a light bulb moment.milk

I remembered that if you eat hot things that milk helps sooth your mouth.  I will give it a try.  So I gave myself a milk eye wash and instantly felt better.  CRAZY !!  It felt so refreshing.   I then took my little friends out of the oven and thought I should get a teensy taste of what caused me such pain.  BAD  IDEA !!!  I had a repeat experience only with my mouth.  I had to down about a half gallon of Chocolate milk .  My house smells like hot sauce factory with hints of dairy.  Maybe that could be a new Yankee Candle scent.

6 comments:

Valarie said...

The picture in my head of you pouring milk on your eye is just precious! :)

Woman said...

did you clean the seeds out of the peppers?

Life on the farm... said...

Oh, man there are all kinds of things I'm wanting to say, but I'm holding back!. Uh I am a Farmer though, I do know my peppers! Not really...Sounded like a good idea, and something you could actually eat!

Somer said...

Been there done that! Not the milk bath in my eye though.

Misty said...

So bad! I'm sorry but I really have to laugh a little. I love the creative milk remedy!

jennifer said...

Um, you just don't have much luck with food, do you?