I love salsa. I was raised on salsa...the hotter the better. In fact, my mom made the salsa so hot, we'd make sure there was kleenex on the table for the runny noses and the sweats.
I forget that my salsa is not for the faint at heart and trust me, I do try to tone it down. Tone it down means, two jalapenos and not three or four.
I made salsa today with nectarines. I only used two jalapenos. I asked Boo to taste it and to let me know if I needed to make it hotter. He said, "It's up to you." I decided to let the flavors blend in the fridge for a few hours before I added more peppers.
Boo decided to snack on salsa while watching football. With the keen hearing that I have, I noticed that he was coughing like, ummm, every 5 seconds. I started to call out, "Are you okay in there?" but instead..he came in with the bowl and chips and dumped it into the sink. He said, "This is WAY too hot. I think my taste buds just melted off of my tongue."
I couldn't help it. I got a bit tickled. No, I actually cracked up. Here is this big burly man running for the water. I laughed quietly and then offered him a glass of milk.
One thing for sure, I haven't lost my sense of humor!