Monday, June 28, 2010

My Sense of Humor

Okay..I have what most people call, a cast iron stomach, I very rarely throw up. In fact, I can't even recall the last time I did. But that's not what this post is about.

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!


25 comments:

ethelmaepotter! said...

So good to "hear" you laugh!

I like my salsa very hot, too; in fact, I like just about anything with a side of hot sauce or peppers. I remember the first time I met my (now) son-in-law. I had fixed a huge meal, including my delicious fried chicken. I was deeply insulted when he asked for hot sauce and smothered his chicken in it! Now...guess what? I love my chicken with hot sauce!

Yum...the nectarines sound incredible in salsa! I'm going to try that next time; maybe I'll make a big bowl like that...and another with extra peppers for myself and SIL.

Poor Boo. I can just see him gagging and tearing up. But it sure made for a great story!

Mari said...

That is funny! I like the idea of nectarines in it. I just came back from PA, and while there I bought some pineapple salsa. It's very good too!

My name is PJ. said...

I love that you had kleenex on the table when you ate salsa growing up!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Remind me to politely decline if you offer me salsa! :) I can't take mine too hot.

Veronica Lee said...

LOL! Wish we were neighbours! I would love to bring a pot of my killer curry over!!

Andrea said...

I need a good laugh...does the heart good.
Hugs,
andrea

Redbonegirl97 said...

Mmmmmm, I have need for Chipotle right now.

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

mrstdj said...

Ha ha! Sorry for Boo, but I bet that salsa was delicious! I love fruit salsas and chutneys. And yep, you're right - the spicier the better! My favorite is a mango chipotle from Trader Joes.

Ev`Yan said...

This must have been payback for him disliking the way you cooked the chicken the other night.

Touche, Mommy.

Ace said...

This made me think of one of my first memories of Builderman. We worked in the same factory and one day at lunch someone offered him and another guy hot pepper (not sure what kind). Builderman took a big bite turned red, broke out in a sweat, and dove under the water cooler. One of the funniest things I've ever seen!

blueviolet said...

I would have cracked up too!!!! That is so funny that it was too much for him.

Danica said...

HA!!! I should try that on LW sometime!

Fragrant Liar said...

Oh yes, you had me at salsa. Hot is okay by me.

Boo is a weenie.

Brian Miller said...

oh i like my salsa hot too...used to raise our own peppers when we lived in FL...we had a recipe book with 100s of different salsas...yum...and a sense of humor is never a bad thing..smiles.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Kleenex and the table is a hoot!

I'm a total wimp--or at least my stomach is. I can't do the hot stuff anymore. Heck, I can barely do "mild" salsa-- and if it's mild, what's the point :-)

jj

Shinny Upatree said...

Salsa has to be hot or it isn't salsa. Bring it on -- sure makes me want Mexican food today.

Elle Bee said...

Hehehhee!! That's funny! I will remember to never accept salsa from you--I'm a big baby when it comes to spicy stuff. :o)

Sara said...

Oh the joys of salsa!

I had just had to stop by as I love your blog title. Delighted to stop by today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. THis looks like a nice place to slip off my shoes and soak in serious goodness.

Splashin,
Sara

Lin said...

Oh, wow! It must be REALLY hot stuff!! I planted a couple of pepper plants this summer, so I'm gonna have a LOT of peppers to share. I may have to send them to you. :)

Donna B said...

Oh NO!! I am such a whimp, table pepper is too hot for me. Just smelling your salsa would have set my eyes and nose to watering!! Your poor husband!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

What a girly man! hahahah! Can't handle the heat so he best stay out of the kitchen next time! ;)

I'm so glad that you haven't lost your sense of humor either! And that your taste buds are as hot as you are! :)

Good luck with the job situation and dealing with the stress that goes along with it, btw. I'm thinking of you!

Yvonne said...

He didn't even leave it for you to finish? It must have been off the charts hot!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

LOL!! Sounds like you make salsa as hot as my MIL. She is incredible!! The salsa she makes melts my tongue and makes my head itch. Great story!!!

chocoholic said...

I can't handle things that ar to hot. But my fiance wants everything hot enough to burn the hair out of his nose.

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