Yesterday evening I (Emily) was baking cookies with the help of Clancy, Clara, and Ruth,when Clancy came up with the brilliant idea of making hot sauce as a surprise for Mama and Myles. I thought that it would keep them from picking in my dough, but little did I know what would happen later.:o
They put locotos (Bolivian hot peppers that are almost as hot as habeneros), salt, and because they thought that it might not be spicy enough they put store bought hot sauce in as well. Clancy stirred it together, then gave it to Ruth to try. How nice of you Clancy! Ruth sat down at the table and took a small amount. She came running into the kitchen doing a little dance and begging for water. I gave her some yogurt, and soon she was back to normal.
|The Hot Sauce King with his two Victims|
Clara was the next person to try it, and somehow she succeeded in getting some on her lips. Bad idea! She came running into the kitchen with her tongue hanging out of her mouth and tears streaming down her cheeks saying,"Mama I feel like someone punched me on my lips and my mouth is burning!" Mama put yogurt on her lips, but even that didn't help! She was still suffering from side effects two hours later! She put a frozen chunk of butter on her lips to stop the burning,and that helped quite a bit.
Ruth decided she was ready for another try, only this time she dipped her finger in the sauce and then touched her eye! How intelligent! She was screaming her head off! By now Mama was about to give Clancy the worst whipping of his life. Mama washed it off with Uncle Dwight's awesome soap and Ruth was soon back to normal.
Clancy, the Cook-a-Tear-in-chief, never even touched the stuff! Stinker! He just laughed when the little girls came in sobbing.:0 He takes after his dad! I have long ago learned to NEVER taste any of Clancy's experiments (ever since he put B.B.'s in the spaghetti).;)The closest I got to it was to smell it, and it even smelled spicy!