I like to cook. Some people loooove to cook. I do it because I have to.
There are times when I really get an urge to be Betty Crocker and whip up a whole mess of food just because.
I mainly cook because of my family. It's cheaper than eating out and healthier too.
I am a southern girl through and through.
So yesterday I decided to cook up a nice comfort food meal.
Country ribs, cabbage, blackeye peas, sweet potatoes, and cornbread.
(I'll give you time to wipe the drool from your mouth.)
I am checking on my cabbage, lift the top off of the pot when it happens.
I am burned from the steam!!!
My thumb is on fire!!! It really hurts.
Usually I rub a little ice on it and it is ok.
(My mamma told me that you are not a real cook if you don't have scars.)
The ice is not working but I am about to roll on the floor in pain.
I grab a bottle of water and submerge my thumb in it- for 3 hours.
(I'm not kidding either.)
As soon as I remove my thumb it feels like hell has come to visit my hand.
I head to the internet- I tried it all.
Toothpaste, honey, you name it- nothing.
My kids are laughing hysterically.
I am about to cry.
Aloe Vera!! I have an aloe vera plant at my mom's house.
( I gave it to her because I can kill a cactus)
I grab a huge piece, slice it open and place it on my thumb.
Relief, but I can't hold it hear all night.
I think to myself.."How can I keep this in place?"
I am not running to Walgreens for this!
I think of my redneck friend Robelyn from Redneck Chic
My girls are rolling on the floor at this point.
But hey it works.
I slept like a baby. And when I awoke this morning my burn was healed.
So point of this post
If you use duct tape as a medical instrument of any kind...
You might know a redneck!!