I told you all on Monday that I had a cold, right? Well, guess what? It's still here!
Yesterday, I stayed home from work and basically spent the entire day in bed feeling crappy. Stuffy ears, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, mucus galore. Seriously gross stuff - just in case you needed a summarized description in addition to the mucus part! I went back to work today despite my sore throat and by lunchtime I was feeling crappy again.
After downing a few DayQuil liquid gels, I posted on the ole blog's Facebook page requesting home remedies for a sore throat. Let's be honest here, medicine is expensive and I'd rather spend my money on useful things. Like Kit Kats...
And did I get some recommendations? A'yup!
Most of them involved at least 1 of the following ingredients:
- Hot tea
When I got home tonight, I decided it was time to make myself a Hot Toddy. I had the tea, and I've been drinking the stuff for the last 48 hours. It helps, but only for a little while. Whiskey is bound to lengthen the effect, right?
P.S. You guys, I suck at following recipes. I don't measure & I never have all of the right ingredients so I improvise, and yes, there's a 50/50 chance that my concoction will be a disaster. Like tonight...
|Hey there, GC bank coffee mug THAT I GOT FOR FREE!|
Mug filled with tap water: The water here in GC comes out of the tap all murkey and poisonous, but hey, we drink it anyway because it tastes like home. Also, I microwaved this for 90 seconds once I put the tea bag in. Surely that killed 5% of the bacteria, don't you think?
Tea: Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile. This stuff is pretty good plus it already has honey in it, so there - saved me a step. Tonight the tea was going to its first adult beverage party for the sake of my throat. Such a giver!
Lemon Juice: Great Value. We almost never have lemon juice in the house because my kids think they need to make lemonade with it. As luck would have it, I bought this bad boy last week when I tried my hand at making cabbage rolls. The cabbage rolls were kind of bland. I added a cap full to the tea and you should do the same.
Whiskey: Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries. 'Round these here parts, we like to watch 'Moonshiners', and if you're not watching it, please for the love of hillbillies - click on this link and meet Jim Tom. He's sensational! When it came time to add the whiskey, I didn't have any so I improvised with the booze-filled juice from these. Ok, fine, maybe I added a booze-filled cherry too just to jazz it up a little.
I combined it all together in my mug and gave 'er a good stir with a plastic fork and prepared myself for greatness - and that's when Granny saw that we did, in fact, have a fifth of whiskey in the freezer!
Friends, it belongs to my husband and no, I'm not the reason he drinks. You can blame Marlee for that.
But! I topped the tea off with a little whiskey and lo and behold, I thought I would keel over from the smell alone!
Hmm? The taste? Oh good lawd... I'm not 19 anymore, that's for sure!
|Would you check out that stink eye...|
Next time, let's not try to kill me off with boozey tea. Mkay y'all?!