Yesterday proved to another warm day so I was determined to have dinner be quick and ready before dinnertime. I knew I was going to an afternoon Zumba class so I wanted the food to be ready by the time I got home.
This is not a new recipe for us in our home. I know I have mentioned in the past that if Ryan does not request for certain memorable dishes I will forget to make them even if they are in my recipe box.
When it comes to peppers, Ryan really enjoys eating poblano peppers. He requests them when he orders fajitas at any restaurant if they offer them. Green peppers do not seem to sit well in our tummies so we BOTH prefer poblanos or the colored peppers. Anyone else with me?
What I learned recently of course was that poblano peppers are in the same family as jalapeno peppers that is whyu some times the spice factor can vary.
Did I apply this when cleaning the peppers yesterday? I do not particularly like working with latex gloves but when I work with jalapeno peppers I never really have any issues but with poblano peppers it is another story. I think since getting pregnant my skin has been super sensitive to even the outside skin of the poblano pepper.
Yesterday, after working VERY carefully (so I thought) with the peppers, I discarded the seeds and stem in the trash. I washed the peppers and dried them, ready to be filled. I made the cornbread stuffing and then continued on with my day.
My hands started burning and somehow I had scratched my cheek and nose and those were burning. What the heck??? I washed my hands and thought the nightmare was over. 2 hours later I went to put my contacts on and OH MY GOODNESS, pain beyond my understanding shot through my eye. My finger had not even TOUCHED my eye but somehow I was still dealing with pepper fumes. I do not understand it. I flushed milk on my face, washed it and flushed my eyes with milk. Sounds wild but it worked after 5 minutes!!
Anyone else dealt with this? I am using gloves next time no matter what or I might just get one of these handy tools that a Twitter gal suggested. Anyone have one of these? It is called a Pepper Shark and looks really handy!
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