So there I was yesterday morning, standing in the kitchen with a running faucet called my nose, and watering eyes without have peeled a single onion. I knew that if I tried to cook the Christmas lunch under these conditions, everyone would have a strong chance of being sick for New Year's Eve.
I couldn't prepare a meal if I was constantly blowing my nose, washing my hands, wiping my eyes then washing my hands, running to the far corner of the kitchen to sneeze with my head buried in my elbow, re washing my hands, only to blow my nose and start all over again. I needed clean hands period.
Desperate and the clocking ticking, I put a tampon in each nostril. Miraculously my eyes stopped watering, and my sneezing seemed blocked. It worked.
Maybe more information than you wanted to know, but the thing is... it is a good trick to have if you need to cook a dinner and have a running nose.
Besides the four of us at our Christmas table, there was our niece Juliette and her partner Stephan, Juliette's children Tatianna and Jarod, our nephew and Juliette's brother Matthieu, my dear friend Bonnie's son Ben and his girlfriend Emily and my mother in law.
Recipes to follow.
I pulled the tampons out before having dinner.