Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Maybe it's not enough apples....

...But I've been sick mostly for the last 3 weeks.  First it was a sore throat with congestion.  It was enough to make me stay home from work-the first time in almost 4 years.  I was doing great last week, just a lingering cough and some sniffles until Friday night, when I went to bed with a sore throat again....

Now, I have this horrible barking cough, minimal chest congestion, and a runny nose.  

I'm not writing this to complain (but I rarely get sick)...but to share with you a favorite family cold/cough remedy...

Grandma's Hot Sling:
Some fresh lemon juice (it's got Vitamin C), maybe a Tablespoon or 2
A tablespoon or so of honey
A good glug of whiskey (**note, growing up, we always used Jack Daniels...this evening I used my fiance's "Old Crow"...and it's a little rough around the edges...stick to Jack Daniels or Seagram's 7)
Hot water to fill a mug

I'm not sure if this is a primitive NyQuil or what, but it seems to work.  My Grandma makes 'em best: My Poppy says "I have to drink your grandmother's Hot Sling sitting on the bed; she make them strong!"

So bottoms up, and here's to good health!

PS.  I think my lack of posting is due to my battle with this darn cold.  I just don't seem to have any attention span when I get home from work.  Maybe next week.....

1 comment:

  1. We've been fighting colds off and on for about a month here - between the 4 of us someone is always sick.

    If you're feeling up to it, I'll be around later while the guys have practice and just got a crap load of wine and rum and whiskey.