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Jalepeno Peppers
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New-gen    Posted 04-27-2004 at 05:44:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my circle of friends we had a guy who was a little "challenged". Things never came to him the easy way, in school or in life. But he didn't have a mean bone in his body, you just couldn't help but like the guy. We all looked out for him, though at times it was a major challenge!
One time he got on a kick of eating jalepeno peppers. He used to brag about how many he could eat andhow they didn't bother him in the least. We kinda let it go in one ear and ouththe other until one time we all went to a restaraunt that he claimed was famous for their jalepeno peppers.
He said "Now you can see I'm tellin' the truth!"
He went to the salad bar and came back with a big soup bowl filled with------PICKLED OCRA!!!
We tactfully told him the differenc, {while doing a good job of stifling uncontrollable laughter}
Well a couple of weeks went by and we ended up at a place where they server real jalepeno peppers. We showed him what they were and he just had to try them. He got himself a big bowl of them and we warned him, no those things are HOT. he said no problem, I can handle it!
Before anyone could stop him he shoved a whole one in his mouth and chomped down on it, chewing and swallowing it {stem and all} in one easy motion!!
His eyes bulge out of his head, his mouth dropped open, his face turned red, and before we could stop him, he took a giant swig of his pop!!! I thought he was gonna explode!!
We told him, NO NO NO!!! Pop is the worst thing for what ails you!!
We summoned the waitress over and asked for an emergency pitcher of water as he was in the process of draining every glass on the table. Luckily we had a bread basket, between glasses of water he downed dinner rolls and crackers like it was going out of style!
For some reason, he never mentioned jalepeno peppers {or for that matter any hot food} again!

Old Sarge    Posted 04-27-2004 at 06:38:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
While still on active duty, I had a plant in my room just so I could have them with my breakfast, lunch, and supper. Had to keep my room locked cuz there was a Mexican feller, Jose Guttirez, from Jalesco, that used to slip in and swipe em. Still hear from him once in a while and we laugh about it now.

Miz Sarge just rolls her eyes when I pick one off the plant and proceed to eat it.

Ana    Posted 04-27-2004 at 06:00:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dad used to eat them like that with no problem. He put them on everything from scrambled eggs, salads, vegetables, or just ate them whole. He especially loved them pickled. Now my son has the same stomach and food desires. I raise the peppers just for him.

Alias    Posted 04-27-2004 at 08:10:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that we're on the subject of peppers, I've never heard of a case where someone developed an ulcerated stomache or cancer from eating peppers. Whiskey, yes. Peppers, no. I'd be interested to know if there are any stastics to prove or disprove my assertion........gfp

deadcarp    Posted 04-27-2004 at 08:27:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta tell you, i think that's one reason i'm here. Few years back my stomach gave up - holes all over it, welts in my esophagus, thousands at local drs & mayo clinic, ate oatmeal for 3 months, lost half my weight, nuthin was helping. Fool that i am - finally one night i said heck with it, sprinkled a few drops of mazzetta habanero on a plate of boring spaghetti, got the milk handy and just decided to live a little. Surprisingly i finished the plate with no ill effects. Next morning i felt better. Now i religiously have my 6 drops every week, and i'm back to me. I'm convinved that stuff killed the bugs. :)

Alias    Posted 04-27-2004 at 15:09:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, I go through about 4 or 5 bottles of La. Hot Sauce each year. I never get heartburn, indigestion or any of the other things that some people get. Of course, I've learned how to live without any stress in my life too. ......gfp

eb    Posted 04-27-2004 at 06:17:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're good pickled.

T D in Tennessee    Posted 04-27-2004 at 08:05:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I pickle about a gallon every year and they are really good, but in modration. I wait until the fall of the year so that I have all different colors and they are a pretty sight. By the way, I also have enough to give to friends etc. I don't eat a gallon by myself.

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