Hey, do you remember me mentioning my wonderful elderly neighbor who occasionally gives me boxes of chocolates and other such goodies? Well, he also gives me boxes of onions! The other day he gave me one that held close to 60 potent bulbs.
You'd think I had struck gold or something!
I love cooking with onions and put them in just about every recipe that doesn't include sugar or some kind of sweetener, so when I see a box full of onions I'm thinking stir fry, stew, soups, chili, omelets... blooming onions!
The problem with getting a box full of onions is that despite the fact that I use onions almost every day in one recipe or another, there is no way possible that I could use 60 onions before they began to spoil. But they're like gold to me, remember? I couldn't let them go to waste.
So I chopped them up, all at once.
Well, maybe not all of them... and certainly not all at the same time. More like about 30 of them, one at a time. My eyes ran out of tears after about the 4th onion.
And now two days later I still smell like the condiment tray of a weenie wagon.
I've tried every thing... soap, water, soap and water... lemon juice, a wash cloth, a scrubbie, shampoo, shower gel, lotion, even bleach.
Now my hands are squeaky clean, silky smooth and they smell like spring flowers... sauteed in onions.
Any suggestions? I'm willing to try just about anything short of amputation.
p.s.: We're baby proofing the house... Little Ryott, his mom and brothers are coming to stay with us in a couple of weeks. Yipee!