It's been rainy here in the Deep South. All last week, it rained and rained some more. Puddles are everywhere!
But there is an upside to the rain. It washes away the pollen which is plentiful this time of year. Between the rain and my daily allergy remedy, I've been nearly free of my usual seasonal allergy symptoms. If I feel itchy, watery eyes coming on, I drink another cup of the remedy.
Here's my allergy helper recipe:
The juice of half a lemon
1 TBSP local raw honey
I just put the juice into a regular size coffee mug and add hot water. You don't want it to be boiling water, just hot enough to melt the honey. Stir in the honey until dissolved and then drink warm.
I know, it sounds like an old wives' tale, but lemon juice is known for its antibacterial properties and honey, especially locally produced honey, helps alleviate pollen-related allergy symptoms. I really believe it's made a difference in my fight against seasonal allergies. And if it's all in my head, so what? I enjoy my honey lemon "tea!"
Now here's what I've got on my menu this week:
Panko crusted salmon, mashed cauliflower
Chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes
Quinoa burrito bowls
Sloppy joes, homemade fries
Savory roast beef sandwiches, crockpot potatoes
For more meal planning inspiration, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.