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My Grandpa's Winter Cures
Grandpa was of Scottish and Irish descent. His surefire remedies nearly always
included whiskey and molasses, whether you were a person or a horse. He didn't
get to doctor with my Grandma around but he shared his remedies with me.
For the Flu
To be made before bedtime. Make a pot of strong tea. Cut up a lemon into small
wedges, peel and all, and add to the pot. Then add 1 cup of whiskey (he used
Scotch but Tennessee whiskey works very well) and 3 or 4 tablespoons of honey.
Let it all blend together in the pot while you carry it to the bedroom. Get it bed,
pile on lots of covers, pour yourself a cup and drink it slowly. Keep drinking it a
cup at a time until the whole pot is gone. Then go to sleep.
To be made at breakfast. Make a pot of oatmeal (not the instant packet stuff, the
real stuff you have to boil). Add to the pot 1/2 to 1 cup of whiskey, 2 to 3
tablespoons of blackstrap molasses, 1 teaspoon each cinnamon, ginger, and
cloves. Add tablespoon of cream and raisins or nuts if you like. Eat as much as
you can and go back to bed. Your co-workers don't want your germs.
Please everyone, enjoy and add something. Winter is here