Monday, October 19, 2009

Pain and Apple Pudding

Toothaches are NO FUN!  The throbbing pain penetrates throughout the jaw and head.  There are many home remedies I found online. 

 None of which I tried, but may work for you if you're in need!

Chewing leaves of a guava tree
Placing a garlic clove on the tooth
Pinch of pepper and table salt on the tooth
Clove oil
Chewing a raw onion for 3 minutes,
Rinse mouth with a strong alcohol such as whiskey.
Spray pure perfume on the tooth. (You'll need the perfume after all the other remedies)

I ended up taking a Percocet last night so I could sleep. I called my dentist this morning and after explaining the pain I was in, the receptionist said, "Hmmm...let's see....looks like we can get you in on Thursday at 8:00!
I found another dentist who took me in today.  His home remedy? A root canal! I must be on a roll! That's OK, tomorrow night I'll be out of this pain.
Just so that you don't think I'm a cry baby, I'm including a favorite recipe of ours.
This recipe is one my mom has made ever since I can remember.  To me it's a Fall dessert that can be used for any occasion! 

Apple Pudding
2 cups grated apples
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour (I used 1 whole wheat and 1 white)
2 tsp. soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional but really good)
Cream butter, shortening and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  Add grated apples.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Add nuts.
Pour into 9x13 greased pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

2 cups brown sugar
2 T. flour
2 T. cornstarch
3 cups water
2 T. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix sugar, flour and cornstarch together.  Add water and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla.
Cut cake and place on plate.  Pour warm sauce over top.  Can top with whipped cream or ice cream.

Hope you enjoy!


Kristina P. said...

I hate the dentist so much, the only time I go is when I have tooth pain. It's horrible!

Cherie said...

When I started reading this post my first thought was "Sounds like a root canal to me!" So sorry - No fun!
Hopefully the yummy dessert will sweeten up your week!

Jill said...

Don't blog while on Percocet! You'll regret it.
Hope you feel better. I loved the apple cake.

mysteryhistorymom said...

You poor thing! Well, relief is just around the corner.... Be sure to get the laughing gas and the procedure will be much more pleasant.:) Ask for headphones, too. Music works wonders for me!:) Lori

Valerie said...

Awww, Connie. Sorry about the tooth pain!
Be sure and let us know if you do anything wacky while you are on painkillers! Could be a lot of blogging fun! :) Don't listen to Jill!!!
And that Apple Pudding looks totally delish! I want to make some right now. I'll absolutely be trying it soon.
Feel Better!

Yvonne said...

Sorry about the root canal--but at least it will be better by Tuesday instead of Thursday.

The apple dessert looks delicious.

Camille said...

I'm surprised none of the home remedies listed "take hammer to tooth" or "bang head wildly against hard surface". That's probably what you feel like doing! I hope all is fixed after tonight! Then you can make more apple pudding for us! :)

Emma said...

Yum that looks so good!!!!

I hate hate hate the dentist, but I have never had to have a root canal so I hope he or she made you feel better!!!

Kamee said...

Connie, no fun at all!! I do hope that you feel better today! I started 3 weeks ago, have spent 7 hours and hundreds of dollars on 1 tooth needing a root canal. Here I am today tooth NOT fixed and heading to a specialist this morning in hopes he can fix the tooth. I am about ready to use one of Camille's ideas........

Fairy Footprints said...

I hope your tooth feels better soon.

Sending prayer for a speedy recovery.


Kazzy said...

Percocet Pudding may have done the trick! So sorry about that blasted tooth. Ugh. If I could live without money and without teeth I would be a happy lady. Wait, there are some people who do that. Never mind...

Barbaloot said...

I've been browsing food blogs for the past week-and haven't seen this recipe yet! Can't wait to add it to my file.

Also...I hope the tooth gets better soon!!

Nana said...

That apple pudding looks yummy!!!!

Maybe it gave you the toothache.
I am glad you found another dentist. If they won't get you in the same day foret them.

Small House said...

OH MAN!!! I'm a self proclaimed "Root Canal Queen", so needless to say, I FEEL SO SORRY FOR YOU!!! I just had oral surgery 2 weeks ago. AUGH! HEY...but I'm looking forward to making your yummy apple pudding!

Ann Marie said...

Perfume? Chewing raw onions?

I want to know who thought of it?
I know.. I'll spray some perfume on my tooth! Crazyness!! ha-ha

I have had the kind of toothaches you have described.. and after the pain.. root canals = happiness!

Glad it's over.. I have had lots of blog friends with toothaches lately.. What's the deal?? It's not even Halloween yet??

Hope your feeling better lady!
BTW: I waved at you as I drove by your city yesterday...

Jill said...

Tell Kazzy to come to my ward if she wants to live broke and toothless.

The Garden of Egan said...

Hope you get feeling better soon! Nothing worse than a toothache.
The apple cake carmel drizzly thing looks extremely good. I'm afraid I may have to succumb to temptation and make it....unless you were planning on having me over for dinner, in which case I wouldn't want to ruin my appetite!

Kimmie said...

I can sympathize with your pain! I have had 5 different root canals in my mouth and it is NO fun! (however, love the laughing gas that you get when they do your root makes it all better).

I am SO excited about this recipe! I remember having things like this at my grandma's house when we were little and always loved it.

I am excited to have another YUMMY recipe to make with our abundance of apples! Thanks for sharing your recipe and thanks for making me laugh today with your wit and humor!

I hope your tooth is feeling better in no time at all!

gigi said...

Oh, Connie, I am so sorry that you have had to go thru that pain. It really hurts. It hurts the pocket book too, again sorry :{
I'm trying that recipe! Look for it on Tasty Tuesday soon!
All smiles...

Natalie said...

Oh so sorry you've been in pain. I hope you'r much better now.

I copied your Pineapple Zucchini Cake recipe and am making it Thursday for our young adults. We have twins with a birthday and that will be their dessert. I have been agonizing over what to make and this looks just right. Thanks

Melissa Miller said...

Connie I'm so sorry. I have never had a root canal but I've heard about them....:( I will pray for you and a speedy recovery with no pain.

Your recipes are some of the best looking in Blogland. Mmmmm...:)
When I'm done dieting I am trying several of yours.

Many blessings sweet lady, ~Melissa :)

gigi said...

Oh, my hello!!!!!!!!!
I made this today and I lLOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
I will feature it next Tuesday on TAsty Tuesday if you don't mind :)

Jenny said...

I have had a few root canals my self. Sorry to see that you had to have one.