So tonight I decided to grill some steak for my roommates; first off, I have to give a shout out to HEB and their combo loco for this week. In case you are not familiar, HEB will have these yellow coupons throughout the store to save you money and once a week if you buy a bigger ticket item you get a lot of stuff for free. The combo loco this week was if you bought two New York strip steaks (around $9-$11) you got a four pack of potatoes, cheese, sour cream, butter, HEB brand 2L soda, and steak sauce — a pretty darn good deal averaging at $5 a person!
I paired the steak and potatoes with some grilled zucchini and I throw in some serrano peppers for flavor. I truly love hot/spicy things so I often mix in some serranos, other peppers, and green chili into whatever I cook. I have two roommates who are both a little sensitive to some of the hot things that I cook. The female roommate is from the south and has been living with me for around 2 years and I have brought her up to speed where she can eat a lot of the hot things that I cook in moderation. The male roommate is relatively new to the house and is a Kansas boy — thus he is not familiar with spicy food or peppers; in fact, it has been my duty to introduce him to the world of hot foods. Anyway, I told my roommates that there were some peppers in the zucchini and to avoid them, but the male roommate, Aaron, neglected to head my warning. He ate the pepper and his mouth was on fire.
Needless to say, after he had this small experience with a serrano pepper (he actually didn’t even eat it — he spit it out), I decided to make a bet with him.
The bet was that Aaron had to eat a sliver of the serrano pepper, and after he swallowed it and had nothing in his mouth, he had to wait a minute until he could put anything (water, milk, sour cream, bread, etc.). If Aaron was able to do this, I had to give him $5 and a six pack of Lone Star Beer. If he wussed out and had to drink or eat something because of the heat, he had to buy the six pack and we would split it.
This is the video that documents this bet. Will he make it or will he wuss out. Remember, he is from Kansas and not Texas!