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‘Burn Baby, Burn’ ~ How To Laugh In The Summer Heat With FMS

WOOOOOOOOEEEEEE!  It’s HOT. It’s damn HOT!  The temperature in Phoenix this week has peaked at 113 degrees, and a new record low of 90 degrees was reached this morning.

It’s HOT.  It’s damn HOT!

Heat is no bueno, especially for FMSer’s.  Our temperature gauges are all screwed up as it is, and extreme heat, like extreme cold, wreck havoc on our already compromised systems.

And since we’re on the subject of  ‘heat’, let’s talk tactile allodynia.  This is the official name of that weird symptom we have where our skin hurts or burns when touched:

It comes from a malfunction of specialized nerves, called nociceptors, that sense information about things like temperature and painful stimuli right at the skin. For some reason, our nociceptors start telling our brains that just about any sensation is painful. Researchers believe is part of the central sensitization associated with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and a handful of other conditions.

How to laugh in the face of the summer heat even with fibromyalgia

Yet another symptom in the ‘Bizzaro Wonderland’ that is the FMS body.  The skin on the right half of my body toward the middle has felt sunburned for about 2 weeks now.  Again, there is no discernible reason for this.  I am not sunburnt, I do not have a rash, there was no trauma to the area, it just hurts to touch and occasionally feels like ‘sparkler’ burns common in FMS.


Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. ~Russel Baker


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~Chili Relleno Casserole~

~diced green chilies (freshly roasted Anaheim or canned diced)

~1-2 cups sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack cheese shredded

~2 eggs

~1/2 cup flour {can use AP GF flour}

~2 cups milk


Line bottom of 9 inch oven proof pan with chilies.  Top with cheese. In separate bowl whisk eggs, milk, flour, salt.  Pour over top of cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30-45 min until set and starting to turn golden on top.

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  • Reply
    June 30 at 8:54 am

    That casserole looks yummy!

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      June 30 at 12:17 pm

      I grew up with this casserole, one of my Mexican mother’s recipes 😉

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    June 30 at 9:43 pm

    Oh this recipe is getting bookmarked and tested out soon. Sounds amazing. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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      July 1 at 1:13 am

      It would be a great one for the Fourth!

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    July 1 at 2:34 am

    Grace says – That food looks well yummy and I definitely think Mum should give it a go 🙂 #sharewithme

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      July 1 at 10:56 am

      Yes! My mom always made this and it is one of my favorite go to’s ! 😉

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    jill conyers
    July 1 at 2:45 am

    Chili relleno is a favorite. Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for linking up with Jess and I to dish the fit! #fitfamlove

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      July 1 at 11:01 am

      Me too Jill! I have even found Rellenos wrapped in egg and served with a verde sauce rather that deep fried in batter in a few more ‘authentic’ Mexican restaurants. If you come across one of these, ORDER IT! You’ll love it 🙂

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    Raising Mighty Girls
    July 1 at 11:49 am

    Love the casserole recipe. How adorable are the two dogs?? Love them. #sharewithme

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      July 1 at 3:00 pm

      THank you Karen! It is a delicious recipe, thanks for stoppin’ by! 😉

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    Deborah Davis
    July 1 at 6:49 pm

    With yummy ingredients like these, I will be making and eating these for friends and family quite often. Thank you so much for sharing this delicious Chili Relleno Casserole with us at the Plant-based Potluck Party! I’m pinning and sharing.

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      July 1 at 9:20 pm

      Welcome Deborah! Enjoy! 🙂

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    Mummy here and there
    July 4 at 10:38 am

    Great recipe thank you for sharing X

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      July 4 at 4:18 pm

      Your welcome! 🙂

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