As I said, I've had a sore throat. One night it was so bad that I couldn't speak, and my dear friend Patti offered to make me a little soothing treatment that her daddy used to make her when she was a little girl. Patti's is "of an age," so this is one of those "oldies and goodies." It's called a Butter Ball.
Patti took about a teaspoon (or more) of somewhat soft butter and gently rolled it into a ball in her hands.
Then she rolled it in some white sugar. And rolled it in her hands again and then in the sugar again.
She made three. Then she popped them in the freezer to cool and harden a bit. Later, I put one in my mouth and held it in the back of my throat. And I must say -- it tasted good, and it did soothe my throat. And a while later I was able to speak again, for a while. The butter balls were a bit large for my preference; I found myself about to choke on them, but I like the idea -- lubricating and moisturizing the throat. Next time you feel laryngitis coming on, try a butter ball!