Lemon Juice Day, More Herbs Less Salt Day, Chop Suey Day

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August 29, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote:  “Don’t bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out.” ― Carroll Bryant

★~ Lemon Juice Day:


The natural way to think of using lemons is to squeeze them over everything from chicken to ice-tea. However lemons are as helpful to the homemaker as they are to the cook!  Use them as an air freshener, a degreaser, and for cleaning wooden cutting boards. Toss a quartered lemon down your garbage disposal after you have run some ice through it to help freshen it up.

♥~ Add fresh squeezed lemon juice to your water to drink throughout the day and drink in a warm cup of water before bed.  This small simple act can have a huge impact on your health…

♥~ If you are trying to cut back on your portions at mealtime try drinking the lemon water about 20 minutes before the meal and it will curb your appetite along with aiding in the digestion of fats from that meal.

★~ More Herbs-Less Salt Day:


The harvest of garden herbs is at a peak, and there is nothing better than fresh garden herbs in your favorite recipes. More Herbs, Less Salt Day encourages us to use herbs (when possible) in home-cooked dishes in place of salt.

★~ Chop Suey


The origins of this Chinese-American dish are disputed. Some say that Chinese immigrants created the dish, while others insist that the dish is traditionally Chinese. The name comes is Cantonese and means “odds and ends.” The stew is simply made from different ingredients mixed together, such as egg, meat, and vegetables (don’t forget the herbs and lemon) and then served over rice or with noodles.

Chop, chop! El Morno Friend Sendi shared this chop suey recipe last year.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1886 – Li Hung-Chang’s chef devised a tasty dish in New York City. It satisfied both American and Oriental tastes. The delicacy was called chop suey. Who was Li Hung-Chang, you ask? He was China’s Ambassador to the United States.

♥~ 1964 – Roy Orbison’s Oh, Pretty Woman was released. It hit number one (for 3 weeks) on September 26th and became the biggest of his career. Oh, Pretty Woman was Orbison’s second #1 hit. The other was Running Scared (6/05/61).

♥~ 1964 – Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins was released.” Starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews. The movie by all accounts was supercallifragilisticexpialidocious! Here are some interesting mistakes and anachronisms from the movie:

* When Mary is trying out for Mr. Bank’s nanny job, her gloves are white. When they move in to show the tears in her newspaper clipping, her gloves are black.

* When Mary and Bert are in the chalk pavement picture, just after Bert hits himself over the head and kneels on the ground, you can see where the back scenery meets the floor.

* When Mary is doing her magic to clean up the kids’ room, the little girl snaps her fingers and her hats float to the racks in the closet. Just a few seconds later in a new scene, they are on top of a shelf in the closet.

★~ Born Today:


♥~ 1809 – Oliver Wendell Holmes physician, author: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table, Elsie Venner; poet: Old Ironsides; died Oct 7, 1894

♥~ 1915 – Ingrid Bergman Academy Award-winning actress: Gaslight [1944], Anastasia [1966], Murder on the Orient Express [1974]; Casablanca; Emmy Award-winner: The Turn of the Screw [1959-60],A Woman Called Golda [1981-82]; died Aug 29, 1982

♥~ 1935 – William Friedkin Academy Award-winning director: The French Connection [1971]; The Exorcist, To Live & Die in LA, The Boys in the Band

♥~ 1938 – Elliott Gould (Goldstein) actor: Bob & Carol, Ted & Alice, M*A*S*H, The Long Good-Bye, The Night They Raided Minsky’s

♥~ 1958 – Michael Jackson ‘King of Pop’: singer, entertainerdied Jun 25, 2009

★~ Good to Know: 



Heartwarming (and perhaps a little tiny bit amusing to those of you who have been married forever)  Widower submits a song about his wife of 73 years to a songwriting contest

A Letter From Fred from Green Shoe Studio on Vimeo.


Wishing you a terrific Thursday. I am off to the dentist and believe me when I tell you I will feel toothrific when those appointment is OVER.

Odd Loves Company!

11 thoughts on “Lemon Juice Day, More Herbs Less Salt Day, Chop Suey Day

  1. Morno,
    I like that turtle. He isn’t a snoozer, he goes for it. Chop Suey is tasty. I like lemon is a my gin and tonic, that counts right? Married 73 year, that is a long, long time.
    Have a good one.

  2. Good Morno,
    Love the turtle picture.
    My whole family likes Chop Suey, I don’t think the kids have caught on that there are vegetables in it. I drink lemon water every morning and night and have found it really helps my digestive system.
    Loved the video –a tear jerker. I wonder if I will let my husband live that long?
    Off and running. Good luck at the dentist!

    • I’m trying to develop the lemon water habit. I’m good for awhile and then I fall off the band wagon. Good for you for sticking with it.
      Maybe it gets to a point that it’s not worth killing them anymore?

  3. I had my dental appointment last week — hope yours goes as well as mine did!
    I love lemons, in pies, as cleaning agents, lemonade, whatever. I know I’m supposed to drink lemon water and do every time I remember.
    Not much on Chop Suey, though I enjoyed your turtle picture.

    • No, I can’t imagine you eating chop suey…all that food touching one another. Debbie, I think you should considering writing some posts about food–…Maybe a food list for the discerning eater, or 10 tips (list posts :-D) for discerning eater…I have more ideas…..:-D
      Isn’t the turtle cute. I love him!

  4. I like everything lemon. Should drink lemon water, too.
    Don’t remember ever having chop suey. I’m ok with that.
    Am all for less salt though.
    Hope the dentist visit was painless. Not my choice of places to be.
    Having my PT evaluation in a few minutes after 5 weeks of PT. I’ve made strides but not even close to being released. Eager to see exactly where I am.
    Good day!

    • If you like Chinese food, you might really like Chop Suey—my Mom has a good recipe and it isn’t too spicy. Although, rumor has it that there is doubt about you not like spicy.
      Dentist went well. Hope the same is true for your PT. Strides will get there!

  5. I love chop suey. It’s a great meal when you have pork left over. And my kids like it too. Lemon Juice seems to have it all from healing a sore throat to cleaning the kitchen.
    The video was so sweet. I couldn’t resist I bought the song.
    Hope you enjoyed your day.

    • I bought the song too. We are making a pork tenderloin tonight and I am going to use the left overs for Chop Suey. My Mom’s favorite trick.
      Thanks. It was a good day!

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