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August 29, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” ― Ron White
★~ 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.
★~ 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 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.
★~ 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!
★~ 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 , Anastasia , Murder on the Orient Express ; 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 ; 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, entertainer; died Jun 25, 2009
★~ Good to Know:
Lillian Weber, from Iowa, is almost 100 years old, but she doesn’t let her age stand in the way of her life’s mission – helping those in need. She spends every single day making a dress from scratch, so that a child in need will have something to wear. She started the unique project in 2011, and she’s made over 840 dresses so far. Her goal is to make 1,000.
Lillian, who was nominated for WQAD-TV’s ‘Pay It Forward’ award, gets started on a new dress every morning, takes a break at midday, and is finished by the afternoon. “It is just what I like to do,” she said. The dresses she makes are donated to organizations around the world.
And in case you are motivated to teach your pup….
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6 thoughts on “Lemon Juice Day, More Herbs, Chop Suey”
Dallas isn’t much for jumping, probably because Shelties are herders. I don’t think rope-jumping would be his activity of choice!
Nice story about the Iowa woman who makes and donates a dress every day. Our TV station had one last night about a nearly-90-year-old woman who’s been a school crossing guard for, like, ever. It’s inspiring to see older peeps refusing to sit and rock in their golden years.
Not a big Chop Suey fan — but I love lemons!
http://youtu.be/kEq99G-lODw Of-course, I know Jack Russells that will bring you their bowl (very easy to teach) Rascal, however, has people to do those things.
Nice when older people find ways to be make a difference doing things they enjoy.
Lemons are good!
I like Chop Suey a lot. There is a place by the office that serves a delicious plateful for lunch. Somehow it feels like health eating.
Lemons are good in a gin and tonic.
Paying it forward seems to motivate a lot of people to do good work.
I’m off until Tuesday. Buddies and I heading out to fish and maybe swing a club or two. I’ll check in when I have internet.
Have a good one.
I enjoy a plate of Chop Suey too.
Have a great time. Stop in when you are in the neighborhood!
Lemons are very versatile. Just like vinegar. I do like the taste of lemons though. I have a sister who would eat them…….that explains a lot.
Good for Lillian Weber! Keeps her busy in a giving way & makes her happy. She gets my vote.
Nik is not a big jumper except when it deals with a couch, chair or bed. She loped over the jumps.
A day late once again……
That does explain a lot. They made a treat at the Mayfair last year by sticking a peppermint stick in a lemon. You sucked on the peppermint and the flavors kind of muddled together. It was sticky. And I didn’t want one.
I live with a few of those jumpers.
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