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Monday, June 17, 2019

Picture of the Day ~ Fred Meyer ~ Chicken a la King ~ Spencer & Erika Norman ~ National Eat Your Vegetables Day

Good 51ยบ clear sunny morning. 
Be careful out there with that full moon. Drive safe!! 
Picture of the Day ... perfectly timed.....

Interesting about Fred Meyer....

Born Fritz Grubmeyer in Germany, noted retailer Fred G. Meyer (1886-1978) left his his childhood home in Brooklyn, New York, as a young man and headed out west, first to Alaska, then Seattle and eventually Portland, Oregon.
In the decades of the 20s and the 30s, Meyer's business grew from one downtown Portland store to eight in the metropolitan area. He opened one of the first self-service drugstores in the world at a time when people usually had to buy toiletries and pharmaceutical products directly from a pharmacist. He also predicted the rise of the automobile and made sure that all his outlying stores had ample parking, including one with a rooftop lot.
The Fred Meyer chain featured in-house brands of inexpensive, pre-packaged goods under the brand name My-Te-Fine. This brand name would become the signature motto of the company.
Meyer is perhaps best known for pioneering the concept of one-stop shopping. In addition to the grocery sections, his stores included many departments with everything a shopper might need, eliminating the need for multiple trips to several locations.

From Mr. Food....
Chicken a la King

Fancy-shmancy just got easy-"pea"sy with our recipe for Chicken a la King in a Hurry! This comforting dinner recipe is said to have been created for a King, who loved it so much he put it on his hotel menu the very next day. Now your whole gang can enjoy having it on their menu!


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chunked cooked chicken (about 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; saute mushrooms 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Add soup, milk, salt, pepper, and chicken; mix well and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until hot.
  2. Stir in peas and pimientos and continue cooking 5 to 7 minutes, or until warmed through.


Serve over warm cooked egg noodles or buttermilk biscuits.
Special anniversary today, friends Erika and Spencer Norman are celebrating number 58! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo

Historically this date......
1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
1898 – The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
.... or as that IDIOT Ovamit would say... United States Navy Hospital Corpse!  such a total jerk. educated? HA!

1933 – Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

And births this date include....
1742 – William Hooper, American signer of

1867 – John Robert Gregg, American inventor (d. 1948)
       ...ahhhh yes, took that shorthand class!

1923 – Elroy Hirsch, American football player (d. 2004)
........old "Crazylegs"!!!

1943 – Newt Gingrich, American politician and author
1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
1960 – Thomas Haden Church, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Eat Your Vegetables Day is observed annually on June 17.  June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, and National Eat Your Vegetables Day is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue with this part of a healthy diet.
Vegetables are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. 
As part of the main meal or as a snack, vegetables can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.  Each vegetable has its own nutritional content though generally, they contain a little protein or fat and varying proportions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, dietary minerals and carbohydrates. They also contain a variety of other phytochemicals, some of which have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anticarcinogenic properties. Many vegetables also contain fiber which is important for gastrointestinal function. Another benefit is the essential nutrients that vegetables contain that are necessary for healthy hair and skin.
When eating a diet consisting of the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables, it may help lower the risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.  These diets may also help to decrease bone loss and protect against some cancers.  The potassium provided may help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
It is recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day.  This recommendation may vary, however, depending on age and gender.  For most vegetables, one serving is equivalent of 1/2 to 1 cup and can be eaten either raw or cooked.
Make sure you consume your recommended daily allowance of vegetables.