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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Brown Thrasher ~ Anytime Fried Rice ~ Edda Gahm ~ National Eat Outside Day

 


Good 44º cloudy/smokey morning. 
 
Yesterday we were smokey until early afternoon when the winds came up and blew all the smoke away....

We topped at 91º. 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... funny business name!
 

 
 
Interesting about the Brown Thrasher bird....
 

 
The brown thrasher can grow up to a foot long with the bulk of that length coming from its tail. It was originally selected to be Georgia's state bird in 1935, but it wasn't designated by the state's legislature until 1970.

The brown thrasher is a bird in the family Mimidae, which also includes the New World catbirds and mockingbirds. The brown thrasher is abundant throughout the eastern and central United States and southern and central Canada, and it is the only thrasher to live primarily east of the Rockies and central Texas. It is the state bird of Georgia.

As a member of the genus Toxostoma, the bird is relatively large-sized among the other thrashers. It has brown upper parts with a white under part with dark streaks. Because of this, it is often confused with the smaller wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), among other species. The brown thrasher is noted for having over 1000 song types, and the largest song repertoire of birds. However, each note is usually repeated in two or three phrases.

 

The brown thrasher is an omnivore, with its diet ranging from insects to fruits and nuts. The usual nesting areas are shrubs, small trees, or at times on ground level. Brown thrashers are generally inconspicuous but territorial birds, especially when defending their nests, and will attack species as large as humans.

 

 Disease and exposure to cold weather are among contributing factors for the limits of the lifespan. However, the longest lived thrasher in the wild is 12 years, and relatively the same for ones in captivity.

The brown thrasher resides in various habitats. It prefers to live in woodland edges, thickets and dense brush, often searching for food in dry leaves on the ground. It can also inhabit areas that are agricultural and near suburban areas, but is less likely to live near housing than other bird species. The brown thrasher often vies for habitat and potential nesting grounds with other birds, which is usually initiated by the males.

 

The brown thrasher is a strong, but partial migrant, as the bird is a year-round resident in the southern portion of its range. The breeding range includes the United States and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains, but has been occasionally spotted West of the Rockies.

 

The male brown thrasher may have the largest song repertoire of any North American bird, which has been documented as at least over 1,100. Some sources state that each individual has up to 3,000 song phrases, while others put the number beyond 3,000. The males' singing voice usually contains more of a melodic tone than that of the related grey catbird. Its song are coherent phrases that are iterated no more than three times, but has been done for minutes at a time. By the fall, the male sings with smoother sub-songs. During the winter, the males may also sing in short spurts during altercations with neighboring males.

 


 To hear the thrasher sing, go here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9s0zFq82HM

 

 

 

 
From Mr. Food


 

You don't have to be serving up a complete Chinese dinner to serve fried rice. And with no egg and minimal oil, Anytime Fried Rice is a 1-2-3 throw-together that's quick and ready to go in no time at all. This fried rice without egg is a dinner winner!

 

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups cold cooked white rice, rinsed
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

 

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add rice and stir-fry 10 minutes.
     
  2. Add peas and scallions and continue to stir-fry 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
     
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly mixed and heated through.

 

***Using moist, cold rice helps to give your Anytime Fried Rice that authentic crisp fried rice texture and flavor. This is a great way to get rid of leftover rice!

***This is a recipe for fried rice without egg, but if you prefer you can always add a scrambled egg to the finished dish (as pictured).
 
 
Special friend's birthday today... Edda Gahm is celebrating her 83rd! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDDA!!! xo
 
 
 
Historically this date.....


2006 – Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
 





And births this date include....
1903 – Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television host (d. 1983)
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1924 – Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (d. 2003)
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1928 – James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)
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1945 – Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist
............ amazing talent!
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1949 – Richard Gere, American actor
    .... too weird for my taste! But of course... his middle name is Tiffany!!! Read about his personal life and activism ... interesting!
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

 

Friends, fresh air, and good food are the focus of National Eat Outside Day every year on August 31. Whether at home, a park, a favorite restaurant or food truck, or the beach, food just tastes better when we eat it under the open sky.

Many foods lend themselves to eating outdoors but sometimes it’s as simple as taking your prepared plate out to the balcony, porch, or patio. Also known as al fresco dining, many restaurants offer patio seating so their patrons can enjoy their meals while taking in the city, beach, countryside or just people watch. Even more temperate climates offer seasonal outdoor dining.

Eat Outside Day encourages you to taste the sunshine (or the moonlight) while eating your meal. It’s like a mini stay-cation where you get to recharge while enjoying a delicious feast outdoors.

HOW TO OBSERVE National Eat Outside Day

National Eat Outside Day offers limitless possibilities to celebrate! Try these ideas:

  • Host an outdoor brunch or just take your bacon and eggs outside to enjoy.
  • Take your sack lunch outside to eat during your break.
  • Pack a picnic basket and head to the park.
  • Visit your favorite restaurant and sit on the patio this time.
  • Invite friends over for a BBQ.
  • Take a dinner river cruise.
  • Pack some sandwiches and trail mix and go for a hike.
  • Stay up late, pop some popcorn, make cheese and crackers or grab the leftovers. Spread a blanket under the stars and look for constellations while snacking.
  • Organize an outdoor potluck.
  • Host your book club outdoors with all your favorite foods and beverages.
  • Go camping. You’re nearly guaranteed to eat outdoors when you’re in the Great Outdoors.
  • Take a cue from your garden. Wash off those ripening vegetables and fruits with a spritz from the hose and savor your bounty.
Eat Outside FAQ

Q. What does “al fresco” mean?
A. It means “in the air” and typically is used to reference outdoor dining.

Q. Is outdoor dining a new fad?
A. Not really. Humans have been eating outdoors for centuries. Sometimes out of necessity (caves, huts, teepees, covered wagons don’t always have a lot of space for indoor eating).

Q. What are some of the best foods to eat outdoors?
A. Just about anything can be eaten outdoors depending on the setting. However, some foods are better than others when it comes to portability and convenience. Sandwiches, finger foods, fresh fruits and vegetables all fit the picnic profile. When we’re cooking at home, nearly anything can be on the menu – including soup.

You can do this as long as you are not in the middle of a hurricane of an area with wildfires and super smokey air!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ Facts About Kentucky ~ Turkey Stuffed Peppers ~ National Beach Day

 


 

Good 51º cloudy morning. 
 
Yesterday we stayed smokey again. We topped at 101º.
 
 
Picture of the Day...timing
 

 
Interesting about Kentucky


 
The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May.
 


The old official state tree was the Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus.) The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is the current official state tree. The change was made in 1976.
 
Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin’s restaurant in Louisville.
 
Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green.
 
Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest cave and was first promoted in 1816, making it the second oldest tourist attraction in the United States. Niagara Falls, New York is first.
 

The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin.
 


Kentucky is the state where both Abraham Lincoln, President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, were born. They were born less than one hundred miles and one year apart.
 
Thunder Over Louisville is the opening ceremony for the Kentucky Derby Festival and is the world’s largest fireworks display.
 
The song “Happy Birthday to You” was the creation of two Louisville sisters in 1893.
 
Bluegrass is not really blue–its green–but in the spring bluegrass produces bluish purple buds that when seen in large fields give a blue cast to the grass. Today Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State.
 
The public saw an electric light for the first time in Louisville. Thomas Edison introduced his incandescent light bulb to crowds at the Southern Exposition in 1883.
 

More than $6 billion worth of gold is held in the underground vaults of Fort Knox. This is the largest amount of gold stored anywhere in the world.
 

 

 

From Mr. Food


 

Our Turkey Stuffed Peppers are lower in fat, but with the same bold flavors of the original. Our baked stuffed peppers recipe adds some zesty salsa for a bit of zing! A perfect dinner to help maintain a healthier lifestyle, but don't worry--no one will be able to tell the difference!

 

  • 3/4 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, halved, seeded
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in prepared skillet over medium heat, cook turkey until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in salsa, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper.
     
  3. Stuff turkey-salsa mixture into pepper halves. Arrange in a 9-inch-square baking dish and spoon 2 tablespoons tomato sauce over each. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Add 1/4 cup water to baking dish and cover.
     
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until heated through.

 


 
Historically this date.....
1963 – The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation.

 
 
1974 – A powerful bomb explodes at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries headquarters in MarunouchiTokyo,Japan. 8 are killed, 378 are injured. Eight left-wing activists are arrested on May 19, 1975 by Japanese authorities.


 
1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

 
2003 – While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her.
 
 
Births this date include....
 
1896 – Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (d. 1983)
 
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1898 – Shirley Booth, American actress (d. 1992)
 
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1906 – Joan Blondell, American actress (d. 1979)
 
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1908 – Fred MacMurray, American actor (d. 1991)
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1939 – Elizabeth Ashley, American actress
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1972 – Cameron Diaz, American actress
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 
National Beach Day on August 30th celebrates all the sandy beaches across the nation. It also provides an opportunity to help keep those relaxing places clean, so we can continue to enjoy them long into the future.
Whether we spend time on beaches oceanside, at a lake or river, they provide recreation all summer long. Swimming, water sports, and sunbathing are just a few of the relaxing things that come to mind. We also enjoy playing Frisbee, volleyball and long walks. Floating along in the surf on a hot summer day with friends creates summer memories we remember for years to come.
Sometimes, just packing a few icy beverages and a good book is enough to make a beach day perfect. However, we are responsible for caring for the beach, too. Not only should we pack out what we pack in, but it’s necessary to follow the beach rules, also. Safety and fun go hand in hand.

HOW TO OBSERVE

When it comes to swimming at the beach, the American Red Cross provides excellent tips.
1. Swim with a lifeguard present and only in designated areas.
2. Go with a buddy. Never swim alone.
3. Watch for currents, moving water, and riptides. These occur in oceans, lakes, and rivers.
4. Swim within your depth. Don’t swim longer than you are physically capable of doing.
5. Take swimming lessons.
6. Learn CPR.
Organize a group to clean up your favorite beach. Since it’s near the end of the season, your beach will appreciate it. Find out what the facility needs. Take up donations for supplies to keep the beach even cleaner next year. Donate garbage and recycling cans for your beach. Attend a seminar on water pollution and how to prevent it.
Share pictures of your favorite beach while enjoying the last days of summer!
 

NATIONAL BEACH DAY HISTORY

In 1929, the Knights of Columbus out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin launched a National Beach Day as part of their convention plans. However, it never took root.
Then in 2014, Colleen Paige, pet and family lifestyle expert, created National Beach Day to celebrate beaches and the importance of keeping them clean.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Weather/Smoke ~ Picture of the Day ~ About John Wayne ~ Hillbilly Pasta Bake ~ National Chop Suey Day

 

Good 51º cloudy smokey morning. 
 
Yesterday we started off smokey....       
 
And then it got worse....

We topped at 99º.


 
Picture of the Day....perfect timing..


 
 
Interesting about John Wayne....
 

Marion Robert Morrison (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker who became a popular icon through his starring roles in films made during Hollywood’s Golden Age, especially in Western and war movies. His career flourished from the silent era of the 1920s through the American New Wave, as he appeared in a total of 179 film and television productions. He was among the top box office draws for three decades, and he appeared with many other important Hollywood stars of his era. In 1999, the American Film Institute selected Wayne as one of the greatest male stars of classic American cinema.

 


Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, but grew up in Southern California. He lost a football scholarship to the University of Southern California as a result of a bodysurfing accident, and began working for the Fox Film Corporation. He appeared mostly in small parts, but his first leading role came in Raoul Walsh's Western The Big Trail (1930), an early widescreen film epic which was a box-office failure. He played leading roles in numerous B movies during the 1930s, most of them also Westerns, without becoming a major name. It was John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) that made Wayne a mainstream star, and he starred in 142 motion pictures altogether. According to one biographer, "John Wayne personified for millions the nation's frontier heritage."

 

Wayne's other roles in Westerns include a cattleman driving his herd on the Chisholm Trail in Red River (1948), a Civil War veteran whose niece is abducted by a tribe of Comanches in The Searchers (1956), a troubled rancher competing with a lawyer (James Stewart) for a woman's hand in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and a cantankerous one-eyed marshal in True Grit (1969), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Actor. He is also remembered for his roles in The Quiet Man (1952), Rio Bravo (1959) with Dean Martin, and The Longest Day (1962). In his final screen performance, he starred as an aging gunfighter battling cancer in The Shootist (1976). He made his last public appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony on April 9, 1979[ before succumbing to stomach cancer two months later. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor of the United States.
 
Wayne was born Marion Robert Morrison on May 26, 1907, at 224 South Second Street in Winterset, Iowa. The local paper, Winterset Madisonian, reported on page 4 of the edition of May 30, 1907, that Wayne weighed 13 lbs. at birth. Wayne claimed his middle name was soon changed from Robert to Michael when his parents decided to name their next son Robert, but extensive research has found no such legal change. Wayne's legal name remained Marion Robert Morrison his entire life.

Wayne's father, Clyde Leonard Morrison (1884–1937), was the son of American Civil War veteran Marion Mitchell Morrison (1845–1915). Wayne's mother, the former Mary "Molly" Alberta Brown (1885–1970), was from Lancaster County, Nebraska. Wayne had ScottishEnglish and Irish ancestry. His great-great grandfather Robert Morrison (b. 1782) left County Antrim, Ireland with his mother arriving in New York in 1799 eventually settling in Adams County, Ohio. The Morrisons were originally from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. He was raised Presbyterian.

 

Wayne's family moved to Palmdale, California, and then in 1916 to Glendale at 404 Isabel Street, where his father worked as a pharmacist. He attended Glendale Union High School where he performed well in both sports and academics. Wayne was part of his high school's football team and its debating team. He was also the President of the Latin Society and contributed to the school's newspaper sports column.

 

A local fireman at the station on his route to school in Glendale started calling him "Little Duke" because he never went anywhere without his huge Airedale Terrier, Duke. He preferred "Duke" to "Marion", and the nickname stuck. Wayne attended Wilson Middle School in Glendale. As a teen, he worked in an ice cream shop for a man who shod horses for Hollywood studios. He was also active as a member of the Order of DeMolay. He played football for the 1924 league champion Glendale High School team.


Although he enrolled in a cancer vaccine study in an attempt to ward off the disease, Wayne died of stomach cancer on June 11, 1979, at the UCLA Medical Center. He was buried in the Pacific View Memorial Park Cemetery in Corona del Mar, Newport Beach



According to his son Patrick and his grandson Matthew Muñoz, who was a priest in the California Diocese of Orange, Wayne converted to Roman Catholicism shortly before his death. He requested that his tombstone read "Feo, Fuerte y Formal", a Spanish epitaph Wayne described as meaning "ugly, strong, and dignified". His grave, which was unmarked for 20 years, has been marked since 1999 

 

Due to his status as the highest-profile Republican star in Hollywood, wealthy Texas Republican Party backers asked Wayne to run for national office in 1968, like his friend and fellow actor Senator George Murphy. He declined, joking that he did not believe the public would seriously consider an actor in the White House. Instead, he supported his friend Ronald Reagan's campaigns for Governor of California in 1966 and 1970. He was asked to be the running mate for Democratic Alabama Governor George Wallace in 1968, but he immediately rejected the offer and actively campaigned for Richard Nixon; Wayne addressed the 1968 Republican National Convention on its opening day.

Wayne was married three times and divorced twice. His three wives included one of Spanish American descent, Josephine Alicia Saenz, and two from Latin AmericaEsperanza Baur, and Pilar Pallete.



 He had four children with Josephine: Michael Wayne (November 23, 1934 – April 2, 2003), Mary Antonia "Toni" Wayne LaCava (February 25, 1936 – December 6, 2000), Patrick Wayne (born July 15, 1939), and Melinda Wayne Munoz (born December 3, 1940). He had three more children with Pilar: Aissa Wayne (born March 31, 1956), John Ethan Wayne (born February 22, 1962), and Marisa Wayne (born February 22, 1966).

He was a Freemason, a Master Mason in Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 56 F&AM, in Tucson, Arizona. He became a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and later joined the Al Malaikah Shrine Temple in Los Angeles. He became a member of the York Rite.

 

To read more, go here:

https://www.looper.com/452280/things-you-didnt-know-about-john-wayne/

 

When my Jerry was born his mom wanted to name him John Wayne Maxwell. His father said "no", so they named him Jerry Wayne Maxwell! 😁

 

 

 
From Mr. Food
 

Get ready for a good ol' country casserole that'll fill the hungriest of bellies. Our Hillbilly Pasta Bake is a cinch to make and won't break the bank!

 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 (10-3/4-ounce) cans tomato soup
  • 1 (8-1/2-ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (16-ounce) package processed cheese spread, cut into cubes
  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, cook ground beef, onion, green pepper, salt, and pepper 6 to 8 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink. Stir in remaining ingredients including macaroni; mix well. Pour into prepared casserole dish and cover with foil.
  3. Bake 45 minutes, then uncover and continue baking 10 minutes, or until bubbly and hot in center.

 

 
 
Historically this date.....
 
1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

 
1970 – Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam WarEast Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.


 
2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage


 
2007 – 2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.
 

 
And births this date include...
1916 – George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000)
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Jerry and I met him once at the Pomona Fair. He was into woodworking and made some beautiful furniture. Nice man. Big/tall.

 
1923 – Richard Attenborough, English film director (d. 8-14)

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1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor
 

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1940 – James Brady, American White House Press Secretary and gun control activist (d.8-14)
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1958 – Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)

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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 
Get your chopsticks ready!  National Chop Suey Day recognizes this American Chinese culinary cuisine each year on August 29.
Chop suey, which means assorted pieces, is a dish in American Chinese cuisine. The main ingredients include meat (chicken, fish, beef, prawns or pork) and eggs. As the meat cooks over high heat, add vegetables (usually bean sprouts, cabbage, and celery). The dish is bound in a starch-thickened sauce. Typically, rice accompanies the flavorful dish.
According to food historian Alan Davidson, chop suey is “A prime example of culinary mythology.” These food myths happen with popular foods. Illustrated below, several colorful and conflicting stories tell of chop suey’s possible origin.
Chop Suey Stories....
Some believe chop suey was invented in America by Chinese Americans. However, anthropologist E.N. Anderson finds another conclusion.  According to Anderson, the word tsap seui means miscellaneous leftovers and hails from Taishan, a district of Guangdong Province.  Many early Chinese immigrants traveled from their home in Taishan to the United States.
Another account claims Chinese American cooks who were working on the transcontinental railroad invented chop suey in the 19th century.
A prime example of culinary mythology. ~ Alan Davidson on the origin of chop suey.
One tale stemming from the Quing Dynasty connects to premier Li Hongzhang’s visit in 1896. According to the story, his chef wanted to create a meal suitable for both the Chinese and American palates. Another version of the story tells that Li wandered to a local Chinese restaurant after the hotel kitchen closed. Even though the chef was embarrassed because he had nothing prepared to offer, he made a dish for Li. Comprised of leftover scraps, the chef created the new “chop suey” dish.
Still another myth tells of an 1860s Chinese restaurant cook in San Francisco. After hours, the chef was forced to serve something to the drunken miners. He had nothing fresh to offer. However, to avoid a beating, he threw leftovers in a wok, providing a makeshift meal to the miners. The miners loved the dish, asking him for the name of the dish.  To which the chef replied, “Chopped Sui.”  
Traveling to the United States in 1903, Liang Oichao, a Guangdong native, wrote that there existed a food item called chop suey. While regularly served by Chinese restaurateurs, the local Chinese people did not eat this dish.