Wednesday, August 1, 2018
That old lazy liver and busy tongue
Have you ever eaten beef or buffalo tongue? I do not think I ever have, but in most western novels I read that the pioneers loving buffalo tongue. I would assume beef tongue would be good.
Liver? I know it goes against the grain with many, but I am a lover of Liver and onions. I just cannot imagine anyone NOT liking it. Of course chocoholics cannot imagine why everyone is not head over heels in love with chocolate. I do like chocolate, but I would pass up chocolate for vanilla, walnut, pecan or orange sherbet with vanilla center. (Thinking of an ‘orange push up’ from my youth.)
But none of that is relevant here.
I just answered the trivia question of the day: Which organ of the body can replenish itself?
Of course my answer was liver. Then I got to thinking, “Then why do people die of liver related disease?” You can lose up to 75% of the liver and it can replenish itself. The liver weighs about 3lbs and does a fantastic job of detoxifying the body. It also separates and stores nutrition and actually distributes them to the correct parts of the body when needed. (Mine must have pounds of ‘apple and nut’ stuff stored up and nowhere left to send it.LOL)
The liver eliminates the waste after purifying alcohol, meds and ‘stuff’ as bile or urine. SOOOOO jack, you still like liver? ………Imma thinking? ……… Well I did say it also stores nutritious stuff, so the next time at Cracker Barrel I might order liver and onions.
I have never seen L & O served with a 'sprig o green' but I would eat it.
Yeah, I knew you were just waiting for a delicious discussion of Liver and onions. LOL
Now about the tongue. I don’t think it is an organ, but if I remember my 8th grade health class it is the only muscle in our body that is attached at one end only.
The Bible mentions liver often in relation to animals, but does talk a lot about the human tongue. The tongue is a contradiction. It can be the sweetest and meanest part of our body. Most of us have taken a ‘tongue lashing’ (hopefully not given many) and I hope we all can remember being told we are loved. The smart person THINKS before they speak. I remember dad saying, two ears and one tongue means listen two times more than you speak. LOL
I have known several people (myself at times) who just did not know: it is TIME to ‘bite your tongue’.
Okay Imma shut up. Thanks for reading this drivel.
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt, I never did see one of these!