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Monday, May 7, 2018

Sunshine/Clouds ~ Doe ~ Pictures of the Day ~ Extra Virgin Olive Oil ~ Tilapia Piccata ~ Gil Zavala ~ Barrier Awareness Day

Good 45º clear sunny morning.
It was so nice to see the sunshine yesterday after that wild thunderstorm in the early morning hours! We stayed clear and sunny and warmed to 81º. 
I love clouds and this looked like a small mean little guy going to bite the foot or tail of the big guy, whose mouth is open screaming!

There was this little deer laying down by the barn... usually they do this in the summer for the shade.
Pictures of the Day.........
These were pigeons on the Empire State Building in NY when I was there with Deputies On The Go for a cruise in 2008 and my pal Joan Petitclair gave me a personal tour of NY.


Interesting about
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Only oil obtained solely from the fruit of an olive tree gets named olive oil. Oils listed as "virgin" are those extracted using mechanical means only that do not cause alterations in the oil. Olive oil grades do not include oils extracted using any sort of solvents or any mixtures of oil from other sources, such as seeds or nuts. Topping the list is extra-virgin olive oil. This particular oil has no defects and its positive attributes are greater than zero and ranks as the highest quality grade of olive oil. Source:
I LOVE olive oil. Get mine at Costco. I put it on so many things. It's actually good on just about everything!
This is easy and good, if you like white fish....

Tilapia Piccata

 2 servings....
  • 2 tilapia fillets (or other white fish fillets)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 splash dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)
  • 1/2 lemon (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 small peperoncini peppers (sliced, optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  1. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a pan.
  3. Add the fish and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side and set aside.
  4. Add the wine and deglaze the pan.
  5. Add the chicken stock, lemon juice, lemon slices, capers and peperoncinis and simmer to reduce the liquids by half.
  6. Stir in the butter and pour over the fish and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
**Make this a one-pan meal by adding 8 ounces of pasta and 2 1/4 cups broth or water (or 1 cup of rice and 2 cups broth or water) to the sauce in step 5 and simmer, covered, until cooked, about 12 minutes (or 20 minutes for rice).
Special birthday today.....Wilsonite Gil Zavala, husband of Mary Fancher. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIL!!

Historically this date
1960 – Cold WarU-2 Crisis of 1960 – Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that his nation is holding American U-2 pilot Gary Powers.

1964 – Pacific Air Lines Flight 773, a Fairchild F-27 airliner, crashes near San Ramon, California, killing all 44 aboard; the FBI later reports that a cockpit recorder tape indicates that the pilot and co-pilot had been shot by a suicidal passenger.

1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler for $40 billion USD and forms DaimlerChrysler in the largest industrial merger in history.

2004 – American businessman Nick Berg is beheaded by Islamic militants. The act is recorded on videotape and released on the Internet.

And births this date include....
1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)
1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)
1922 – Darren McGavin, American actor (d. 2006)
Dinner was a breaded veal patty topped with sweet chili sauce, sauteéd mushrooms, and an ear of corn. YUMMMO!! 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On May 7 we are charged with breaking down obstacles on National Barrier Awareness Day.  We are responsible for dissolving stigmas that keep people with disabilities from advancing in education.  It’s an opportunity to tear down walls and build ramps that will help provide access.  Where there are misunderstandings, there is potential for the development of new technology that may bridge the gap.  Policies that are antiquated and are preventing those with disabilities from accessing their full potential can be re-assessed.  If there was ever a time to speak up about questionable treatment of a human being, National Barrier Awareness Day encourages us to do so now.
“Today some 36 million Americans suffer from some form of handicap. Eighty percent of Americans will experience some disability in their lifetime. That makes it necessary for all of us to understand and appreciate both the barriers they must surmount and the contributions that they can make to our society.
Many disabled people face financial, cultural, and physical barriers because of a lack of public understanding of their needs. We must become more aware of the barriers that prevent or inhibit so many of our fellow Americans from participating fully in the life of our society, and how much more they could contribute if those obstacles were removed….”
Visible and invisible barriers are equally difficult to overcome.  With advocacy, education and awareness these obstacles can be lifted, empowering people with disabilities to live more independent fulfilled lives.
Break the barriers and work toward eliminating all of the cultural, employment, legal, and physical obstacles that confront individuals with disabilities!  Share your support using #BarrierAwarenessDay.
Proclamation 5472, signed by United States President Ronald Reagan, was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on May 8, 1986, declaring May 7 of 1986 as National Barrier Awareness Day. Since that day, many people across the country have continued to observe National Barrier Awareness Day each year on May 7.