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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sun~ Daylight Savings Time ~ Picture of the Day ~ Mosquitos ~ Ratatouille ~ Wendy Harp ~ Leah Marmorato ~ Ike Saben ~ Jan & Ben Kundert ~ National Crabmeat Day

Good 30º no fog and just a few wispy clouds morning. Wow. 

Yesterday started out cloudy and then it got beautiful! Sunshine!

Groan, then the clouds moved in and covered up the sun. Dang! 
We topped at  48º.

Don't forget tonight before you go to bed to set your clocks ahead 1 hour!

Mar 10, 2019 - Daylight Saving Time Starts

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 10, 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.
Picture of the Day....
Interesting about mosquitos.......

Beyond the nuisance factor, mosquitoes are carriers, or vectors, for some of humanity’s most deadly illnesses, and they are public enemy number one in the fight against global infectious disease. Mosquito-borne diseases cause millions of deaths worldwide every year with a disproportionate effect on children and the elderly in developing countries.
There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes, but the members of three bear primary responsibility for the spread of human diseases. Anopheles mosquitoes are the only species known to carry malaria. They also transmit filariasis (also called elephantiasis) and encephalitis. Culex mosquitoes carry encephalitis, filariasis, and the West Nile virus. And Aedes mosquitoes, of which the voracious Asian tiger is a member, carry yellow fever, dengue, and encephalitis.
Mosquitoes transmit disease in a variety of ways. In the case of malaria, parasites attach themselves to the gut of a female mosquito and enter a host as she feeds. In other cases, such as yellow fever and dengue, a virus enters the mosquito as it feeds on an infected human and is transmitted via the mosquito’s saliva to a subsequent victim.
The only silver lining to the cloud of mosquitos in your garden is that they are a reliable source of food for thousands of animals, including bats, dragonflies, birds, and frogs. In addition, humans are actually not the first choice for most mosquitos looking for a meal. They usually prefer horses, cattle, and birds.
Only the female mosquitos bite humans because they need the blood for their eggs. Human blood contains protein, and the female mosquito needs the protein to develop it's eggs. The male doesn't have the probiscus to bite you, it feeds on flower nectar.


Kraft Easy Ratatouille... a great healthy side dish!
Much easier to make than pronounce, this smart French classic stars a medley of veggies, baked to perfection with a melty cheesy bonus.

1 eggplant , cut into bite-size pieces
1 onion , cut into 1 / 2-inch-thick slices
1 red pepper , cut into 1 / 2-inch-thick slices
1 zucchini , cut into 1 / 2-inch-thick slices
1/4 cup KRAFT Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing
1 can (14.5 oz.) no-salt-added diced tomatoes , undrained
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Heat oven to 350º.
Cook and stir first 5 ingredients in large skillet on medium-high heat 6 to 8 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender and lightly browned.
Add tomatoes; cook 15 min., stirring occasionally. Spoon into casserole; top with grated topping and mozzarella.
Bake 15 min. or until mozzarella is melted and vegetable mixture is heated through.
Several birthdays and an anniversary today.........
Wendy Harp, wife of the infamous Fire Capt Rick for LA Co on Catalina Island, and herself a horsewoman is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!!
Leah (Moran) Marmorato, my former hairdresser for 20 years who now has a new occupation....working at Joe's Sports Bar and Grill in Grants Pass, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAH!! I miss you and your hair skills!!
^with her mom Julie (Mgr at Ace Hardware) and her dad Mark (former Jackson Co firefighter)

Ike Saben (LASD ret, former homicide detective) my pal and good friend, is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY IKE!!

And a wedding anniversary celebration for Jan (niece) and Ben Kundert is happening. HAPPY 39th ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! xo
Historically this date.......

1842 – The first documented discovery of gold in California occurs at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush.

1916 – Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
This picture was taken in 1910 in Cananea Mexico. These are Pancho Villa's men who came to my grandparents home and told them since they weren't Mexican citizens they must leave. My Mother on the left with some kind of bandage on her head, my Uncle Lloyd in the middle, and my Aunt Agnes on the right. At the time my grandfather was a mining engineer at some mines in Mexico. They left there and moved to Bisbee AZ and he worked at the copper mine there.

1945 – The Bombing of Tokyo by the United States Army Air Forces began, one of the most destructive bombing raids in history.

1959 – The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

2011 – Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.

And births this date include...
1902 – Will Geer, American actor (d. 1978)

1921 – Carl Betz, American actor (d. 1978)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Set Your Clocks Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

Observed annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day (also National Crabmeat Day) is an American food holiday.  This day is for all crab meat lovers to celebrate their favorite crustacean.
Crab meat is a healthy choice until you add all that melted butter.
There are 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world.
Boil or steam some crab.  There are a variety of ways crab can be used. Or, give one of these recipes a try: