Good 41º somewhat cloudy sunny morning.
Yesterday another sunny clear warm day.
Picture of the Day....
Interesting turkeys .....
The ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata) is a species of turkey residing primarily in the Yucatán Peninsula. A relative of the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), it was sometimes previously treated in a genus of its own (Agriocharis), but the differences between the two turkeys are currently considered too small to justify generic segregation. It is a relatively large bird, at around 28–48 inches long and an average weight of 6.6 lb in females and 11 lb in males.
The ocellated turkey lives only in a 50,000 sq mi range in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico—which includes all or part the states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Yucatán, Tabasco, and Chiapas—as well as the northern and western parts of Belize and northern Guatemala.The ocellated turkey was considered endangered by the Mexican endangered species list as recently as 2002 and has been assigned nearly threatened status by the IUCN in the year 2009 (Kampichler et al. 2010). Despite their recent decline, they have bounced back from the brink of extinction (Amodes 2003). The species is believed to have experienced such a significant decline in response to land use changes and higher than substainable harvest by migrant workers and subsistence hunters living in the Yucatán Peninsula region of Central America. (Kampichler et al. 2010). Subsistence hunting is a way of life for the people who inhabit this corner of the world. A study conducted in the year 2011 indicated that the ocellated turkey made up a substantial amount of the diets of four prominent ethnic groups of the Yucatán Peninsula (Santos et al. 2012).
This recipe for Joan's Crab Cakes was shared by my friend Joan Petitclair back in 2005 ....
6 T. mayonnaise - divided
1 1/4 t. Old Bay Seasoning - divided
1 1/2 t. parsley flakes
fresh ground pepper
1 large egg
4 saltine crackers, crushed
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 pound lump crabmeat, drained
Stir together 3 T. mayonnaise, 1 t. Old Bay Seasoning, and the next six ingredients in a medium bowl. Gently stir in the crabmeat.
Shape into 12 small patties or 6 larger ones. Place on lightly greased baking sheet.
Stir together remaining 3 T. mayonnaise and remaining 1/4 t. Old Bay. Spread evenly on crab cakes and sprinkle on paprika.
Bake 350º for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Do not over bake. Serve with tartar sauce.
Historically this date.....
1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
And births this date include...
Carol lived with her mother in Hollywood on Cherokee Avenue in a brownstone between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca. My grandmother and aunt lived a block over on Whitley Avenue. Didn't know Carol (she wasn't famous yet) but probably had walked past her apartment building a bunch of times.
1942 – Bobby Rydell, American singer
Yesterday afternoon I took Dude to the vet's to have his hip checked.
While we waited for the doc .....
He's been limping a lot lately on the leg he had the torn ligament surgery a year ago. The doc checked him out and then said he needs and x-ray on that leg. So, the whole routine changed today as he couldn't have anything to eat after 6pm last night. No breakfast and Dude is not a happy guy!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo