Good 34º scattered clouds morning.
Yesterday blue sky and a few clouds and we topped at 75º.
Picture of the Day .... you gotta obey the laws!! :o)
Interesting about mosquitos...
"Mosquito" is a Spanish or Portuguese word meaning "little fly" while 'zancudos' in Spanish, means "long-legged." The use of the word "mosquito" is apparently of North American origin from as early as the 1500's after the colonization of the Spaniards. They are known to transmit serious diseases, including yellow fever, Zika fever, malaria, and dengue.
Mosquitoes are characterized by long, fragile-looking legs and piercing mouth-parts. There are over 3,000 species, world-wide. The eggs are laid on a surface of water and hatch into aquatic larvae, wrigglers or nymphs, which swim with a jerking, wriggling movement. In most species, the young feed on algae and organic debris, although a few are predatory and may even feed on other mosquitoes. Unlike most insects, mosquitoes in the pupal stage, called tumblers, are active and free-swimming. The pupae breathe by means of tubes on the thorax.
Because mosquitoes are such prolific carriers of disease, preventing them from feeding on humans is considered a key global health strategy. Researchers have investigated the possibility of manipulating mosquito populations to prevent the production of viable mosquito offspring, thereby reducing the number of mosquitoes.Scientists have also identified ways in which male mosquitoes may be genetically engineered to transmit a gene to their offspring that causes the offspring to die before becoming sexually mature.
More Info: www.britannica.com
HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
From the Slow Roasted Italian....
Simply the BEST EVER Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in 25 Minutes! This easy recipe is bursting with fabulous flavor, tender chunks of chicken and veggies. Tis the season for runny noses and coughs. Not to mention the crazy weather our northern friends are having. My family loves this soup. There is just something about homemade chicken noodle that is almost healing, isn't there?
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 8 cups low sodium chicken stock (or 8 cups water and 4 tablespoon chicken base)
- 1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 (8-ounce) bag extra broad egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- In a large (8 quart) saucepan over medium-high heat, add butter. One butter is melted add the carrots and celery to the saucepan and stir. Sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add chicken stock and chicken. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add egg noodles and cook until al dente (approximately 10-12 minutes).
- Add parsley and pepper. Stir and serve!
- This is a great soup to make ahead and freeze. Let the soup come to room temperature before putting it in the freezer. I like to place a layer of plastic wrap over the soup to help prevent freezer burn.
- The noodles will break apart when you reheat it, so if preferred you can freeze the soup without the noodles and toss them in the pot when you are reheating it. Thaw soup in the refrigerator overnight. Bring to a boil add egg noodles and cook until al dente.
Historically this date.....
187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy
killed and the fort is captured.
And births this date include....
1923 – Ed McMahon, American television personality (d. 2009)
1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer
So far 4 wives and 4 divorces...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo