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Friday, March 6, 2020

Picture of the Day ~ Mosquitos ~ Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ~ National Dentist's Day ~ National Oreo Cookie Day

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.
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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Add parsley and pepper. Stir and serve!


  1. 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.
  2. 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.....
thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the
187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman Davy
Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are
killed and the fort is captured.

1899  Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.

1912 – the Oreo cookie is introduced by Nabisco

1967  Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana
Alliluyeva defects to the United States.

1968 – The first of the East L.A. Walkouts take place at several high schools.

And births this date include....
1906  Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)

1923 – Ed McMahon, American television personality (d. 2009)

1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer

1959  Tom Arnold, American actor and comedian
                     So far 4 wives and 4 divorces...

1972  Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player

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

National Dentist’s Day on March 6th sets aside a day each year for us to say, “Thank you” to the person who keeps our pearly whites in tip-top order every 6 months. 
In many cases, the day of our dental visit usually has us a bit nervous and sometimes anxious. We would often rather be someplace else than sitting in a dental chair. The dentist is not the person most of us look forward to seeing.  However, when our checkup is done, our teeth are cleaned, the cavities are filled, the broken tooth is fixed, or a toothache is gone, we appreciate what the dentist has done for us.
The dentist is also the person we count on when a tooth aches or an emergency occurs. They make sure our oral health isn’t signifying something more serious. Their offices send out reminders, encouraging us to come in for our routine check-ups and schedule us for appointments. They create plans of care and make our smiles look great, too. 


Take some time to thank your dentist. While you’re at it, schedule your next preventative cleaning. Pick up a new toothbrush and some floss, too!  
and........ today is also....

Be ready to observe by having your glass of milk handy as it is National Oreo Cookie Day.  This day is recognized across the nation each year on March 6th.
The Oreo sandwich cookie is made up of two chocolate disks containing a sweet cream filling and is loved by millions. Since its introduction, the Oreo cookie has become the best-selling cookie in the United States.
The National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) first developed and produced the “Oreo Biscuit” in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City. Today, the block on which the factory was located is known as “Oreo Way.”
  • The name “Oreo” was first trademarked on March 14, 1912.
  • The first Oreo cookies in the United States sold for 25 cents a pound in clear glass topped novelty cans.
  • In 1912, the Oreo Biscuit was renamed to “Oreo Sandwich.”
  • In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed to “Oreo Creme Sandwich.”
  • William A. Turnier developed the modern-day Oreo design in 1952 to include the Nabisco logo.
  • Nabisco’s principal food scientist, Sam Procello, developed the modern Oreo cookie filling.


Celebrate the day by taking a poll of your friends and family. Find out how they eat their Oreo sandwich? Do they:
A. Twist them apart, eat the cream center, and put them back together
B. Twist them apart, eat the cream and cookie side first, and cookie only side last
C. Twist them apart, eat the cookie side first, and the cookie and cream side last 
D. Any combination of the above while dunking in milk
E. Eat them whole, sans milk
F. Eat them whole, with milk but no dunking
G. Eat them whole dunking all the way
H. Some other interesting combination the world has never heard about
Grab a glass of milk and a handful of Oreos to enjoy.