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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Whales ~ Thyme Roasted Mushrooms ~ Wendy Harp ~ Leah Moran ~ Ike Saben ~ National Crab Meat Day


Good 34º raining morning.

Yesterday we got a tiny bit of rain and we topped at 50º.
Picture of the Day

Interesting about whales....

Whales are a widely distributed and diverse group of fully aquatic placental marine mammals. They are an informal grouping within the infraorder Cetacea , usually excluding dolphins and porpoises.

Whales are mammals just like we are. Just like us, they breathe air, have hair, are warm-blooded, give birth to live young, and feed their young milk.

Whales are unique, beautiful, graceful and mysterious; they nurture, form friendships, innovate, grieve, play, sing and cooperate with one another.

Killer Whales are highly social animals and are composed of multiple family groups, so when related groups meet up this makes breaching more likely. Breaching events when groups of animals’ merge or split are also common in the Humpback Whale. During the breeding season, male Humpbacks perform their characteristic song but when the music stops it has been noted for them to jump out of the water, with the breach of one often encouraging its neighbors.

Another reason for Humpback Whales, and Baleen Whales in general, to breach is to remove some pesky hitchhikers. It is not uncommon for Humpback Whales to be riddled with barnacles and lice and, although not harmful to the whale, too many could be annoying so a jump can be a cleansing event.


From Mr. Food


These Thyme Roasted Mushrooms are perfection! Our Test Kitchen couldn't get enough of them and your crowd won't be able to either! So, make them today, or for your special holiday dinner. The tasty seasoning of this easy mushroom recipe is going to take your dinner from plain old traditional to wonderfully memorable!


  • 1 pound baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Italian breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. Clean mushrooms and trim stems to about 1/2-inch long. In a large bowl, combine oil, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper;mix well. Add mushrooms and toss until evenly coated. Place mushrooms in 9- x 13-inch baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.
Today there are two special birthdays.... Wendy Harp over on Catalina Island is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!!

^with her hubby, Rick, retired Catalina fire Captain with LA Co Fire.

Also celebrating is Leah Moran, who was my hairdresser for 20 years and has now changed occupations and works at Joe's Sports Bar and Grill in Grants Pass ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAH!!

^with her mom Julie (Mgr at Ace Hardware) and her dad Mark (former Jackson Co firefighter)
Today would also have been my friend Ike Saben's birthday. Ike was retired LASD and Homicide Detective, and a great guy. Sadly he passed away October 31, 2019. Rest In Peace Ike! 
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. Have a good Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 

Observed annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day (also National Crabmeat Day) offers a day to celebrate one of America’s favorite crustaceans. With 1.5 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world, plenty of crab meat lovers celebrate every year.
While crab meat is a healthy choice, once you add the butter, the fat and calories add up.  And there are thousands of species of crabs, but only certain ones are edible. In the United States, some of the more popular and tasty ones are the blue crab, stone crab, Dungeness, king, and rock or snow crabs. They come in both hard and soft shells and can be found along all the coasts and Hawaii.
Enjoying the meat of these crustaceans can be done in many ways. Boiled crab, either the legs or the whole creature, results in a feast requiring some labor from the diner. However, every tasty morsel is well worth the effort. Mix the meat with other ingredients to create dips, cakes, or soups.


Boil or steam some crab.  There are a variety of ways crab can be used. Or, give one of these recipes a try: