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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hippo Facts ~ Lemon Coat Chicken ~ National Blueberry Pie Day

 


Good 34º clear morning. 
 
Yesterday started frozen at 30º with a few clouds
and then it all cleared away and was sunny. We topped at 77º.
 

 
Picture of the Day ... one fast eagle!
 

 
 
Interesting about Hippopotamus....
 

5 fun hippo facts

The hippo is the third largest land mammal on earth. Their closest relatives are whales and dolphins. Here are 5 fun facts about these fascinating animals.

#1 Hippos can't swim

Although hippos spend a lot of their days in water, they can’t really swim. That’s why they’ll look for sandy banks or river bottoms to stand on. They will be found exclusively in shallow waters.
 

#2 Hippo calves suckle underwater

Like all mammals, hippo cubs are dependent on their mother for nourishment. And since hippos are water dwellers, their bodies have evolved some interesting adaptations.

Baby hippo noses can close just like their eyes so that water doesn’t go through and they’re free to suckle milk underwater as well as on land

 


#3 Hippos are loud


 
From Mr. Food


 

This 5-ingredient, marinated chicken recipe is finger lickin'-good! Our Lemon Coat Chicken is packed with flavor, and easy to boot, making it one of our favorite weeknight dinners. We're sure you'll agree!

 

  • 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken; mix well. Add chicken and toss to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding excess marinade, and grill chicken 5 to 6 minutes per side or until no pink remains.

 

****Don't want to start up the grill? Heat a grill pan over medium heat and cook for 12 to 14 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. 

 

 
Historically this date......
1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.


1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.


1988 – Near Maui, Hawaiiflight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.


1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

 

And births this date include...
1758 – James Monroe, American politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
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1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
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1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish actress
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Ann-Margret has no children, but she was stepmother to the three children of husband Roger Smith, an actor who later became her manager. She and Smith were married from May 8, 1967 until his death on June 4, 2017. WOW, 50 years! Prior to this, she dated Eddie Fisher and was romantically linked to Elvis Presley during the filming of Viva Las Vegas in 1964.
 


1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Wednesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Blueberry Pie Day on April 28th each year ushers in blueberry pie-making season. Blueberry harvest begins in April and lasts until September giving us a long season full of blueberry enjoyment.
We’ve been enjoying blueberries in pies since early American settlers arrived. In 1872, the first documented recipe for blueberry pie appeared in the Appledore Cook Book. Blueberries are abundant in Maine, so it’s no surprise that blueberry pie is the state’s official dessert!
This once wild berry became domesticated during the early 1900s thanks to the observations of Elizabeth Coleman White and the research of Dr. Frederick V. Coville. Before their efforts, wild blueberries were never successfully transplanted and raised in any farming operation for personal or commercial production. The only way to enjoy fresh blueberries was to seek them out where they grew naturally.
Through the efforts of White and Coville, today, producers and private gardeners bring to fruition these amazingly delicious berries. From farm to table or farmer to the grocer to you, these vibrant berries pack a punch in vitamins and health benefits.  They make a great snack all on their own or enhance a meal, make stellar desserts or sauces.  Whatever this berry does, it does with panache!
It’s one of the healthiest fruits on the market, too. Full of antioxidants, this nutrient berry helps inhibit cancer development and helps prevent urinary tract disease. Eating blueberries may assist in maintaining healthy blood pressure, reduce blood sugar, and ease symptoms of depression.

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