Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gayola Skillet Dinner

Here is a great tasting one skillet meal that will become a "go to" recipe for any time you have to come up with feeding a group. Also great for pot lucks. Yes we sweeten the corn. If you are ever lucky enough to walk through a field of mature corn, take the effort to cut off an ear, peel back the husk and take a bite. It will be as sweet as any candy you have ever had!





This dish is dedicated to those who fought the “Gayola Scandal” in 1960. Find out more with a short article following the recipe.




Ingredients


  • 1 lbs sausage (medium)
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • One 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper  




First do your cutting: chop the red onion and freeze what you don't use. Open the cans of corn and tomatoes and drain well.





In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook up the loose sausage with ½ cup of red onion. Cook and stir until brown all the way through and broken but try not to work it too much you want hunks of sausages and the more you work the meat, the smaller each piece gets. (Cook about 15 minutes)




Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Leave about 2 tbs grease in skillet and add 2 Tbs butter. Add in the corn stirring so that all the corn is coated. 
 



Cook stirring frequently for 1 minute. Add honey and cook for 2 minutes more. Increase heat to high and add heavy cream. Continue to stir so corn won't stick to pan. 
 




Add drained diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook corn until most all of the cream has absorbed about 5 minutes more. Return the sausage & onions to pan and cook for 3 minutes more to make sure all is heated through.





Remove and serve hot.



This goes well with a bake & serve bread from the oven.








So happy to get to serve my Master Indy

socialslave



To satisfy and restore.

To nourish, support and maintain.

To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,

to nurture, assist, and sustain

..I cook!



Please buy slave's cookbook:



The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 

by 

Dan White

 http://www.amazon.com

/dp/B00F315Y4I

/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vAT4sb0934RTM via 

@amazon





===========================

Gayola




In some ways World War Two spurred on the efforts of LGBT Rights in America. At that time most of the country was rural. It was the first time that many men had been around that many other men! The great discovery that YES there were others that preferred the “company of men”. To parody the song from WWI, How you gonna keep them down on the farm after they've seen penis!




For women too this was a new discovery of being in production jobs, taking on roles they had never been allowed to before and finding others that enjoyed a woman's touch.



Many gay men and lesbians discovered their identities and each other during the war, and they stayed on in the port cities to join the first gay networks and communities. In the 40's, On the West coast in particular, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco had both lesbian and gay bars, gay areas, and gay beaches.



In 1942 and 1943, for example, a series of vice raids led to the closure of at least six or seven gay bars in San Francisco. Ironically, this resulted in the emergence of a strong underground network, a more public nightlife, and the beginnings of a political sensibility of resistance.





In the years after the war, the growing visibility of gay and lesbian people met some resistance. Claiming that San Francisco’s Black Cat Cafe was a “disorderly house,” the California Board of Equalization in 1949 tried to close it. However a successful appeal to the California Supreme Court, overturned this. 
 


In reaction the California legislature in 1955 passed a law prohibiting the licensing of gay bars because they were “resorts for sexual perverts.”



During the 1950s, the medical, psychiatric, and legal systems considered homosexuals to be sick, perverted, and criminal. Many lived closeted lives in unhappy marriages, in lonely alcoholic hazes, risking their careers and reputations merely by entering a bar known to attract homosexuals



In the McCarthy era, known homosexuals were routinely hunted down and fired from jobs, kicked out of their families, and denied basic civil rights. Entrapment by police was so prevalent that, in 1952 in Los Angeles, the Committee to Outlaw Entrapment was established and successfully fought to have a case dropped.


It was in this kind of climate that the first homophile groups in the nation

(Mattachine, One, Daughters of Bilitis) were founded in California in the 1950s.



During the 1959 mayoral campaign, opponent Russell Wolden accused San Francisco Mayor George Christopher and his police chief, Thomas Cahill, of letting the city become the homosexual capital of the nation. Soon after his re-election, Christopher announced a campaign against gay bars in San Francisco as a way of cleansing the city’s allegedly scarred and vice-filled reputation.



Then, in December, the California Supreme Court ruled that a gay bar could not lose its license just because homosexuals congregate there; illegal sexual activity on the premises needed to be proved. One result of this ruling was that five bar owners from lower Market and the Embarcadero, including the Castaways and Jack's Waterfront Hangout, approached Mayor Christopher and Police Chief Cahill to report the protection money graft.



This became known as the Gayola Scandal



Indeed, officers had been practicing this kind of extortion for decades,

but Cahill and Mayor George Christopher had campaigned on “clean Government”. So while they were not inclined to sympathize with homosexuals, they agreed to work with the bar owners to entrap the accused officers. But also took this opportunity to send plain-clothesmen into gay bars to entrap patrons.



Felony convictions of male homosexuals in San Francisco rose from 0 in June 1960 to 76 by mid-June 1961, Misdemeanor charges were estimated at 40 to 60 a week. In October 1961. Every establishment that had made charges against the police during the gayola scandal lost its license”



The resistance in the community was amazing, with people opening one after another gay bar in the same spot as fast as the police could close them.



A grand jury indicted five police officers and the state liquor agent. The ensuing month-long trial was full of lurid descriptions, as the defense portrayed gay men as a moral threat and a danger to the city's youth.



All but one of the accused were eventually acquitted. Even so, it was the fight that brought together many LGBT's and caused a cohesiveness to the community.



Though police raids on gay bars continued, the gayola scandal was a small step forward in our fight for equality.

By the decades end, Stonewall officially marked the beginning of LGBT rights effort. This could not have been possible without the earlier fights that preceded that night.



Read more about this history in the book by Christopher Lowen Agee: The Streets of San Francisco




Monday, July 17, 2017

Club Goldenrod Mac & Cheese Supreme


This is a quick and hearty way to dress up the old macaroni and cheese dinner into something to talk about. Most of this is in the pantry, some things like the frozen shrimp can be found easily at your local supermart.


This dish is named for the old “Club Goldenrod magazine”. Mostly forgotten now but was an important part of our LGBT history. Read the quick article about this publication after the recipe. 
 

Ingredients:
1 box mac & cheese
½ lbs frozen shrimp, peeled & cooked (tiny)
1 cup non-fat half & half
1 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ teaspoon powdered garlic
½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
½ cup Fontina cheese
3 pieces of American cheese torn up into small pieces
1 egg yolk

Directions:

Heat water and cook the pasta from the Mac & Cheese box according to directions, and drain.

Spray a baking dish and pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Thaw the unopened shrimp in warm flowing water.


In a sauce pan heat the half & half, cream cheese and garlic salt in a medium high heat. As the edges start to bubble, gently whisk until it is evenly incorporated, about 1 minute. Allow to cook for 10 minutes so the mixture thickens. 
 


Mix the egg yolk into the shredded cheddar cheese. Add to sauce pan a little at a time while stirring, then add the other cheeses, maybe a pinch of mustard powder. Mix in the thawed shrimp.



Add this to pasta and mix well. Pour into baking dish and bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until top starts to get golden edges.


Meanwhile for a side dish, saute some green beans and serve with sliced tomatoes.

This makes a great colorful meal that livens up the old fashioned mac & Cheese dinner.




So happy to be serving my Master Indy.

socialslave

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 

by 


/dp/B00F315Y4I

/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vAT4sb0934RTM via 

@amazon




=====
Club Goldenrod

We might remember the Damron guides in the days before the internet. (This organization is still going strong as a travel site). Yet back in the day if you were traveling to a different city, you checked out the “Damron” for listing of gay and lesbian bars, It would say the type of bar: “levi and leather”, “show”, “AF” models, “hustler”,etc as well as known cruising locations. Of course all at your own risk!

Another pre-grindr resource was the “Club Goldenrod”, advertised as a magazine for male swingers.

This mostly forgotten publication was full of classified ads. Just the place to find other horny and/or closeted men looking for sex.

Club Goldenrod was considered porn in itself with photos of well endowed men showing their glory. These were not the typical gym bunnies or “macho look”, just the real men needing that special “companionship”. Guys that referred to themselves as fluent in “Greek” or “French” and that did not mean the language!
There were even a few transvestite ads. The advertisers were broken up into the states they served.

For those brave enough to pay by the word,were assigned a CG mailbox number for replies to be sent back by mail.

Some would send pics but never with a face.

If you saw an ad that sparked your interest, you'd write a letter to the man advertising, place your letter in an envelope and write the ad number on the front and then place that into another envelope and Club Goldenrod would forward your letter to the ad number owner.

The whole process took about 2 weeks. Talk about planing for a trip!

So if you think grindr and scruf takes too 

much time, remember the Club Goldenrod  

and learn the meaning of patience.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A 'La King on top

Publick Universal Friend Memorial:

Here is an easy brunch dish made from things in the pantry. Derived from a 1950 cookbook and updated for our tastes.



We dedicate this to an early American spiritual leader that defies conventional wisdom and is an important LGBT hero. Be sure to read the quick article following the recipe.



Ingredients:
½ stick butter
2 Tbs flour
1.5 cups low salt chicken broth
½ cup non-fat half & half
2 cups cooked chicken (from cans)
½ cup left-over peas
½ cup left-over corn
1 egg beaten
1 Tbs lemon juice Optional

Noodle base:
6 oz noodles cooked
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp salt
3 eggs slightly beaten
1/3 cup non-fat half & half

Directions:
Do your cutting: if using left-over chicken, cut that up. If using from cans, drain well.
Heat up water for noodles & cook according to package.
Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 baking dish.



In a 2 cup measuring cup:
Mix the half&half with chicken stock and stir in an egg until well blended. Flavor with salt & pepper to taste.


In a sauce pan melt butter add flour and blend well. Gradually add mix from cup. Cook over medium heat until smooth & very thick.
Stir constantly.


Add chicken, corn and peas. Heat thoroughly. Cook for 2 minutes.


In a large bowl mix the eggs, butter, salt & pepper, and half & half with a whisk.



When the noodles are cooked and drained, stir them into this mixture to coat them well.

Pour into the sprayed baking dish.


Pour chicken mix over the noodle mix. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Or until firm. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve from baking dish.



What a great brunch idea.


Serving my Master Indy:
socialslave

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 

by 

Dan White


/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vAT4sb0934RTM via 

@amazon

==========================
Jemima Wilkinson:
preacher reborn in 1776 as “Publick Universal Friend”




Jemima Wilkinson was born in a Quaker family living in Rhode Island in the winter of 1752.
When she was 24 in 1776 Jemima had a severe fever that almost caused her death. Upon waking she confidently announced to her surprised family that Jemima Wilkinson had died and her body was now inhabited by a genderless “Spirit of Life from God” sent to preach to the world. 
 
She changed her name to “the Publick Universal Friend” or simply “the Friend.” From then on, the Friend refused to respond to her birth name or even use gendered pronouns. Stating they was neither male nor female. The new religious leader fought for gender equality and founded an important religious community. Wilkinson had declared independence from gender. 
 
Quaker officials rejected the Friend as a heretic, but went on to preach throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Wilkinson is recognized as the first American-born woman to found a religious group, but is also called a “transgender evangelist.” The breakaway Quaker preacher spoke against slavery and gave medical care to both sides in the Revolutionary War.

The Friend blended traditional warnings about sin and redemption with pacifism, abolitionism, plain dress and peaceful relations with 1st nationers. Women had no legal rights in the United States, but the Friend advocated equality of the sexes. The Friend was also a firm believer in sexual abstinence.

The first recruits were family members, but the Friend soon attracted a diverse group of followers, including intellectual and economic elites as well as the poor and oppressed. Known as the Universal Friends, they upset some people by proclaiming that the Friend was “the Messiah Returned” or “Christ in Female Form.” The Friend did not make such claims directly.

The Friend founded the Society of Universal Friends in 1783. Members pooled their money and started a utopian communal settlement in the wilderness near Seneca Lake in upstate New York in 1788.

As the first settlers in the region, they cleared the land and became the first white people to meet and trade with the Native Americans there. By 1790 the community had grown to a population of 260.

Hostile observers put the Friend on trial for blasphemy in 1800, but the court ruled that American courts could not try blasphemy cases due to the separation of church and state in the U.S. constitution. Thus the Friend was a pioneer in establishing freedom of speech and freedom of religion in American law.

The preacher and prophet known as “the Friend” defies categorization. The Friend has been labeled a “spiritual transvestite” and is on lists of “famous asexuals” and “a gender-variance Who’s Who.” 

As a gender nonconformist whose life was devoted to God, the Friend fits the definition of a queer saint. The androgynous asexual Friend was many things to many people.

This fascinating person died almost 200 years ago on July 1, 1819.
Find out more in:










Sunday, July 9, 2017

Chicken in the Closet

Here is an oven meal based on a modern “no peek chicken” and an old French recipe called “Cassoulet”. A hearty one dish meal that will satisfy the most picky eater.


Chicken thighs, sausage, rice and soup! You may have these in your pantry right now. It makes a very creamy, cheesy rice with big hunks of broccoli and sausage.



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice (NOT minute rice)*
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of Cheddar soup
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of Broccoli Cheese soup
  • 2 (10-3/4-ounce) soup cans of chicken stock (low salt)
  • a crown of fresh broccoli, rinsed and cut into florets.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 bratwurst cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 chicken thighs (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • Paprika for sprinkling
*Try a 4.2 oz. box of long grain rice that includes a seasoning packet. Most rices on the shelf wil be instant, but take the time to find a “regular” that calls for cooking at least 20 minutes.

Directions:
Do your cutting: Rinse and cut up broccoli, slice up the brats, chop the garlic, and onion.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.



Heat oil in skillet and add the brat pieces and onion. Let cook until brats are browned, about 12 minutes, add garlic and let cook an additional minute and remove from heat, drain on paper towels.


In a large bowl, whisk together soups, 1 can stock and Worcestershire sauce.


Pour the rice into the sprayed baking dish. Pour in the remaining can of stock and stir in half the packet of seasonings.


Mix in the broccoli and stir in the sausage mixture. Pour soup mix over top.


Sprinkle the rest of the seasonings over the chicken.


Press each piece into the mixture in the baking dish.



Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 1.5 hours. Do NOT open foil cover during baking. (keep it in the closet)


Serve the thighs on a platter with the rest of the casserole as a creamy side dish.

What an easy dish. Please DO NOT ADD SALT! The canned soups are loaded with it.

A variation:

"No Peek Pot Roast"... Brown the the roast, place in a 9x13 pan. Peel and cut desired number of potatoes in half and arrange around the roast. Add carrots and onions. Sprinkle an envelope of onion soup mix over all. Spread 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup over all. DO NOT SALT. Cover with foil, sealing the edges well. Bake in a 350 oven for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Gravy is ready for mashed potatoes or noodles!

Hope you enjoy this one dish wonder!


Serving my Master Indy

socialslave:
To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 

by 

Dan White