Friday, March 6, 2015

Chicken and Broccoli with Lemon Cream

This light and healthy meal we will dedicate to a forgotten man of the LGBT movement. Henry Gerber.
After WWI a dough boy named Henry Gerber spent three years with the army in occupied Germany. While there, he witnessed first hand large organizations being formed for same sex rights. In fact, later, in the thirties, Berlin was considered a “Gay” capital in Europe. When Gerber returned in 1923 he set about forming one of these in his hometown of Chicago. His Society for Human Rights was chartered in 1925 and with a handful of other men, he started to mail out a newsletter. Then the police arrested him at 3AM and took all of his records and even his typewriter! This will all without warrants. He and others of the group were held for three days in jail, while no charges were ever filed. Both the police and the postal inspectors made sure that all of them lost their jobs. All of Gerber's papers were destroyed, and the only surviving photograph of the activist is in the holdings of the Henry Gerber Library in Chicago. He and his society might have been effectively wiped from history. Let's take a moment and remember him and countless others who suffered a similar fate.

Now this meal is a light and impressive tour de force that even a novice can pull off. Is “tongue-gasm” a word?

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive and 1 tbs butter
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 head of fresh broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Poultry seasonings

Cut the broccoli into florets and rinse in a vinegar water bath.

Rinse mushrooms also and dry with paper towel.

Zest the lemons and slice thinly.

1. Season chicken with salt and seasonings. 

In large skillet heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Brown chicken and mushrooms 4 minutes, turning chicken halfway through.

2. Add broccoli and lemon slices to skillet with the chicken. Cover; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer).

3. While that cooks, in a small pan heat the cream with the lemon zest. Let simmer until reduced to half and thickened.

Place chicken and vegetables on platter. Serve lemon cream sauce on the side.

Makes 2 servings. So light the candles, wink wink!
Lets remember the Supremes, this hit IS without Diana Ross.

What a joy it is to be serving my Master.


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

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