Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hut Hut Ham!

October is not only LGBT History month, it is also National Tackle Hunger month. As the media starts to fill with football everywhere, lets do our part to “Tackle” this problem. You don't have to save the world, just take a bag of canned goods to your local food pantry. Even a small bag can offer hope to people in crisis. We will never feel abundance until we share what little we have with someone who truly has nothing.

Every ham you buy will say if it is “fully cooked” or not. With these all you have to do is heat in the oven, or slow cooker. The trick to making it special is what you smear on the outside during the last half hour of heating! That is what fills the house with a wonderful aroma of love. So snap this ham back to your favorite quarterback so he can score!


1 2–3lbs fully cooked ham
1 sleeve of graham crackers
½ cup brown sugar
2 oranges (use both the juice and the zest)
1 slice bacon
For sides:
Roasted broccoli
Marconi and Cheese

Make sure the ham is unwrapped completely. Set it out to reach room temperature about 45 minutes.
Pre heat the oven to 350. Place a rack on a lined cooking sheet.
Spray the rack with cooking spray.
NOTE: you will roast the ham for 10 minutes per pound total. The last 30 minutes you will glaze the ham. So in this case, since It is only 3 lbs (30 minutes total) you glaze it when you place it in the oven. If you were feeding a larger group with a larger ham use the above times and do not glaze until that last half hour.


Put the sleeve of graham crackers into a food processor and pulse into crumbs. Mix in the brown sugar and add to a large bowl.

Zest the oranges over the bowl, getting most of the orange skin as possible without the white underparts. Cut the oranges in half.

Squeeze just enough juice into the mixture to turn it into a thick paste.
Cut the slice of bacon into thirds and place on top of the ham.

Carefully pat this thick paste all over the top. If you have any left over, spoon that on top after 15 minutes in the oven it form a wonderful crust.

Allow to rest for about 10 minutes before carving.
Slave chose to serve roasted broccoli with macaroni and cheese as sides. It makes a very pretty color combination.

For our music:

So glad to be His slave!
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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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

For today's history:
Dale Jennings would become known as the “Rosa Parks” of the LGBT rights movement. He was a World War Two hero of Guadalcanal.

In November of 1950, along with Bob Hull, Chuck Rowland and Harry Hay, he attended a meeting to set up what became the Mattachine Society. A group that would fight to gain acceptance through greater communication between homosexuals and heterosexuals. There had been other groups, but this one held together.

However it was not for being a war hero, a playwright, or author that Dale Jennings is remembered for. It was because when he was arrested for allegedly soliciting a police officer in a public park toilet, he fought the case and WON!

The incident happened in what is now known as MacArthur Park. The trial drew national publicity to the relatively unknown Mattachine Society. Membership grew dramatically after it was announced the society would help Jennings fight his case. Harry Hay managed to get the support of attorney George Sibley, a member of the Citizen's Council to Outlaw Entrapment.
Jennings was one of the first homosexual men to fight charges such as this one. Most plead guilty to avoid public scrutinizing. His case was promoted nationally. Anonymous funds began to come in to help fight the case. His decision to fight was a pivotal point in the movement. For this he has been called the “Rosa Parks” of gay rights.

The trial began in 1952. Jennings freely admitted to being a homosexual. However he insisted that he had done nothing wrong. He had been entrapped! He insisted that the officer had done the “actions” not him.
At the end of the ten day trail the jury voted 11 to 1 for acquittal on the basis of police intimidation, harassment, and entrapment of homosexuals. His case was dismissed.

The effects spread across the nation. Homosexuals were going to stand up for their rights.

In those early years there were differing views of how best to obtain rights. Harry Hay believed that “homosexuals were a unique and especially talented group that needed to come together to reclaim their sacred and traditional roles”. Jennings, on the other hand, held the belief that essentially there was no difference between a homosexual and a heterosexual man. He preferred a more private role and wanted to fight to be left alone. It was a much more conservative time and divisions in view points would soon lead the organization to ask Harry Hay to leave.
In 1953 a group had split off led by Jennings and friends called One inc.
This became the dominant organization in Los Angeles. Jennings sister Elaine and her husband James Porter provided financial assistance. They produced a magazine that spoke out openly and quickly became the voice of the movement. Jennings was editor in chief and the main writer.
His writings would continue to be the main part of the LGBT movement even though the magazine had a low circulation it was passed from person to person. The word was slowly getting out.
Financial problems led to Jennings being ask to leave after 2 years.
Jennings then started to get books published. His third, The Cowboys was bought by Warner Bros. The book caused controversy due to its glimmers of homo-eroticism.

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