Friday, October 30, 2015

LGBT Hero Chad Griffen Chicken Dinner

This is really a simple dish to fix and tastes so very gourmet! Marinade the chicken and it will reward you with a juicy mouthful. The basic marinade consists of an oil and an acid. You will soon be able to design your own marinades and whole meals. First, however, do it as written, then feel free to fly.

Hope you have a safe, sane, and consensual Halloween. Load up on a good meal before hitting the candy and booze!

2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan
2 lemons
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups baby spinach

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a dish with oil and vinegar. Zest one of the lemons over that. Cover and let marinade for about 5 hours or even while you are at work.

Mince the garlic. Zest the 2nd lemon into another bowl and squeeze the juice into that. Add 2 Tbs of butter and melt in microwave (about 15 to 20 sec.) In another bowl measure out the cup of chicken broth and ½ cup of cream (or ½ & ½). Stir in 1 Tbs cornstarch until well blended.

Slice the breasts down the middle to make them thinner.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; drain excess fat and set aside.

Melt remaining tablespoon butter in the skillet. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chicken broth, cream, lemon juice – butter.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat, stir in spinach, one handful at a time. When it is all wilted stir in the Parmesan and let simmer. The sauce will become thick, about 3-5 minutes.

Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish. Spoon the creamy spinach in creating a flavorful bed and arrange the chicken breast on top. Sprinkle with some Parmesan and let bake for about ½ an hour. You want the chicken to reach 175 on the thermometer.

Serve with brightly colored mixed vegetables! What a wonderful treat. That creamy lemon spinach with a touch of garlic will make a “Popeye” out of anyone.

For music: What else could we pick!

So excited to be allowed to serve my Master Indy.


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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Chad Griffin

Last year Chad Griffen wrote: “I was struck by a thought. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has always had to rediscover the heroes of our movement. And, when you think about it, it's pretty easy to realize why."

"When we come out, we often search for role models, people whose stories we can look to for inspiration. And because of that, the stories of our community -- our legendary role models -- depend on a different kind of oral tradition to survive. Instead of aunts and uncles, parents and grandparents, we hear stories from historians and directors, authors and storytellers, who help us ensure that our history is never truly lost. This is how a generation learned the name Harvey Milk, how the story of Stonewall survived decades of media blackout, how an AIDS quilt shattered political inaction.”

So to finish out our specials on LGBT History Month we honor this young hero.

Griffin was born in Hope, Arkansas, and grew up 45 miles to the northeast in Arkadelphia. He volunteered for the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. Following the election, received a job offer to join the transition team and administration. At the age of 19, the youngest-ever member of a presidential staff. He worked as a White House Press Office manager for two years.

Griffin went on to lead Director Rob Reiner's charitable foundation and to work with Reiner on numerous political efforts, including the founding of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER).

AFER's challenge to California's Proposition 8, which barred the recognition of same-sex marriage, (Perry v. Brown) was ultimately successful following a decision by the United States Supreme Court in June 2013. In 2012, Griffin was appointed president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT rights organization in the United States.

Chad Griffin is listed at #16 in Out Magazine’s list of the most powerful LGBT activists in the U.S. He’s been on the list since 2010

He was one of the executive producers of the 2009 documentary Outrage, which investigated allegations of homosexuality among a series of political figures who had worked against LGBT rights.

"As long as institutionalized discrimination exists," says Griffin, explaining his larger motivation, "it gives people a license to hate. As a result, gay teens continue to kill themselves, people commit hate crimes, and gays and lesbians continue to face job discrimination."

We must remember the LGBT's that went before us, who fought in the shadows so that we may enjoy greater freedom today.
As a community, LGBT people have our own family, our own stories, and our own heroes. Now that we have a “History month” let us all learn some of those rich stories.

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