Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tommy Kirk Chops

This dish is named after a childhood hero of mine from way back in the mid fifties. Somehow as a child I could identify something about this guy that I could relate to. Be sure to read a quick write-up of this former member of the original Mickey Mouse Club!

Baked pork chops with a bright lining. Who could ask for an easier “fancy” dish?

2 butterflied Pork Chops
1 small tub cream cheese spread with pineapple
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup crushed sour cream & onion flavored rippled potato chips
¼ cup mayonnaise

Prepare the baking tray by lining with foil and spraying a rack.
Pre heat oven to 450 degrees.

In a wide bowl crush the chips into bread crumb sized pieces. Slave used a meat tenderizer, however DO NOT pound with it. Just gently rock the head against the chips until you have reached the tiny grains you want.

Set up your assembly line: put down some foil on the counter.

Dry off the chops with paper towels. Place a tablespoon or two of cheese spread down the center of the opened chop. Press in about a tsp of dried cranberries in each. Gently pull each side out and around the stuffing. Secure with toothpicks.

Tip use the same number of picks in each so you know to remove all of them before serving. Sending guests to the emergency room is considered poor form.

Now brush with mayonnaise and pat into the chip crumbs. Place on roasting rack so they do not touch.

Since slave is serving this with roasted vegetables, a tray was set up for them. The vegetables were lightly coated with olive oil and sprinkled with salt.

Both the chops and the vegetables are put into the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. The vegetables will be4 done first, so be ready to pull them.

Check meat with a thermometer, it must read at least 155 degrees for the pork. If not you may have to let the pork continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

Dish up and serve.
For our music, lets have

So happy to serve this to 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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Tommy Kirk

Tommy Kirk was many a young gay boys 


In 1955 he became a member of The Mickey 

Mouse Club. He was the irrepressibly 
inquisitive young sleuth Joe Hardy in two

 "Hardy Boys" serials with Tim Considine,

 another young Disney boy, playing older 

brother Frank. In fact the two were paired so

 often as brothers, many fans assumed they 



Often appearing shirtless, Kirk enjoyed a 

career as a child actor in classic films like Old 

Yeller and Swiss Family Robinson.

In 1963 his world fell apart completely when the Disney factory found out 21-year-old Tommy was gay. He was also arrested on Christmas Eve in 1964 when a party he was attending was raided and busted for marijuana use. Although charges were dropped, it was too late. The Disney studio, released him from his contract.

Tommy Kirk described his life this way: “

consider my teenage years as being 

desperately unhappy. I knew I was gay since 

I was a little kid, but I had no outlet for my 

feelings and I felt that I could not confide in 

anyone because of the fear of being 

discovered to who I really was. It was very 

hard to meet people and, at that time, there 

was no place to go to socialize. 

It wasn't until the early Sixties that I began 

to hear of places where gays congregated... 

When I was about 17 or 18 years old, I

 finally admitted to myself that I wasn't going

 to  change. I was born homosexual and I 

had to accept that. 

I didn't know what the consequences would

 be if I came out, but I had the definite 

feeling that it was going to wreck my Disney 

career and maybe my whole acting career... 

and I turned out to be right. Eventually, I 

became involved with somebody and I was 

fired. Disney was a family film studio and I 

was supposed to be their young, leading 

man. After they found out I was involved with

 some guy, that was the end of Disney.”

His career went into sharp decline and he 

found himself blacklisted by Disney. Tommy 

disappeared from the public. His life went 

into a tailspin. Depressed and angry, he 

nearly died from an acute overdose at one 

point. He felt the need to completely 

abandon his career and moved forward as a 

recovering addict. He was able to build a 

very successful carpet and upholstery 

cleaning company.

It stayed open for business for well over two 


In the early 2000s, after Disney declared him 

a company legend, inviting him to appear at 

various conventions which also lead to 

getting roles in several films as well.


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