Saturday, August 27, 2016

Chuck Renslow Burgers

We dedicate this different and delicious meal to a true leader and hero of LGBT's and the leather community. For more than six decades he has been in the forefront of our community yet is seldom written about or discussed. Let's talk about him.

This quick dinner is mostly from cans in the pantry. Yet here in a combination you might never have tried before. This can make a big meal out of just a pound of hamburger and some vegetables. “Take a walk on the wild side”! Go for it!

1 lbs ground beef
1 egg yolk
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder, divided
salt & pepper to taste
2 Tbs olive oil divided
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato soup
2 Tbs of corn starch
2 cans new potatoes
1 can sweet peas
4 slices Havarti cheese


Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly. Set aside.

Drain the cans of potatoes and cut into about 1 inch chunks in a bowl. Add 1 tbs of olive oil and ½ tsp garlic powder. Stir until coated. Spread out on foil lined sheet and sprinkle with salt.

This will go into the oven for 25 to 35 minutes, (stirring once during the time)

In a large bowl mix the hamburger with egg yolk, sauce, garlic, and salt & pepper. When mixed well with a short wooden spoon divide into 4 equal portions and make each into a patty.

Press your thumb into the top of each to make a depression. (these will cook up into almost golf ball shapes if you don't.)

Drain the stewed tomatoes, reserving the liquid. Add can of undiluted soup. Stir in the corn starch. Sit aside.

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and brown the burgers on each side (approx. 4 minutes) Drain any excessive oil with paper towels.

Add the tomatoes and the juice mixture. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes (This is a good time to stir the potatoes.)

Open and drain the peas, place in a microwave covered dish. Add 1 tbs butter and ½ tsp sugar. Cover and when dinner is ready, heat on high for 3 minutes.

After burgers have simmered in the tomato gravy, remove from pan and lay a slice of cheese on each, spoon the tomatoes around on the platter.

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What a meal to honor a true LGBT leader and hero: Chuck Renslow

Happily serving 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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Chuck Renslow

To continue to educate about the leaders and heroes of the LGBT community lest turn attention to Chuck Renslow of Chicago.
In 1954 he founded and became the photographer of Kris Studios, one of the first of the “physique” enterprises as the early gay pornography was called. He always welcomed a place in his pictures and portfolios for leather.
He was also a noted photographer of the Ballet.
Renslow opened the first gay leather bar in the country, The Gold Coast in Chicago in 1958.
He was the publisher of Triumph, Mars and Rawhide Male magazines. As well as a founder of Second City Motorcycle Club, (the first club not on the West Coast), in 1965.
He was the founder of many bars and sex clubs since the 1960s including Man’s Country, which has survived for more than 30 years. He was among the earliest members, often among the founders, of many gay liberation organizations and movements.
He is the owner of the Chicago Eagle. Renslow was inducted into the City of Chicago’s Lesbian and Gay Hall of Fame in 1991 and has received just about every honor and award the gay and leather communities can give him.
He co-founded International Mr. Leather, Inc.™, an annual celebration that is recognized as the premier gathering of leatherpeople in the world; it has been estimated to now have an $10 million impact on Chicago tourism.
Renslow also set up the Leather Museum and Archives. 

A true pioneer in Chicago's gay and lesbian community, Chuck Renslow is considered one of the "old masters" of gay male photography in the United States. He has been in the forefront of the political movement toward equal treatment and equal rights. In addition to actively organizing many of Chicago's most recognizable gay and lesbian institutions, he has served as a board member of numerous organizations on the local, national, and international levels. Renslow has helped spotlight Chicago and to dispel the myth that all gay life takes place on either the East or West Coast.
Chuck Renslow, has reigned over a six-decade empire, starting more than two dozen businesses-bars, discos, photo studios, health clubs, bathhouses, gay magazines and newspapers, hotels, restaurants, and bookstores. He's fostered organizations and dealt with Mafia and police payoffs, the Chicago Machine, anti-gay government policies, and controversy within the gay community. Today he shows no indications of slowing down. This leader is still leading and we thank him for it. 

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