Thursday, July 13, 2017

A 'La King on top

Publick Universal Friend Memorial:

Here is an easy brunch dish made from things in the pantry. Derived from a 1950 cookbook and updated for our tastes.

We dedicate this to an early American spiritual leader that defies conventional wisdom and is an important LGBT hero. Be sure to read the quick article following the recipe.

½ stick butter
2 Tbs flour
1.5 cups low salt chicken broth
½ cup non-fat half & half
2 cups cooked chicken (from cans)
½ cup left-over peas
½ cup left-over corn
1 egg beaten
1 Tbs lemon juice Optional

Noodle base:
6 oz noodles cooked
1 Tbs butter
1 tsp salt
3 eggs slightly beaten
1/3 cup non-fat half & half

Do your cutting: if using left-over chicken, cut that up. If using from cans, drain well.
Heat up water for noodles & cook according to package.
Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 baking dish.

In a 2 cup measuring cup:
Mix the half&half with chicken stock and stir in an egg until well blended. Flavor with salt & pepper to taste.

In a sauce pan melt butter add flour and blend well. Gradually add mix from cup. Cook over medium heat until smooth & very thick.
Stir constantly.

Add chicken, corn and peas. Heat thoroughly. Cook for 2 minutes.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, butter, salt & pepper, and half & half with a whisk.

When the noodles are cooked and drained, stir them into this mixture to coat them well.

Pour into the sprayed baking dish.

Pour chicken mix over the noodle mix. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes. Or until firm. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve from baking dish.

What a great brunch idea.

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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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes 


Dan White

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Jemima Wilkinson:
preacher reborn in 1776 as “Publick Universal Friend”

Jemima Wilkinson was born in a Quaker family living in Rhode Island in the winter of 1752.
When she was 24 in 1776 Jemima had a severe fever that almost caused her death. Upon waking she confidently announced to her surprised family that Jemima Wilkinson had died and her body was now inhabited by a genderless “Spirit of Life from God” sent to preach to the world. 
She changed her name to “the Publick Universal Friend” or simply “the Friend.” From then on, the Friend refused to respond to her birth name or even use gendered pronouns. Stating they was neither male nor female. The new religious leader fought for gender equality and founded an important religious community. Wilkinson had declared independence from gender. 
Quaker officials rejected the Friend as a heretic, but went on to preach throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Wilkinson is recognized as the first American-born woman to found a religious group, but is also called a “transgender evangelist.” The breakaway Quaker preacher spoke against slavery and gave medical care to both sides in the Revolutionary War.

The Friend blended traditional warnings about sin and redemption with pacifism, abolitionism, plain dress and peaceful relations with 1st nationers. Women had no legal rights in the United States, but the Friend advocated equality of the sexes. The Friend was also a firm believer in sexual abstinence.

The first recruits were family members, but the Friend soon attracted a diverse group of followers, including intellectual and economic elites as well as the poor and oppressed. Known as the Universal Friends, they upset some people by proclaiming that the Friend was “the Messiah Returned” or “Christ in Female Form.” The Friend did not make such claims directly.

The Friend founded the Society of Universal Friends in 1783. Members pooled their money and started a utopian communal settlement in the wilderness near Seneca Lake in upstate New York in 1788.

As the first settlers in the region, they cleared the land and became the first white people to meet and trade with the Native Americans there. By 1790 the community had grown to a population of 260.

Hostile observers put the Friend on trial for blasphemy in 1800, but the court ruled that American courts could not try blasphemy cases due to the separation of church and state in the U.S. constitution. Thus the Friend was a pioneer in establishing freedom of speech and freedom of religion in American law.

The preacher and prophet known as “the Friend” defies categorization. The Friend has been labeled a “spiritual transvestite” and is on lists of “famous asexuals” and “a gender-variance Who’s Who.” 

As a gender nonconformist whose life was devoted to God, the Friend fits the definition of a queer saint. The androgynous asexual Friend was many things to many people.

This fascinating person died almost 200 years ago on July 1, 1819.
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