Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tom Villard Memorial Bake

This dish of sausages, eggs, noodles and spinach is much easier than it looks at first. All healthy and great tasting. Chose any sausage you like. Slave has just found one that grabbed my attention called “Bedder with Cheddar”!

Tom was not only an actor but a true LGBT hero and AIDS activist when most of Hollywood was still hiding from the obvious. He deserves to be remembered not only for his body of work but his efforts when we needed it the most.

3 pieces of sausages
2 tablespoons butter
1 yellow onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 5oz package of washed fresh spinach
Salt and white pepper to taste
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup heavy cream
¼ package of wide noodles
6 eggs
shredded Asiago cheese


Chop the onion, mince the garlic and cut the sausages in half.

Cook the noodles as the package directs, drain and set aside while you are preparing the next steps.

As a personal preference, I choose to remove the stems from the spinach. 

In a large sided fry pan over medium-high heat, saute the sausages with chopped onion for about 8 minutes. Remove meat & onions to a paper towel lined plate.

Add butter to grease in pan. Add spinach in handfuls stirring each into the skillet. They will wilt down quickly and allow room for another handful. Keep adding until all is in the pan and the spinach is warmed through.

Add the ½ cup of heavy cream, salt & nutmeg, mix well. Stir for about 8 minutes until the sauce thickens. Add the 2 oz low fat cream cheese and garlic and cook an additional minute while stirring.

Cover and lower heat as you prepare the baking dish.

Preheat oven to 350 and spray an 8 x 8 baking dish.

In a large bowl mix 6 eggs, butter, salt & pepper, and half & half with a whisk.

Place the cooked noodles into the sprayed pan. Pour in the egg mixture and tap the dish to make sure the eggs are all the way through the noodles.

Spoon the spinach mixture over the top and place the sausages on that.

Sprinkle with asiago cheese and bake for about 45 minutes. Or until firm. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve from baking dish.
Serve with a simple green vegetable as a side.

So Happy to be 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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Tom Villard 


Tom Villard appeared throughout his career in the late 1980’s and early 90’s on television, in feature films, and on stage around the country. He was featured in situation comedies, episodic TV series, and had leading roles in lower and mid-range budgeted features.

At the peak of his career Villard was given featured supporting roles in big-budget studio fare, such as Clint Eastwood’s Heartbreak Ridge, and My Girl.

Villard was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York. He attended Allegheny College, before moving to New York City to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in the early 1970s.

In 1980 Villard moved to Los Angeles and soon started landing roles on television and in movies.

Toward the end of his life, Villard became one of the few actors in Hollywood in the early 1990s who chose to be open about his homosexuality, and the challenge of living with HIV and AIDS.

While most of Hollywood was still in the closet, Villard decided to take a stand.

In February 1994, Villard made an unprecedented appearance on Entertainment Tonight, acknowledging to "...more than 13 million viewers that he was gay, that he had AIDS, and that he needed some help."

By December of that year Villard said: "An awful lot of people suddenly wouldn't let me in the door for auditions. I started speaking a couple of months ago about living with AIDS and having hope," he said. "It feels a little more useful than things (I've done) in the past."

He went on to explain that since his appearance on E.T., a whole other group of people had come forward to welcome him.

Bill Melamed, Villard’s manager added: “I am particularly proud of him. There wasn’t a choice here whether he could have hidden it. Plenty of people have KS, but it’s on their feet. He made a decision that was courageous in any walk of life, but it doesn’t surprise me. He has one of the most open spirits.”

On November 14, 1994, Tom Villard died at the age of 40 of AIDS related pneumonia  He was survived by his partner Scott Chambliss.

As a tribute to him, a non-profit foundation was created by his partner, A close friend, and his friend and chiropractor. The Tom Villard Foundation was a Silver Lake community-based effort which engaged local businesses to provide free goods and services for community members living with AIDS.

The beneficiaries were the client base of the former Silver Lake AIDS support organization, Being Alive. The Tom Villard Foundation no longer exists. Being Alive is now headquartered in West Hollywood

Tom Villard’s bravery and courage during those dark days as he faced unbeatable odds makes him a true hero. One that should not be forgotten.

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