Saturday, July 6, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
.......................... Paula Deen Helps Feed The Hungry .......................... Paula Deen dropped by her hometown food bank, America's Second Harvest in Savannah Georgia with Smithfield Foods to donate another 25,000 pounds of meat to feed the hungry. Here she talks with 98.7 The River about it--followed by Second Harvest Executive Director Mary Jane Crouch. .......................... (I have not watched Paul Deen nor tried her recipes. I plan on trying her recipes and eating at her restaurants in the future. I don't think she is a racist nor do I think she has been given a fair shake in the state run news media. Compare her to other people and you will begin to see she is for real and they are not. Freedom is not free and we as American's are losing are freedom every day because of the regime in washington dc.) Story Reports ....................... Red, White and Blue Ice Pops Recipe Ingredients Strawberry Layer: 3/4 cup halved, hulled strawberries 1 tablespoon superfine sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Yogurt Layer: 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (not reduced-fat or fat-free) 1 tablespoon honey 2 teaspoons lemon juice Blueberry Layer: 3/4 cup blueberries 1 – 2 tablespoons superfine sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice Directions To make the strawberry layer, combine the strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is syrupy and completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor with the lemon juice and pulse until smooth. Evenly divide the mixture into six (3-ounce) ice pop molds; freeze until almost firm, about 40 minutes. To make the yogurt layer, whisk together the yogurt, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Remove the molds from the freezer and evenly top with the yogurt mixture, filling each 1/3 of the way. Freeze until almost firm, about 30 minutes. To make the blueberry layer, combine the blueberries and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is syrupy and completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor with the lemon juice and pulse until smooth. Remove the molds from the freezer. If using ice pop sticks, insert them through the yogurt layer. Top evenly with the with the blueberry mixture, leaving 1/4-inch of free space at the top. If using mold covers, top the yogurt evenly with the blueberry mixture, top with the mold covers, and freeze until frozen, about 6 hours or overnight. To serve, dip the bottom of each mold in hot water to loosen, about 10 seconds. Remove pops from the molds. Serve at once. ........................... Cracker Recipe Ingredients Original recipe makes 150 cheese crackers 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 pinch salt 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 pound Cheddar cheese, grated and room temperature 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies) Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Combine flour, salt, and red pepper flakes in large bowl;add Cheddar cheese. Toss until cheese is coated. Pour in melted butter; stir until mixture is moist and crumbly. Add rice cereal and knead by hand until dough is well blended. Roll dough into small 1/2-inch balls; arrange on a baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork. Bake in the preheated oven until light and crispy, about 30 minutes. "I have always said that I don’t care for uppity food and I can’t cook it.' Paula Deen ........................ Paula Deen Bakes a Cake Video Watch it.
.................... Chuck the Movieguy interviews Paula Deen for the movie Elizabethtown .................... Country Pork Chop and Potatoes with Black Pepper White Gravy Recipe Ingredients Black Pepper White Gravy: 4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups whole milk Dash freshly grated nutmeg Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Potatoes: Nonstick spray 4 large Yukon gold potatoes, well scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 large shallot, minced Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Pork Chops: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 center-cut pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Chopped fresh parsley, for serving, optional Directions For the gravy: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted and foamy, stir in the flour and cook until pasty, 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Season the sauce with nutmeg, a pinch of salt and black pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. For the potatoes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9- by 9-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray. Layer a third of the potatoes into the casserole dish. Top with a third of the shallots and sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper. Repeat with the remaining potatoes and shallots, a third at a time. Cover the potatoes with the black pepper white gravy and bake, covered in tinfoil, for 25 minutes. For the pork chops: Heat the vegetable oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Combine the flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne together in a pie plate. Sprinkle the pork chops on both sides with salt and black pepper, and then dredge them through the flour mixture. Add the pork chops to the hot oil and brown on both sides. You do not want to cook them all the way through. Remove the casserole dish from the oven and lay the chops on top of the potatoes. Bake until the potatoes are soft and the pork chops are cooked through and browned, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with some chopped parsley sprinkled over the top if desired. .............................. Paula Deen There was one thing my daddy wouldn't tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can't buy, is how to be able to treat people. I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard. You know, not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills. I wake up every morning happy for where I am in life. It's not all about the cooking, but the fact that I can contribute by using my influence to help people all over the country. In the last two years, my partners and I have fed more than 10 million hungry people by bringing meat to food banks. There's not one food that causes diabetes.What causes Type II diabetes is being overweight... I've just come to grips, over the past four or five months, with my diabetes. We have made a commitment to feed 20-million people over the next two years. We are somewhere around 10 million. But I can promise you that we are not going to stop at 20 million. Because hunger, there is almost no cure for it. You can take care of the problem today, but it is a recurring problem.
..................... Uncle Bubba's restaurant Paula Deen’s restaurant, Uncle Bubba’s ..................... Lisa Jackson, former manager at one of Deen's restaurants, told CNN that even though she's white, she 'could no longer tolerate Deen's abuse of power as a business owner.' "This lawsuit has never been about the N-word," Lisa Jackson said in a statement to CNN Monday. "It is to address Ms. Deen's patterns of disrespect and degradation of people that she deems to be inferior.” ....................... Black Catfish Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons paprika 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons lemon pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon thyme 6 catfish fillets 1 cup unsalted butter, melted Directions: 1 Heat a large cast iron skillet (recommended) or heavy aluminum skillet over high heat for 10 minutes. 2 In a small bowl stir together first 8 ingredients. 3 Dip catfish into melted butter and coat both sides of fish with spice mixture, using about 1 T spice mixture for each fillet. 4 Place fish on waxed paper. 5 Place 3 fillets at a time in hot skillet. 6 Drizzle each fillet with 1 T melted butter. 7 Cook over high heat about 2 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily. 8 Serve immediately.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
...................... ...................... ..................... (Lawyers twist facts and testimony. The lady only indicated she admired the old south style of a restaurant with black waiters who were, "middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie." She also said, "I would love for Bubba to experience a very southern stylewedding, and we did that.") Story Reports ....................... Paula Deen Deposition Testimony Paula Deen Deposition Testimony 61.The racially discriminatory attitudes pervade the workplace. An example,showing that Paula Deen holds such racist views herself, occurred after DefendantDeen placed Ms. Jackson in charge of food and serving arrangements for thewedding of her brother Bubba Hiers in February 2007. When Ms. Jackson asked Ms. Deen what the wedding should have, Ms. Deen replied, “I want a truesouthern plantation-style wedding.” 62. When asked by Ms. Jackson what type of uniforms she preferred serversto wear, Paula Deen stated, “Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n-----s to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know inthe Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around.” Paula Deen laughed and said “Now that would be a true southern wedding, wouldn’t it? But we can’tdo that because the media would be on me about that.” ......................... Q. Okay. So was Lisa ever present when you discussed with Brandon what kind of wedding you’d like to have? A. I don’t recall that. I recall – I do recall, once again, in my bathroom at that house, and why we would have been in the bathroom, I was probably filming and changing clothes, that’s the only reason why we would havebeen in that bathroom, they must have run out during my lunch break or something from filming, and I remember us talking about the meal. And I remember telling them about a restaurant that my husband and I had recently visited. And I’m wanting to think it was in Tennessee or North Carolina or somewhere, and it was so impressive. The whole entirewait staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. And I remember saying I would love to have servers like that, I said, but I would be afraid somebody would misinterpret. Q. The media might misinterpret it? A. Yes, or whomever – Q. Okay. A. -- is so shallow that they would read something into it. Q. Were they dressed in white shorts and bow ties? A. No, they were dressed in white jackets. Q. White jackets? A. Dinner jackets. Q. And a bow tie? A. And a bow tie and black trousers, and they were incredible. Q. Okay. And you said something – A. These were men that had made their living off of service and people in arestaurant. Q. Right. A. It was – I was so impressed. Q. Okay. And they were all black men? A. Yes. Professional servers and waiters. Q. And when you described it to Miss Jackson, did you mention the race of – well, you had to have mentioned the race of the servers – A. Of course I would – Q. -- because that’s the part that – A. -- because that’s what we just experienced. Q. Right. Do you know what word you used to identify their race? A. I would have used just what I just told you. Q. Black or African-American? A. Black. I would use the word black. Q. Okay. A. I don’t usually use African-Americans. Q. Okay. A. I try to go with whatever the black race is wanting to call themselves at each given time. I try to go along with that and remember that. Q. Okay. So is there any reason that you could not have done something just like that but with people of different races? A. Well, that’s what made it. Mr. Franklin: Objection. Mr. Withers: Object to form. Q You can answer. A. That’s what made it so impressive. These were professional. I’m not talking about somebody that’s been a waiter for two weeks. I’m talking about these were professional middle-aged men, that probably made avery, very good living – Q. Okay. A. -- at this restaurant. They were trained. The – it – it was the whole picture, the setting of the restaurant, the servers, their professionalism. Q. Is there any reason you couldn’t have found middle-aged professional servers who were of different races? Mr. Franklin: Objection, relevance.The Witness: Listen, it was not important enough to me to even fight, to reproduce what that restaurant had. I was just simply expressing an experience that my husband and I had, and I was so impressed. Q. Did you describe it as a – that that would be a true southern wedding,words to that effect? A. I don’t know. Q. Do you recall using the words “really southern plantation wedding”? A. Yes, I did say I would love for Bubba to experience a very southern stylewedding, and we did that. We did that. Q. Okay. You would love for him to experience a southern style plantationwedding? A. Yes.Q. That’s what you said? A. Well, something like that, yes. And – Q. Okay. And is that when you went on to describe the experience you had at the restaurant in question? A. Well, I don’t know. We were probably talking about the food or – wewould have been talking about something to do with service at thewedding, and – Q. Is there any possibility, in your mind, that you slipped and used the word “n----r”? A. No, because that’s not what these men were. They were professionalblack men doing a fabulous job. Q. Why did that make it a – if you would have had servers like that, whywould that have made it a really southern plantation wedding? Mr. Franklin: Objection. Relevance. Q. You can answer. A. Well, it – to me, of course I’m old but I ain’t that old, I didn’t live back inthose days but I’ve seen the pictures, and the pictures that I’ve seen, that restaurant represented a certain era in America. Q. Okay. A. And I was in the south when I went to this restaurant. It was located in thesouth. Q. Okay. What era in America are you referring to? A. Well, I don’t know. After the Civil War, during the Civil War, before theCivil War. Q. Right. Back in an era where there were middle-aged black men waitingon white people. A. Well, it was not only black men, it was black women. Q. Sure. And before the Civil War – before the Civil War, those black menand women who were waiting on white people were slaves, right? A. Yes, I would say that they were slaves. Q. Okay. A. But I did not mean anything derogatory by saying that I loved their look and their professionalism. Q. Up until May 27th , 2010, you had no complaints or problems with Mrs. Deen, did you? A. No. Q. She had never indicated any discriminatory bias or prejudice, did she? A. Yes. One remark she made at Bubba’s wedding planning. Q. Were you there – A. Yes. Q. -- at the planning? Now, you tell me, when did that occur and where? A. On her back porch. Q. Which house, Dogwood? A. Dogwood. We were sitting on the back porch and we asked about theuniforms. And she made a remark about how she wanted them dressed. Q. Who was there? A. It was Bubba, and me, and Paula. Q. Bubba, you, and who? A. Paula. Q. Okay. What did she say about how she wanted them dressed? A. Like they used to dress in the Shirley Temple days with the long whiteshirts and the shorts. And I remember thinking when she said it that I thought about Dora. And I thought, I know she loves – I know you love Dora, and it was likehow could – you know, how could she say something like that. Then a fanrode by on a boat, and she said, well, we know we can’t do that becausethe media would be on us. And I just – at that moment thought – it was disappointing, but I still had respect for the position she had offered me and that I was doing there. Q. And, but was her comment was that she wanted a wedding back in theShirley Temple days with blacks wearing what? A. White shirts. Q. White shirts? A. And black pants or black shorts. Q. And that’s the sum total of the conversation about that; is that correct? A. Uh-huh, correct.