Sunday, November 28, 2010

Baking a Turkey by Chef Ron

This Thanksgiving season I have read and seen on TV many ways to roast a turkey...they show you how to mix various spices with butter and then freeze the prepared butter  in a roll and then when its hard to slice it into poker chip pieces and then to slide these chips under the skin of your bird and slather the outside with more of the same and stuff it with fruit and dressing and bake it upside down and cover it with foil for half the time and ...and....and...

Bull Pucky............I baked a 21 pounder this AM by cleaning out its cavity (neck and bag of inners)...Laying it down on a rack (breast side up)so it will lay upright...Rubbed a little olive oil on it and sprinkled it with a little garlic powder and pepper...Preheated oven to 325 and covered the breast with a square of tin foil ...baked it for 3 hours and took the foil off it...checked it with a thermomiter at 4 hours (it was over 165 degrees) and took it out...

Best moist breast meat you ever tasted...(Actually I shoved an apple and an onion in  it and poured a cup of coffee in the pan also...)

Hans Pawley...An Old Friend Has Past

My dear friend of over 40 years has past...He was the finest art teacher any child could ever have...He inspired children (preschoolers) to paint and draw and even sculpt...his programs on art taped at the SC ETV studios back in the late 60's will be remebered by children and adults who used the ETV as a tool to educate and illuminate the minds of thousands of students ...I met Hans while I worked for the SCETV as an illustrator in their art department...Hans needed some young children to be on his show and I volunteered my two sons Mark and Robert...They delighted in the experience and I have fond memories of them painting on the studio floor in smocks and their hands full of paint and various painted pictures strewn across the floor...Hans believed and taught that the art children produced should always be praised...The more praise you give a child at their efforts helped them to build their self esteem...

Mark creating a masterpiece...

His sense of humor always made working with Hans a treat...While taping one show he was using plaster of paris to create something and when the the director stopped the filming to change an angle on the camera he asked Hans if he could stop what he was doing ( which was mixing water witht the plaster of paris) and Hans replied to him, "Plaster waits for no man!"...

I will miss him but never forget him...

Hans Anton Pawley

DARLINGTON - Hans Anton Pawley, age 97, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010. A Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hartsville. Burial will follow in Darlington Memory Gardens , directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Hans was born Johannes Anton Pawlak in Schiffbek, jetzt Hamburg , Germany , August 21, 1913. He was a son of the late Johann Alexander Pawlak and the late Anna Zeleni Pawlak. He served in the Unites States Army in the Headquarter Military Intelligence Services. Mr. Pawley served a year and a half overseas, including participating in the battles at Normandy , Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe . During this time he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four service stars and the Bronze Star.
Mr. Pawley was an art ambassador, teaching at all levels of education, from elementary to university levels, including Darlington County Schools. His artwork can be found in many locations such as the Louvre in Paris , France , the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City , and many other prominent locations. He served in many civic capacities, including: Founder and host of "Art and Imagination" and "Art and You" television shows on ETV, former president of the South Carolina Education Association, representative for the State of South Carolina for National Art Education Association, and a founding member of Francis Marion University.
Throughout his life, he became colleagues with many influential people including Albert Einstein and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, whom he served under during World War II. He will be remembered as loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a dedicated member of Saint Joseph 's Catholic Church in Darlington , SC.
Surviving are his children, Richard (Sharon) Pawley, Bill (Helen) Pawley, Mike (Deborah) Pawley, Paul Pawley, Darlene (Carol) Dunbar, Mary (Alan) Waters, Anne (Mark) Stephen, Donna Graham, Chrysa (Keith) Kerr, grandchildren: Katherine (J.R.), Eleanor (Roberto), Jason (Mary), Heather (John), Jennifer, Maeghan, Jennifer, Christine, Chris (Shaye), David (Lauren), Beth, Kevin, Dawn, Sean, Adair, Valerie, Rachel, Greg ory, Ashleigh (Jamie), Casey, Kelley, Jon, Savannah, Hunter, Logan, Bridgette, Catherine, Collin; great-grandchildren: Kailey, Ava, Roberto Jr., Carys, Grant, Scott, Jared, Hampton, Andrew, Isaiah, Nolan, Caden, Mckenna, Justin, Amanda, Courtney, Bubba, Keyanna, Trevor; also his brother, Edward (Ginny) Pawlak. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Dunbar Pawley.
Published in The State on November 25, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Miyobi's Birthday Party

My oldest grandson (David) turned 26 yesterday and his birthday was celebrated at a Japanese Steak House named Miyobi...The videos are not in order...due to my lack of knowledge loading on to my blog but each has some intereting actions...Please enjoy...I did!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Uncle Ron's 2-2-2-2-2 World Famous Pancakes on Sunday

For those of you who know me for my wry sense of humor let me tell you that I almost photographed my latest batch of pancakes but they looked so enticing I couldn't resist them and's all that remains...I wish you all could have been here....Mmmmmmm... they were delicious!!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

Margie and I had the best time this Halloween...
We dressed up
Well take a look...
Margie and Norm

Jerry  wasn't Scared at all...

Let's Get Out and Vote!

Today we can choose our leaders...Don't stay home...If you like them...Vote them in...If you don't...Vote them out...But Vote!

Uncle Ron's Hamburger and Peas Recipe

Here's a dish my mother used to make for us back when I was growing up in our home in Chicago...It's simple and tasty...I have Googled it and found one recipe by the same name but it is nothing like my Mother's...It sounds good though...

Hamburger and Peas
(over Boiled Potatoes)


1-lb. ground beef or venison
1 med. onion chopped
1-can of peas (15 oz.) drained
1-can of diced tomatoes (15 oz.) w/ juice
2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
2/3 cup water or coffee
Salt and pepper to taste


Brown beef in a large skillet (add a little butter if using venison) ...Add onion and stir until onion starts to clear...Add tomatoes, peas, Worcestershire sauce and  water (or leftover morning coffee)...Salt and pepper and bring to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for a half hour...Serve over boiled peeled potatoes...

number of servings: 4-6

This is delicious on cold fall or winter nights...