Here’s one for all you Gilligan’s Island fans. I’ve never seen Gilligan’s Island, I don’t think it ever screened here in the UK so if anyone has a recommendation of a particular episode for me to seek out – please do let me know. I like the look of this one…
When I found out there was a Gilligan’s Island Cookbook,
I had to get hold of it because Alan Hale Jr, who played Skipper in Gilligan’s Island is also in Murder, She Wrote.
And although I have a recipe by Alan Hale Sr. in the collection,
I didn’t have anything from Alan Hale Jr. But BINGO! The Gilligan’s Island Cookbook came up trumps with a DELIGHTFUL recipe which I really enjoyed making and eating. It was a real midweek lunch treat. I made half of the recipe and ate half of the resulting creamy beefy mix yesterday in half a part-baked baguette
and I am really looking forward to having the same lunch today. It is making me STARVING HUNGRY just thinking about it.
I often have movie star fodder leftovers calling to be used up in my fridge, and usually I approach them with a small feeling of dread. But this dream sandwich is calling to me, and I’m almost salivating at the idea that some creamy beefy stuff awaits me this lunchtime again
For that reason alone I announce this recipe to be a winner and it will be going in the Murder, She Cooked book for sure.
Here’s Alan’s recipe, he played “Skipper” in Gilligan’s Island, hence the recipe moniker.
I love this post, Jenny. I am a big fan of “Gilligan’s Island” who also created “The Brady Bunch”. May I use this recipe in a future blog post? I used to have that cookbook, but in my major purge of the past several years, it found a new home. Thanks for the fun post!
Of course Annette, feel free! Do let me know if you want me to scan any others for you. If YOU are a fan, it must be good. I will definitely try and find a few episodes to watch!
Gillian’s Island is a hoot! It was one of my favorite programs to watch when I was growing up. The basic premise is that a group of tourists in Hawaii take a “three hour tour” on a small boat and end up shipwrecked on a desert island and they spend most of their time trying to get back to civilization in very goofy ways. In one episode, for some reason they needed to stage a musical version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and to this day I can still sing all of the songs. Anyway, thank you for that asparagus recipe!
Aha! Another Gilligan’s Island fan. I love the premise and I’m sure I’d find it funny. I shall seek out the Shakespeare episode for sure. Thanks for dropping by and commenting – Jenny xx