When I was young, I absolutely LOVED The Waltons,
and I cannot think of Michael Learned without thinking of her as the mother of the clan.
But Michael is also in Murder, She Wrote
so she’s on my test cooking schedule for the next book…
Recently I invited Battenburgbelle over for a Monday evening dinner as she was off to Iceland, and I was off to Whitstable and we hadn’t seen each other for ages. I had stuff that needed using up in my fridge including 3 courgettes so I had my eye on Michael’s recipe.
I warned Cathy that dinner would be odd. But not as odd as the Jane Fonda Lasagna escapade… She texted to say, “I fear you are setting yourself a low bar if you are judging all meals against that lasagna.” Haha – she is a very generous dinner guest.
We were both surprised by how good Michael’s zucchini dish was. Because really, there’s not much to it. But sometimes simplicity is good.
As Michael’s recipe is more of a template with no guide to ingredient amounts, here’s how I made it…
I had about 300g courgettes and about 400g minced beef. I fried up
Winner winner zucchini and Caesar salad dinner!