It's always sorta sad when a tv
star gets into trouble with John Law. Granted,
the idea of Dan (Different Strokes) Plato
showering with the other inmates and being subjected
to the infrequent cavity search at the hands
of a buxom warden does give me a warm, fuzzy
feeling. But the recent run-ins featuring two
Gilligan's Island stars got me a little
Sure, you can imagine Bob Denver
sittin' around in that dopey hat smokin' some
reefer. But Mary Ann? The fresh-faced farmgirl
of so many afternoon fantasies?! I'm shocked...and
more than just a little turned on!
Seems like Gilligan was writing
some very large checks to Mary Ann, which has
the officers investigating Gilligan a little
I went back and browsed through
Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook
(Rutledge Hill Press, 1993) to see if I could
glean any info on this troubling trend. All
I came up with was the following recipe, which
I might be making the next time Mrs. Nitrate
is away on business. I'm guessing it'd take
a day or two for the smell to dissipate.
1 1/2 lbs. liver, sliced
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. oil
2 med. onions, sliced
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 tomato, cut in wedges
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. instant beef broth
Coat the liver with flour and
seasonings. In a skillet heat the oil and saute
the liver for 4 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, in a separate skillet
heat a small amount of oil and saute the onions
and green pepper for 10 minutes or until soft.
Stir in the tomato, and saute for 2 more minutes.
Arrange the onions, pepper, and tomato on top
of the liver. Add the water and instant beef
broth to the pan and simmer the mixture, scraping
the browned bits loose from the bottom of the
pan. Pour the liquid over the liver, and sprinkle
with chopped parsley.
Makes 4 servings.