Now that I am at home all day, every day, I’ve been cooking a lot more than I usually do. I have time to look through recipes and plan. Today I made an old favorite from one of my favorite cookbooks. It took me back in time. (Has anyone else found yourself being nostalgic and reliving memories these days?) It also made me think of summer because it features that garden vegetable everyone tries to give away- zucchini.
Although there is a recipe, I just used it as a guideline, using one small zucchini, a few onion slices, one Roma tomato, a little ground beef, salt and pepper.
If only the sun had been shining today, it would have been easier to fool myself that I was having a summer evening supper.
The cookbook was commissioned by the Mennonite Central Committee and originally published in 1976. It is as much a philosophy as a cookbook- of a faith that leads to moral action. Eating more-with-less is based on eating more whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds; using meat and dairy in moderation; and avoiding processed and convenience foods. It has helped families have joy and concern for others at mealtime, improve nutrition, and save money. The cookbook has been so popular there was a 25th Anniversary edition and an updated version 10 years later.