i have never prepared asparagus.
i bought it on a whim (not the lens, the asparagus), it's not that i don't like aparagus, i love it actually. but i know kelly wouldn't eat it and i know ethan wouldn't. wasn't sure on annie (cheers to that girl, she came through for me!), but i decided that i wanted it, so i would buy it. as a kid, i remember eating asparagus (help me on this one mom, didn't it grow wild in front of uncle glade and aunt donna's house? –my mom reads my blog faithfully. we'll discuss this next week, i guarantee it.) it was good.
but as an adult, i'd only had it at parties where someone else prepared it. so i was a bit flummoxed as to how to proceed, i knew boiling was out of the question though. so tuesday night, i grabbed my trusty book, Brilliant Food Tips and Cooking Tricks (serioulsy, one of the best things you could have in your kitchen, i got it from my husband and kids about 5 years ago for my birthday. it has EVERYTHING you need to know in it. the BEST guacamole recipe ever, but that's a whole other blog post.).
i turned to ASPARAGUS. sure enough, a fabulous little explanation and a variety of ways to proceed. roasted asparagus. go ahead, say it. roasted asparagus. lovely sounding, huh? a bit of olive oil, a bit of kosher salt (i have a salt restriction, but i can have a bit, and isn't it pretty in the photo? i highly recommend kosher salt, it's bigger and so you can use less if you need to cut down on sodium–again, another post.), some fresh ground pepper. roast for a couple of minutes, turn, roast a couple more. it was HEAVENLY. it's like eating what i imagine luscious green rolling grass cover hills to taste like. now i know, dirt and such probably doesn't taste good, but at least, the hills LOOK like they would taste good, don't they? annie joined me in the feast, i was right and couldn't get kelly or ethan to try, but i am determined to get ethan converted. he's a non-traditional foodie. he loves to find fancy recipes on the food network website, but he won't try the fancy foods. it's rather humorous to me.
anyway, that's something that makes me happy. had to share. i like writing the word asparagus too :) can you tell? and just in case you've never prepared asparagus, it's wicked easy. if you want help, you know how to get a hold of me...
have a lovely weekend. i'm going to be scrapping tonight. kelly and ethan are going camping, annie's going to a friend's to finish up a school project.
oh, and in other news: yesterday was a proud parent kind of day. i'll post pictures soon. i love my kids. they are the best!