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Sliced & Diced: Asparagus

Sliced & Diced from Once A Month Meals Asparagus is one of those vegetables that I swore I hated. I mean, it is green and looks like a mini tree, what isn’t to hate? Then I had dinner at a friend’s house and they served salmon (also something I was sure I didn’t like) and asparagus and I was forced to be polite and eat my meal. Guess what? I liked it!

Notice, I didn’t say I loved it. I tried it, it didn’t make me sick, and I could even imagine eating it again. And then my friend Jamie gave me some helpful hints for how she roasted it. And I was in love.

I love the Spring and Fall seasons when it is in season. It especially like it roasted but still crispy. Mmm. I can eat them almost as I eat french fries, I love them that much.

And the restroom afterwards? Well, that is just all sorts of weird and mysterious after-wards isn’t it? Don’t know what I am talking about? Guess you will have to try some asparagus to find out!

The real point of this post is to point you in the direction of how much to purchase to yield the amount you need in once a month cooking recipes. So without further ado, here is what my research yielded:

Recipes Using Asparagus:

Now it is your turn to share YOUR asparagus recipes. Just be kind and remember the Sliced & Diced rules:

9 Responses to “Sliced & Diced: Asparagus”

  1. Yoly says:

    Yes, that was me! I always thought – key word, thought – that I would not like asparagus until one of those holiday dinners that I had to. Like you, don’t love it but will it eat it at any opportunity (when the price is at my comfort zone).

    Thank you for sharing those recipe, will add them to the repertoire.

  2. Kerry says:

    Can you freeze asparagus? If so, how do you recommend doing it?

  3. kerry says:

    thank you! I was going to find a upick place and try and maybe can them too this year but I think the freezing might taste better…

  4. Jen R says:

    I too have not like asparagus until one year at my in-laws for Christmas dinner. I love the way my husband’s family makes it (which is a lot like yours) and have continued to eat it! Now just waiting for the word from my aunt that grows it!

    We like to put it in the oven with some olive oil and Parmesan cheese! Yummy!

  5. Tammy L. says:

    I didn’t like asparagus until a few years ago. I’d only ever had it from a can and it was mushy and icky. When I got the opportunity to try fresh, a new love was born. We like it roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper, then sprinkled with grated Parmesan and lemon zest just before serving. I also like to make it into soup, whiches freezes nicely. Here’s my blog post with the recipe:
    http://livedangerouslywhileeating.blogspot.com/2008/11/soup-day-part-3.html

  6. MicheleW. says:

    I like asparagus grilled, it is always pricey here, so we don’t have it often. Need to check that website above and see if freezing it if I do catch it on sale would be worth it. I personally think the canned, is really not good at all.

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