Asparagus is probably one of my favorite vegetables and I was really excited when my husband picked some up the other night. Yet again, I came across this recipe in my new cookbook--you can expect to see quite a few more to come, as I marked COUNTLESS recipes as I was flipping through it! I served the asparagus with my Teriyaki Chicken and it paired quite well with it. This is a very quick/easy recipe!
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 1 to 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 to 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed 1 garlic clove, halved 1 bay leaf 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed 1/3 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
In a large skillet, combine the broth, rosemary, garlic and bay leaf. Add asparagus and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with parsley.
Source: The Taste of Home Cookbook (New Revised Edition)
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)