I guess I have been a little absent from the blogging world lately and I don't like it.
I have taken lots of pictures lately and have lots of happy little things to blog about, but the thing that I lack right now is hours in a day. I am overwhelmed at home, overwhelmed at work, and going a little bit crazy.
But I did feel the NEED to post so I remembered how incredible the asparagus was that I fixed and devoured on Sunday night.
I think I have probably bought asparagus .... oh ... maybe, once. Ever. (If I did buy it twice, I never fixed the second bundle and ended up throwing it out. Partly because I do that, and partly because I don't really know how to fix it and have it taste really, super yummy.) But on Sunday afternoon, I stopped by my friend Vicki's house and she had a bundle. She and her husband were heading out of town so she asked if I wanted it. I said sure.
Then Vicki proceeded to show me how she makes it - because when she makes it, it is really, REALLY good. She showed me how she breaks the stems where they want to be broken. (She said, "Just bend the ends back and they will break off right where they should.") Then she said she puts butter in a frying pan, adds a little lemon juice, sprinkles on a little bit of seasoning salt and cooks them for about 4 minutes.
So that's what I did as soon as I got home. See that bundle up above? That's about how much asparagus I ate all by myself - prepared exactly the way Vicki instructed and may I just say, I think that is going to be one of my new favorite things to eat ...