Sauteed Asparagus  I really don’t think I’ve met one I didn’t like.  I love beets, spinach, chard, kale, brussel  sprouts…all of them I tell you!  Asparagus is one of my favorites.  Buying it fresh is still a “treat” in my world, so I keep it simple and eat it as a side.  The key to picking fresh asparagus at the store is to buy a bunch where each spear is about the size of a pencil or slightly larger.  If you get much bigger than that they get woody and stingy.  They should be bright green and firm.

Sauteed  Asparagus

1 lb. fresh asparagus
2-3 T. butter
2-3 cloves garlic minced
salt and pepper

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  When butter is melted add garlic and washed asparagus (if the cut ends of the asparagus look dry cut off about an inch).  Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (8-12 minutes depending on how big the spears are).  Salt and pepper to taste.

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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