I'm a girl that can't resist a deal, so when I saw a "Buy One, Get One Free" offer on asparagus the other day, I just had to cash in. We don't eat asparagus very often, because I have kids, and moms know it's challenging to get our kiddos to eat vegetables, let alone veggies like asparagus. Even though it was a great deal for our bottom line, I knew it would be a hard sell on everyone ages 18 and younger. Fortunately, 2 out of my 3 kids ate it without complaining - so to me, that equals success. It actually has encouraged me to keep trying. While I truly thought that most of the kids would dislike it, Camrie and Susie loved it (she is not a fan of asparagus), but Cole ate only one out of courtesy to me. I will continue to work on him :-)
Remember, not everyone at the table will LOVE what you cook, but if the kids see you modeling how important vegetables are, sooner or later it will kick in. I am sticking to this philosophy!
This recipe is a great one, and I am posting it anyway - even if there was 1 person who wasn't a fan!
Roasted Asparagus with Grated Parmesan
2 bunches of asparagus, trimmed
Grated Cheese - desired amount (I didn't measure, but I think I used about a 1/4 C)
Salt (I like Kosher)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Hold an asparagus spear, and bend the bottom until the rough woody section snaps off. Use that spear as a guide to line up the rest of the asparagus and use a knife to chop off the rest.
Place asparagus in a 9x13 baking dish, coat with olive oil (I like to use quite a bit) and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until tender - about 15 minutes.
Enjoy and live life with gusto!