Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sugared Asparagus

It's the time of year asparagus 
(or as Veggie Tales Junior says Asparama-hoozit!=) is in season.

It's one of our favorite veggies and I love fixing it several ways. Did you know 1 cup has only 27 calories????

I've said for a long time..add a little honey or sugar to vegetables and the kids will gobble them up.  

Of course, you don't have to add the full amount of sugar, but I'm sharing this recipe as I found it in a Taste of Home magazine many moons ago. 

Did you know if you bend the stalks, they will break off naturally where they should - to separate the tough part from the edible part!? 

This is easy and delicious - hope you give it a try. Ready in minutes. 


SUGARED ASPARAGUS

2 - 3 Tb. brown sugar
2 Tb. butter
2# fresh asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
(about 4 cups)
1 cup chicken broth

In skillet over medium-high, heat brown sugar and butter
until sugar is dissolved: add asparagus; saute for 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat;
cover and simmer for 8 - 10 minutes or until
asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove to a serving
dish and keep warm. Cook leftover sauce in pan,
uncovered, for a few minutes, until reduced by half.
Pour over asparagus and serve immediately.
Yield: 4 - 6 servings

I always say, if you want your kids to eat their veggies,
add a little sweetness and they'll go down a lot faster.


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