Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Asparagus with Balsamic Tomatoes

TEAR JERKER...OPRAH ended today & so did the 4 o'clock hour in my opinion.

ever since i can remember my days revolved around 4pm...i could be out of school by 3:10pm, snack in hand & in front of the tv by 4pm; in college, no classes were ever scheduled that would conflict with the 4pm hour; in my first years of working, & owning a tivo, 5pm meant time to go home to re-live 4pm & now that i've been home for a few months, 4pm has meant the playstation must cease to make way for oprah's hour.

it's crazy to think she's been on the air for 25 years & started her show when she was 34. at least there's hope god might come to me with a divine plan...'cause as justin would say, "shugart & spice isn't paying the bills just yet!"

oh well, at least i love to cook & he loves to eat!


{asparagus with balsamic tomatoes}

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 4; or half recipe for 2
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 box grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt & black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, shredded
1. in a large pot, bring water to a boil. cook asparagus for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp-tender. drain. arrange asparagus in a shallow dish or on a serving platter.

2. in a medium skillet, heat olive oil to medium-high heat. add garlic & cook for 3 minutes. add tomatoes & toss for 5 minutes. add in vinegar & cook for 5 minutes. season with salt & pepper.

3. top asparagus with tomato mixture & sprinkle with parmesan cheese. serve warm!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Betsy- just found this one. Can't wait to try it. Keep going!!

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