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.  

This is an OLD recipe from a time when everyone wasn't so 'sugar conscious'....=) 

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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