This is what I hope my asparagus grows up to be. My husband and I love steamed asparagus spears with cheese sauce over toast spears. It sounds so fancy-schmancy, doesn’t it? But is really only takes 15 minutes to prepare (probably why I love it). It occured to me tonight that this is also a great food storage meal. You can use homemade bread, asparagus from your home garden, and whip up a cheese sauce from food storage ingredients. This is another circumstance where spices are essential to perk up food storage items. After making a roux with butter and flour, I stir in about 1/4 tsp. dry mustard, and about 1/2 tsp. worchestershire sauce before whisking in the milk to create the sauce. Then I stir in grated cheese (of course, we would have to use cheese powder if times were desperate). To finish it off, I sprinkle on paprika. It adds a little flavor and looks pretty. I like to buy my spices through Alison’s Pantry because they are offered in larger, generally 1 lb. bags, that are fresher and much more economical than grocery store spices.