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.

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2 Comments to “Asparagus”

  1. Kim N says:

    That looks soooo good! I love asparagus. I ordered a box of it and I am going to try pickling some for food storage. My friend and her family love it pickled.

    My latest favorite way to eat it is stir fried with onions, colored peppers, mushrooms and spicy chicken sausage.

  2. Brittney says:

    Wow, Kim! That looks like a master piece! I’ve never heard of such a meal. Asparagus, cheese sauce, and toast?? I’m sure it’s good – but wow, how unique!

    We miss you guys. Let us know when we can crash your family time and visit. We have no other family here except you guys! 🙂 You really don’t even have to make a treat or anything. We just want to see your faces. Or maybe we’ll have to take your girls swimming again soon if you’re too busy to visit.

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