A is for Asparagus
With two Boys, I am often trying to encourage them to try vegetables that they may not have liked the last time they were served. Not too long ago, My Oldest found out that Roasted Cauliflower is something that he could eat and enjoy. So, when I found some asparagus at the produce market I thought it was time to give it a try again.
In the past, we've had it steamed and sauted. This time, I wanted to roast it a bit and see if that would please My Boys. So, after a bit of internet research I decided to keep things simple this time. Just a bit of extra virgin olive oil, Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. I roasted it at 425 for about 15-20 minutes - just until it was tender.
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It had just the right amount of simple seasonings, and the best part was that everyone enjoyed it! Of course, My Oldest ate the whole piece and asked for 2nds and 3rds. My Youngest decided he didn't like the tops, but the bottoms were worthy of eating. Which I found funny because most people don't like the bottoms.
I've got a few more new vegetables to try on them throughout the next week and will share their opinions as we try them. I'm on a mission to add more vegetable side dishes to our weeknight meals beyond the "usual".
Peanut Butter cookies will be making an appearance next time!