My heart loves the season where asparagus is suddenly affordable, and I take advantage of it when cooking as often as I can. This recipe was quick and the trickiest thing about it was timing the asparagus and pasta cooking correctly. Truth be told (and I’m a truth teller so this is my only option) I overcooked the asparagus and it was a little stringy.
I got this recipe from an awesome eblast, and I was anxious to try for myself a meatless monday recipe with spice and protein. It was delicioso, and I ate all the leftovers which, when you’re cooking for yourself using whole recipes, is an amazing feat! When I make again I will add more heat to the beans, drain the better before I add the marinade and put the asparagus in the pan about 5 minutes after I put the pasta in the salted water. You live, and it makes no sense not to learn!
As the curtain closes on summer, I am trying to squeeze the last bit of sunshine into my menus, so stay tuned! Perhaps I’ll grill some pineapple or try another marinade which has not yet graced the counter of my tiny galley kitchen, My plans this week include baking a cake, yes an actual baked cake in summer, and I’ll keep my readers posted! IT’s a simple cake, and since it is still so hot, I figured a few ingredient cake, might not get me so hot and bothered.
*Can I bring attention to the fact that the word gracias was spell checked as not a word in a previous post, but in this post leftovers autocorrected to elflowers. I am thinking these are flowers proportionately sized to fit elves, and while I appreciate the whimsy of the whole tiny flower thing, I am pretty sure between elflowers and gracias, gracias is actually more of a word. I just reviewed what I wrote below and autocorrect autocorrected my correct grammar to not correct tenses! MAN AUTOCORRECT IS NOT BEING KIND. I say this as if autocorrect is controlled by an awkward command center of people who feel alienated because well, who knows, and think it is funny to edit correct sentences to not correct sentences with the intention of making me look dumb because I know how to play a sport in real life and not just on a computer! I feel the need to say, jokingly, if this is the case “Dear Autocorrectors, you might be mad at some people but I am nothing like the people who made fun you in high school!”