I know, I know…. Asparagus and who is Rachel? Historically, Asparagus has not been my favorite veggie – but I will eat it – I’m a good girl like that. Then, a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine posted on Facebook that she had prepared asparagus for dinner and it was DELICIOUS. She had added garlic, bacon and honey. I read her post and thought, “HONEY?,….. WHAT?”, which is pretty much what I responded.
Rachel replied, “Yes, Honey, and it was YUMMY!”. Trusting Rachel’s judgment as I do, I was intrigued and had to try it too! I made only a few alterations to her initial recipe and I have to admit, I’m hooked too!
This friend of mine, Rachel, is a nurse who I have worked with for several years. Rachel is calm and cool in the face of any emergency and she always seems to know exactly and immediately what to do. I admire her positive and sweet demeanor as well as her skills as a nurse. Rachel is a real pro. What I didn’t know is that Rachel is a pro in the kitchen too. As has been true for about 5 years now, I am once again finding myself learning from her! (And… she is only about ½ my age!)
I asked her if I could include this Asparagus recipe on my website – and as is always true of her giving spirit, she said, “OF COURSE!”.
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Be Prepared Lasagna
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Serving suggestions for Asparagus a la Rachel
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Asparagus a la Rachel
- 2 slices of bacon - browned
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1/2 onion - chopped
- 1 garlic clove - minced
- 2 TBS honey - heaping
- 1/2 tsp dried chipotle peppers
- 1/2 tsp salt - more to taste when ready to serve
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
- Brown bacon in frying pan.
- Remove bacon and add onion, garlic and asparagus and brown over medium heat.
- When asparagus is cooked and onions translucent, Add the honey, peppers, salt and pepper.
- Remove to serving dish and add cider vinegar and toss. Add more salt if tastes bitter