I mentioned harvesting roadside asparagus a week ago... The kids and I have certainly gotten a kick out of doing so since our asparagus bed isn't doing much of anything this year! We haven't hit the mother-load however we've gotten enough for side dishes or making a fritatta. I'm going have to look really hard for some more though and try out this realy easy, yummy sounding recipe. How 'bout Asparagus Pesto served over a big pile of whole wheat pasta?
A good bunch of asparagus
Discard the woody ends of the spears then steam or boil the asparagus until tender when pierced with a knife. Next frain it and let it cool, then purée it with the typical pesto ingredients with: garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and Parmesan.
Can't imagine anything more simple or a better representation of a perfect spring meal!