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What’s Cookin’ – May 28, 2009

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Cheers to the Spears by JEANNE BRIGGS They’re long, green and their tips are packed with fresh flavor. That’s right, it’s asparagus season! Many people view these scrumptious spears as difficult to prepare, and reserve them for special occasions. This nutritious veggie cooks remarkably fast, so your family can raise a fork and say, “Cheers to the spears,” in no time. Cooking Instructions:¬† Boil a half inch of water in a large skillet. Roll up a piece of aluminum foil into a tube and place it inside the skillet around the edge. Add one pound of cleaned and trimmed asparagus with tips resting on the foil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender. Add to your recipes as required. Baked Asparagus Cheese Souffl√© 6 slices firm bread, crusts removed 6 slices Swiss cheese 6 eggs 2 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons chopped onion 18 cooked asparagus spears 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese Arrange the bread in a buttered 9×13 pan. Top each slice of bread with a slice of Swiss cheese. Beat eggs, milk, onion and seasonings together; pour over bread. Bake at 325F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Top each bread slice with 3 of the trimmed asparagus spears. Sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese. Bake another 15 minutes or until custard is set. Serves 4 to 6. Quick Chicken with Asparagus and Provolone 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 eggs beaten 1-1/2 cups Italian-style dry breadcrumbs 1 (15 oz.) can chicken broth 1 (10 oz.) can asparagus, drained 4 slices Provolone cheese Heat oil in large skillet. Dip chicken in egg, then coat in breadcrumbs. Brown in skillet on both sides. When chicken is browned, drain off oil. Add broth, and place asparagus evenly over chicken. Lay a slice of cheese over each chicken piece. Cover skillet and cook over medium-high heat for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Serves 4. Hot Bacon Asparagus Salad 7 bacon strips, diced 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed 1/3 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 cups torn salad greens 1/2 cup sliced almonds 2 […]

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