Roasted Asparagus


1 lb asparagus spears
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Rinse with cool water to clean the asparagus. Break the tough ends off of the asparagus and discard. The best way to do this is to take the asparagus and snap te bottom off. The woody ends will just snap right off where they meet the good flesh of the vegetable. Makes it real easy to prep!

Lay the asparagus spears out in a single layer in a covered cookie sheet/pan. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle the salt and pepper over the spears-roll the asparagus back and forth until they are all covered.

Cook for 8-10 minutes until browned. I like to take the asparagus out at around the 8 minute mark to roll them back and forth so they brown evenly. You want the asparagus to be tender but not over cooked (mushy).


Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus without using tools!
Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus without using tools!
Finished side dish! Roasted asparagus
Finished side dish! Roasted asparagus









– Still not feeling well. I’ve succumb to taking meds; I try to not resort to taking anything unless I am in dire need. And this morning I woke up like a zombie!

I didn’t sleep much last night, third night in a row with the dry and sore throat, tossing and turning, and, waking up every toss and turn. :\ Decided to work from home and run a few local errands to pep me up. I have to write a blurb about the local shops in my town and how much I like them. Had a real great experience today with the woman here, and i’d love to give her support with her business. It’s a real great shop! Maybe I will sometime soon. I wanted to write / post / photo blog a year in review before the new year, so maybe that is a good one to follow it. It’s been quite the year. So many changes, some great and some still getting used to. But I am definitely looking forward to 2013. I don’t really make resolutions or anything, but think I will this year. Get rid of some baggage that’s been irking me.

Last night, I did make it home to put the lights and the tree up (not decorated yet!)!

Also, made a pasta with carmalized zucchini that I will post on here this week, and started fooling around with a clever way to hang my Holiday cards that we receive in the mail- so if it comes out good, be on the look out!!

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