Google Amy's Cooking Adventures: May 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon & Parmesan

For me, one of the best parts of spring is the sudden abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that start appearing in the produce aisle at the grocery store. 

One of my favorite spring vegetables is asparagus, though my children would wholeheartedly disagree.  They can’t stand asparagus, but if it’s at the table, they’re required to try it.  I keep trying to change it up to make asparagus more palatable for them.

The attempt this time included bacon!  But, as expected, the bacon was picked out and eaten first and the asparagus pushed around the plate (they still had to eat it).

But hey, when kids are picky that means more for me, right?

Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon & Parmesan

¼ pound thick cut bacon, fried crisp and diced

1 tablespoon butter

1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed and cut in half

2 tablespoons grated parmesan

Pepper, to taste

Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the asparagus and sauté for 5-7 minutes until crisp tender.  

Remove from heat.  Stir in the bacon pieces and top with parmesan and pepper.  Serve immediately.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon Curd Topping

It’s Sunday Funday and this week is featuring fruity desserts!  It is such a perfect theme for the first week of May.  I live in the Northern US, so May is when spring finally starts to emerge!  The grass is turning green, the trees are getting their leaves, and the first brave perennials are just starting to appear.

It’s a time when I’m finally ready to move away from the hearty comfort foods of winter and make some lighter, brighter fare.

A perfect example is this lemony cheesecake!  It is packed to the brim with lemon and is the perfect harbinger of spring!



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