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Easy peasy asparagus

I have accomplished everything for Sammy's birthday party except for purchasing the balloons and making the appetizer. Not bad for my procrastinating self. 

Yesterday and today have been awesome! The little boys and I have stayed busy getting party supplies, and we also got to meet up (twice!) with someone I have been friends with since junior high. Deb and I went to junior high, high school and college together! We now live in different states, so I was thankful to be able to spend time with her and her awesome little family.  

I dropped the boys off at daycare for a few hours today so I could come back home and get some things accomplished. Like finishing this post! A friend of ours at the dropzone shared this super simple method of cooking asparagus with me a few weeks ago. Dan and I tried it out the other night, and it was delicious! Thanks, Jim!

In a skillet, heat 1/4 cup of olive oil over medium heat.

Add 1 large chicken-flavored bouillon cube to the oil. Using a spatula, break the cube up and stir it into the oil.

Add 1 large bunch of asparagus to the skillet.

Cook, flipping occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the asparagus is bright green in color.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter and drizzle the oil from the skillet over the top.

Next on my list....dishes, laundry, salsa! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Easy Peasy Asparagus

Super simple and delicious way to prepare asparagus.

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jun 1, 2012

Serves: 4

Total time: 10 min

Easy Peasy Asparagus
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 extra-large chicken-flavored bouillon cube
  • 1 large bunch asparagus
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bouillon cube and, using a spatula, break it up and stir it into the olive oil.
  2. Add the asparagus to the skillet and cook, tossing occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bright green in color. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer asparagus to serving platter and drizzle oil from skillet over the top.



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