Friday, May 14, 2010
Twice Asparagus, Always Asparagus
This may or may not be my last L.A. post for now, but I can't not showcase the dinner Heather and Alex made for me, my parents and my lovely friend Caitlyn. It's the time of year when so many asparagus stalks stand tall at the farmer's market, it's hard not to bring 'em home with you in the attempts to make a seasonally appropriate and devilishly tasty meal. Inspired by a page in a recent Bon Appétit, Heather decided to make two dishes featuring the ever plentiful vegetable. We started with a Lasagna with Asparagus, Leeks and Morels and salad. Our entree was a Korean Rice Bowl with Steak, Asparagus and Fried Egg and more salad if we so couldn't get enough. And seconds of everything, of course. I acted as resident photographer while they assumed their positions and aspired for asparagus
magic in the kitchen.
Lasagna begins on the stove-top, with a veggie delight. Once that's ready, as well as the homemade cream sauce, it's into the baking dish for layers upon layers.
Yummy yummy yummers yum!
...salad of greens in between...
Moving onto the second asparagus dish!
I really only got the Korean bowl mid-action and failed to get an awesome after-pic. Check Amelia's post as she attempted this dish too.
I love you Heather and Alex for feeding me so well and with such creative flair! xo