Penne with Roasted Asparagus
I had noticed asparagus on sale the last time I was at Sendik's, but that was no longer the case when I returned to get it for this recipe. I noticed the broccoli on sale and thought that would be a good substitution, so I grabbed that. Hmmmm.....I returned home to look at the recipe and noted that was a variation listed. Good thinking on my part, I guess.
Spring is coming to Wisconsin, so I will be able to try this with asparagus as well.
Hard to believe...but we're getting close to 500 posts! I think that we have done really well in keeping up with some new ideas. Elizabeth had her sabbatical, but she has a lot of things to post when she gets back to it. That's what has been so nice about blogging with a friend. The pressure is off since the other person can pick up when life has other priorities.
There wasn't a lot of direction established when we started. And I still feel that we're meandering a bit...no big plans for each year of blogging. No huge gala on the evening of the 500th post. We'll just stay here while we try out cyberspace. Recently I joined foodbuzz...near as I can tell it's facebook or ravelry for cooks...so that may add a fun dimension as well.
When making this recipe it seemed like a decrease in butter would be a good idea....I used 2 T or so which was just fine for us. That gave it some nice buttery flavor and smooth texture but didn't give us the fat from 4 T of butter. It probably helps that I have never had it with the full amount...so I didn't know what I was missing! The recipe came together quickly and was just the thing to eat after sweaty yoga.