Saturday, February 27, 2010

Judy On The Blog? She's A Better Cook Than She Thinks She Is!

I recently got a cute note from my sister, Judy -

“Ok your sister that doesn’t cook the best is giving you a recipe for Bacon wrapped asparagus. Daughter Niki had this at a friend’s house about 2 years ago.

I thought I would be a really good mom and wife and make everyone’s favorite on Valentine’s Day. So we had marinated steak and mushrooms, baked potatoes and bacon wrapped asparagus.

I wasn’t sure how to make the bacon wrapped asparagus so I rubbed the asparagus with olive oil and wrapped them in a ½ piece of bacon. I then sprinkled it with McCormick’s roasted garlic and pepper mix and put it in the oven for about 12-14 min at 400 degrees or until bacon is crispy. It was AWESOME!!!

I was very proud of myself and hoped that someday I would make your blog. I would have made it two years ago had I known it was so easy and good. Judy”

Take a bow cause you have made the blog Judy. I’ll be looking for you to make this recipe the next time I come up.

Here is a similar recipe cooking the asparagus on my indoor grill and it was also really delicious.

• 10 spears fresh asparagus, trimmed

• nonstick cooking spray or olive oil

• 5 bacon strips, halved lengthwise

• McCormick’s garlic and pepper blend

Place asparagus on a sheet of waxed paper; coat with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic and pepper blend; turn to coat. Wrap a bacon piece around each spear; secure ends with toothpicks. Grill, uncovered, over medium-low heat for 8-12 minutes or until bacon is crisp, turning occasionally. Discard toothpicks.

Bon Appetit!