Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring and Asparagus

In the Spring, it is fantastic when you can walk to your garden and find all these green little tasty treats. We have been harvesting chives and mint already this season, but when asparagus starts to grow so early, and one can harvest some before the 1st of May it is truly a wonderful gift of nature.
So the children and I harvested some asparagus this past weekend and decided we would use it in a dish we all enjoy.


1/2 lb of asparagus
12-18 slices of deli ham
1/4 lb of Vermont cheddar cheese cut into match stick size
6-8 crepes or tortillas
3 tablespoons Vermont Honey
1 tablespoon "My Kids' Kitchen" Spicy Brown Mustard
Optional- Mozzarella Cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Place in a medium sized bowl cleaned and trimmed asparagus. Add 1/4 cup water and wrap bowl with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in microwave 3 minutes or until tender.
In a small bowl place honey and mustard and mix these 2 ingredients well.
Using either a crepe (Crepes work better in this recipe because they really absorb the flavor of the honey mustard mixture.) or tortilla wrap, brush with the honey mustard mixture and layer 2-3 slices of ham, cooked asparagus, and cheddar cheese. Roll into a bundle and place on greased baking sheet. Continue in same fashion with the rest of the ingredients.
You may brush the rest of the honey mixture on top of the bundles for added flavor. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese and place in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
we hope you will enjoy this recipe as well as we do.

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