Beloved spent five days last week in Saskatchewan hunting for ducks and geese. This is a yearly excursion and one he looks forward to…me too. For five days I am free to eat, sleep, read, work and play exactly when I want to. I can be as ridiculously messy or obsessively neat as I want to. I can (and did) have ice cream for dinner. But I do miss him, so when he arrived home we prepared each other a meal of our favorites. For him it meant this asparagus salad.
This is one of his all time favorites and has been for many years. It’s simple enough for just us and impressive looking enough for guests…you know I like a lot of bang for the buck. Here’s how you make it:
Rinse and remove the tough ends from one bunch of fresh asparagus. Steam until tender, not limp, by your favorite steaming method—mine is the microwave. Place in the refrigerator to chill. For two salads, fry about 4 or 5 pieces of bacon. To assemble the salad, place a bed of mixed salad greens of your choice on the individual salad plate. Top with chilled asparagus and commercial ranch or cucumber dressing. Top with crumbled bacon and sliced black olives.
This was the guest of honor at our homecoming celebration—all three pounds of him. Two salads, one lobster, and one steak split between the two of us. Beloved is glad he’s home….me too.
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