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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What are you serving?

Are you looking for something different for your Thanksgiving dinner? Tired of THE Green Bean Casserole and Sweet Potato Souffle? Why not a plate of fresh asparagus? These serve up crunchy and creamy at the same time.

Creamed Asparagus

1 bunch fresh asparagus
2 Tbs olive oil
1Tbs butter
1Tbs flour
1/2 cup turkey broth
1/2 cup cream
2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
Melt butter in a small pan, add flour and cook lightly. Add broth and cream, stirring till smooth. Cook until bubbling and thickened. Lower heat and add mustard and lemon juice.
Snip the ends of the asparagus to clean. In a pan heat olive oil. Cook asparagus in oil stirring frequently until they are bright green and tender, but crunchy. Lay the asparagus spears on a plate, cover with cream sauce, sprinkle with fresh pepper.
If you don't have any asparagus lovers at the table... you can take the fresh asparagus and use it to make a Centerpiece of the Month.
Don't forget to send me your centerpieces.
I will be posting them December 1st!





Y'all enjoy!
Sandi

18 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I have always cracked jokes about green bean casserole...now I KNOW I like you!
I love fresh asparagus and are you gonna eat your centerpiece when company leaves? Just wonderin'.
HT!!!

Gigi said...

Sandi, you center pieces amaze me! You need a flower shop next to the cafe. Love the asparagus with the flowers!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Sandi, love the fresh centrepiece :) Aparagus is hubby's fave vegetable, thanks for another recipe, we will be trying it soon Thanks for sharing! Jenn and Jacqui

joan said...

I love asparagus anything and I really like the green bean casserole. Using asparagus as a centerpiece is a great idea. Good recipe!

jerry said...

Sandi,

this year I'll be serving...

Anything but turkey!

I've made three of 'em this month, both because I' didn't have any Thanksgiving recipes up yet and because we made a few for the squadron Thanksgiving luncheon. Frankly I'm just tired of it for the moment. So thanksgiving dinner will probably be Perch and spaghetti squash spring rolls. (If I can talk my wife out of the recipe, that is)

As for the green bean casserole, keep an eye on my blog for a version that's not nasty... that'll be in the next few days. Perhaps I can save someone from it this Christmas.

Jerry said...

Grrr. Stupid fingers!

Greenie Gardens said...

What a perfect and timely recipe. You guessed part of what was in my grocery cart. Perfect recipe for Thanksgiving-thanks.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh how I do love Asparagas, let me count the ways...starting with cream of asparagas soup and ending with asparagas augratin...now I know I'll be trying this recipe! And oh yes, the nutmeg was the main difference in the meatballs, never acquired a taste for British beef the whole time we lived there! It's the food they feed them...lots of fish meal...

Mary Isabella said...

Wanted to wish you and your's a Blessed Thanksgiving. Mary

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Shabby~ THE greenbean casserole is a tradition
GiGi~ wouldn't that be fun!
J&J~ I bet you have a centerpiece...
Thanks Joan!
Jerry~ No turkey? I will check out your blog for tips
Greenie Gardens with green asparagus... Imagine that =D
Sandi ~ british beef is unique =O
Mary~ I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

Jolene George said...

I don't eat the stuff, but it sure makes a pretty centerpiece. :o)

justabeachkat said...

Oh, I love asparagus anyway you make it.

It makes a beautiful centerpiece too.

Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful...safe, fun, filled with love and many happy memory making moments.

Hugs!
Kat

Maryann@FindingLaDolceVita said...

I would eat your asparagus dish any day. Happy Thanksgiving :)

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I love green bean casserole & asparagus! Hmmmm ..........how about substituting asparagus in the casserole, wouldn't it be yummy.....NOT
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Hugs, DebraK

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Sandi, asparagus is one of my very favorite veggies! Love it..in fact I have some at home I need to make tonight. Thanks for the reminder.

Hope you have a wondeful Thanksgiving & I hope you are planning to join us at the end of the month for our blogging get-together. It will be fun!!

Rhoda

Bax said...

We just had aspargus last night! I wish I'd read your post prior to serving the bland, ol', plain stuff! : ) And next time I'll buy some extra for a center piece!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Jan

GardenGoose said...

love asparagus. the recipe looks good. the centerpiece is so pretty too.love cheery yellow flowers.

Kristen said...

Oh you are too creative! Love that centerpiece!

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