Asparagus is an old homestead vegetable - once established, it comes back every year with minimal care.
Sautéed Asparagus With Bacon
2 Slices Bacon -- cut in 1" pieces
2 Bunches Asparagus -- 2 pounds, trimmed
2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
3 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, 8-10 minutes.
With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain.
Add 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1" pieces to skillet and season with coarse salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until asparagus is tender, about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in bacon, Dijon mustard and fresh parsley.
Per Serving: 23 Calories; 2g Fat (65.1% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 84mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Lean Meats; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.