Saturday, April 4, 2009

Chef Gooby in the kitchen with Mama

Gabriel, aka Gooby hit the pots and pans the other night and developed an excellent dish!  What was his guidance from mom?  "Please be safe near that hot pan" along with some actual physical assistance where bacon grease is involved, was about the extent of my input.  I did season his creation when he was done, but other than that, this is GABE's original recipe!

1 pound asparagus, woody ends snapped off ( he did this completely and totally by himself!)
1/2 pound bacon, chopped and fried till crispy.

place fried bacon on a paper towel to drain. (mama did the bacon frying, I'm not completely insane)
pat your washed asparagus COMPLETELY dry, then drop into the same skillet you cooked your bacon in.  Remove when it turns vibrant green.  Place in serving bowl. (Gabe did this) Salt and Pepper (Gabe did that too) and place your chopped bacon over the asparagus (or asperikis as he says it).  Momma squeezed a wedge of lemon over the whole lot just to brighten it up a bit. 

Not only was the original recipe for  "Asperikis" a hit with the mom and dad, the children ate it too! even better.

It was actually REALLY REALLY Good.  I had been cooking the bacon to add to a salad,  but when Gabe asked if we could cook the asparagus in the bacon grease I thought that sounded mighty tasty! (if not the healthiest way to dress up asparagus, but asparagus left uneaten doesn't have any health benefits either, does it?)


Kristina P. said...

Wow, I never would have thought. But I LOVE bacon, obviously, and also asparagus. Maybe next Sunday for dinner!

Erin said...

How cute of Gooby to help you! And I love bacon and asparagus also. Yum!

Mina said...

I love asparagus. Bacon, I'm sure, make it even yummier!

Bee and Rose said...

Now that looks tasty! I am going to make this!

Chef Tess said...

I am most impressed that Gooby was cooking with you. Those are amazing memories to make! Well done!

Heatherlyn said...

We love asparagus AND bacon. How can you go wrong when putting the two together. Your child has a natural intuition about cooking :)

Octamom said...

Looks awesome! And your guest chef is cuter than anybody of Food Network!