One of the things that I really love is teaching my kids where food comes from. I just love that for a lot of things we can just go into the back yard and make a large part of our meal.
As a kid growing up I couldn’t STAND asparagus. Everyone else in the family liked it but me. It wasn’t until well into adulthood that I started liking asparagus, but I was still pretty picky about how I ate it. Pretty much I was only willing to eat it roasted, grilled or in a quiche. But I am trying to branch out. A few weeks ago I added it raw to a salad and loved it. But there had to be more things I could do with it.
One evening this spring the kids and I were walking through the yard looking to see what flowers had popped up and which ones were still working on waking up. When we got back to our asparagus patch I squealed and we started picking. We ended up with a pretty large bunch of asparagus. I decided this called for a new recipe.
I found a recipe for a cheese and asparagus tart and was thrilled. I’d get to try a new recipe AND get it to count for my 52 pie challenge. Hey, remember my original rules – TARTS COUNT.
This was the result. I didn’t wait long enough for the puff pastry to get nice and golden. I was too impatient to try the results. And it was DELICIOUS!!!!! Mr. Steam even declared that it was his new favorite way to eat asparagus.
Pie Challenge List:
- Broccoli and cheese quiche
- Ham and cheese quiche
- Banana cream pie
- Mini ice cream pies
- Raspberry pie (my fav, or at least it was more on that another day)
- Chicken pot pie
- Spinach pie
- Lemon meringue pieb
- Blueberry pie
- Spaghetti and Meatball pie.
- Shepard’s Pie
- Mini hash brown quiches.
- Chocolate covered strawberry pie
- Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
- Asparagus Tart