Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dirt Cheap Dinners Spaghetti with Asparagus

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      Spaghetti with Asparagus
      1 1/2 lb asparagus
      salt to taste
      5 tbs butter
      1 onion, grated
      1/2 cup sherry or dry white wine
      1 cup heavy cream
      1 tbs chives
      1/4 cup Parmesan, plus extra for serving
      1/4 lb prosciutto or a bit of leftover ham, thinly sliced and cut into matchstick strips
      pepper to taste
      1 lb box spaghetti
      Using a paring knife, peel off the thicker skin at the base end of each asparagus stalk to reveal the ender stalk.

      In a skillet large enough to accommodate the length of the asparagus, bring enough water to cover the asparagus to a boil. add 1 tsp salt per 5 cups of water and the asparagus to the pan. Boil until tender but not mushy, 5-6 minutes, depending on the freshness and maturity of the asparagus.

      Drain the asparagus immediately and plunge it into the chilled water to arrest cooking. Cut the stalks across into diagonal slices about 1/4-in thick, keeping the tips whole. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat.

      Add half the asparagus pieces and the grated onion. Stir and saute until the onion wilts, about 1 minute. Cover and saute gently for 1-2 minutes until soft.

      Stir in the sherry and allow the alcohol to evaporate, approximately 3 minutes. Add the cream and allow it to come to a simmer. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the remaining asparagus, the chives, Parmesan, prosciutto, 1/4 tsp of salt, and pepper.

      Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain, and add to the sauce. Toss together and serve immediatly, topping each serving with 2 tsp or so of the Parmesan. 4 servings = about 1005 calories.
      note to all…should eat salads for the next three days to make up for this meal!

      LOL!

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      4 servings = about 1005 calories.
      note to all…should eat salads for the next three days to make up for this meal! lol!
      well this isn’t so bad if you eat only salads for the day, by salad i am talking lettuce and vinegar only, lol. 2000 calories a day ladies!

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dirt Cheap Dinners Spaghetti with Asparagus