Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Asparagus Roll Ups

I have been in the mood for spring lately.

Thankfully our February this year was not like last year, completely covered in snow all month!

And March hasn't been too bad except the *SURPRISE* snow we had this Sunday!

But I will move on and not talk about that too much. I don't want to mention the four letter s word too much because I hope it doesn't pop up again too many more times at all until December!

So, I have been buying a lot of asparagus lately.

I don't know why but it has become my go to veggie.

One of my 2011 food goals is to cook more veggies so that the whole house eats more veggies!
(Well, so that the people who live in the house eat more veggies, ya know what I mean!)

I must admit I have somewhat been slacking in this area,
from my posts you can tell I have a sweet tooth
and so most of my kitchen time is spent baking!!

Thus the veggies get left behind

enter the asparagus
easy, fast to cook up
they become green fries!!!

But I also must admit there seem to be very limited asparagus recipes out there
and I didn't want the family to get tired of my go to veggie
so I was having to whip something else out of there with my green fries

So, who doesn't love cheese on fries!!!
Plus I have secretly been wanting to make something with my favorite dressing...

Clemson Blue Cheese, THE BEST BLUE CHEESE!

Thanks to some great friends in South Carolina for sending this to us!
(In a Clemson cooler and all! Go TIGERS!)

And with children if you make it into a wrap with bread and regular cheese
 (for my little bread lovin' kiddos)
it is even better because it instantly becomes a finger food

So, ENTER the asaparagus roll ups...

Asparagus Roll Ups
adapted from Granny's Kitchen

1 lb fresh asparagus (or a can of asparagus)
8-10 slices of bread
4 oz. of cream cheese softened (1/2 of a standard pk g.)
¼ C. of Clemson Blue Cheese dressing (or your favorite) could substitute ranch
1 egg slightly beaten
½ stick of melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Heat asparagus on stovetop in pan of olive oil with a pinch of diced garlic.
(I like mine to be a little brown)

Remove from heat.

Remove crust if like and roll each slice flat with rolling pin.

Mix cream cheese, blue cheese and egg together until smooth and creamy.

Spread each slice of bread with cheese mixture.

Place a few asparagus spears on each bread slice and wrap up tightly.

Brush rolls with melted butter and place on baking sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until browned.

Serve warm.

Everyone in the house loved these!

 Even my 3 and 1 year old (of course they had mozerella cheese on theirs instead of blue cheese)

My husband the meat eater even commented that he could eat these alone for lunch!!!


So, seriously they were that good.

It could have been the blue cheese addition that did it for my husband too, but whatever the reason it had everyone eating their green veggie for the day!!! (or perhaps week, shhh... don't tell anyone that part)

Simple, yet, DELISH!

I am sharing this sidedish at:

Real Food Wednesday

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

It's a Keeper.



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  2. Sorry, I posted (above) before I was finished. Was saying, hello, I am a new follower. You've got some great recipes here.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Lynn, thank you for following Playful Decor! Returning the favor, but I'm already following you! Ha! Those roll-ups look great! My guys like asparagas sometimes...but this is a fun alternative. Have a great day!

  4. Nan: You are too funny! Thanks for visiting though!!! That is good your guys already like asparagus!!

  5. Those look so neat! And that cheesy goodness is just too good to pass up.

  6. Hi there! I followed your adorable blog last week from the Wednesday hop and I was wondering if you could stop by mine and return the favor? I have some awesome give aways starting next week and I don't want you to miss out! Believe me, I know that when I blog hop, sometime I miss some blogs in the shuffle so I always appreciate a friendly reminder! Thanks so much!

  7. hmmmm...those look so delish! I bookmarked the page already! Will try it soon! :)

  8. It's an asparagus sandwich:) I love that you called them "green fries". I love asparagus, especially roasted.

  9. LOVE asparagus! Did you get hooked up with someone yet? If not, let me know and I will help you out!!

  10. Those look amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  11. Hi Lynn,
    I am just having so much fun visiting with everyone today. It is so good to see you. Your Asparagus Roll Ups look so delicious, I wish I had one right now. Thank you for sharing at Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  12. These asparagus roll ups are so fun!
    It is vegetarian week at Get Grillin' we would love if you submitted up to any 3 recipes (they don't have to be grilled) to our link up. This one would be perfect!
    This week we have a ManPans giveaway. http://su.pr/3GCtXU

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