Hey friends! Hope you are having a fabulous Monday morning! Last night I had family over to celebrate my grandma’s 87th birthday. She is a tough cookie, still goin’ strong at 87! We had the best time, its too bad the Blackhawks lost!! We are huge Hawks fans over here! Anyway, when I have people coming over, I go into crazy woman mode. Watch out. Everything has to be clean and perfect, even if its just family. I am not sure why I get obnoxious, I just like knowing its clean from top to bottom and then my mind can be at peace. So much of my weekend was spent cleaning, preparing, buying gifts and then more cleaning. You know how it goes. Living in a house comes with a never ending job of to-do lists and projects! By no means am I complaining but I am definitely still adjusting to house vs. small apartment haha. So. Much. Work. Sometimes I stomp around the house pouting and asking Marty if we can hire some help because I just can’t keep up. And I don’t even have kids! Sigh…
Funny side note: I had just finished cleaning the living room and then came back to check on Taz a few minutes later (he can be a troublemaker these days!) and all I see is the white stuffing from a brand new stuffed animal toy and his adorable little face staring at me while he has the stuffed animal head in his mouth. The stuffing was flying around everywhere!! On the couch, all over the freshly vacuumed rug, in every corner of the room basically. I don’t know how a little 4-pound puppy can make such a mess but I just had to laugh. Because of course that would happen right?! Thinking back, I should have taken a picture. How can I be upset at that precious little guy though?! Taz and Chuy snuggle together now too and it melts my heart.
Aside from the cleaning and prepping of the house, I made a few of my fave recipes throughout the weekend like my go-to Effortless Roasted Asparagus! Which I have been wanting to share because there’s nothing to it really. Asparagus makes for the perfect side, I also lay it over my salads for lunch or just eat it by itself! Sometimes, simple is best. When in doubt, roast some asparagus and you will be set. Nothing new or special about roasted asparagus, I know, but sometimes you just need a recipe to go off of or to be inspired from! I love when it has just the right amount of crunch too, I hate when it’s mushy! So here it is, hope you enjoy 🙂
- 1 bunch of asparagus
- 1/2 - 1 tablespoon olive oil
- pinch of pink sea salt
- pinch of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Rinse asparagus under water and pat to dry. Cut off ends of asparagus (appox. 1-inch).
- Lay foil over a baking sheet and spread asparagus out evenly on baking sheet.
- Drizzle olive oil over asparagus and then spread asparagus around on foil to make sure all sides are lightly covered in oil.
- Drizzle with pink salt and pepper, to taste.
- Roast in oven for about 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven. Don't leave it in too long or it will lose it's crunch.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle some hemp hearts on top.