Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Making the Most out of Food Storage Mistakes

Several months ago, maybe even a year or more I bought 4 cans of asparagus. After eating one of them, I realized that canned asparagus is NOT good. So the other three cans just sat in my pantry getting dusty. I had been trying to come up with a way to use it and not waste it, and on Sunday when all the kids came over for dinner I made Cream of Asparagus soup. It was tasty, the girls asked for the recipe so here goes!

Cream of Asparagus Soup

1/2 onion chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablesponns butter

3 cans asparagus

1 can evaporated milk

1/2 cup flour

2 cans chicken broth


garlic powder

chili pepper flakes


Saute the chopped onion in the oil and butter. Add flour to make a light roux. Then add the broth, asparagus and the milk and cook until thickened. Season to taste with salt, pepper, chili pepper flakes, garlic powder and sage. After simmering, blend to puree with an immersion blender or in a regular blender. Heat gently and serve. May use cream, sour cream or other dairy products to make creamy.

This was delicious and had a hint of heat from the chili pepper flakes.

I hope you enjoy girls.