Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Kitchen Witch Wednesday

from Mom's a Witch
When we cook for ourselves or others, we fulfill a very basic need. Everyone needs to eat. When we are mindful of what we're providing, we go beyond that basic need for nutrition, and add love and intent.

So here is a favorite recipe, simple and delicious, with lovely Springtime ingredients. (intent in parentheses. of course, you create your own intent)


Crescents with ham, cheese and asparagus

image via A Cup of Sugar, a Pinch of Salt, who has a slightly different recipe

1 tube of crescent rolls
10 slices of ham (this is a great use-it-up recipe for Easter leftovers)
10 slices of Swiss cheese (or 5, cut in half)
10 stalks of asparagus

Preheat oven to 375.

Wash the asparagus and trim off the tough ends. (You're trimming the tough times away)

Cut the asparagus stalks in half. (You're focusing on your loved ones' health)

Open the tube of crescent rolls and unroll them into their basic triangles. (You're getting down to basics)

Layer a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each roll. (You're adding flavor to their lives)

Lay both halves of an asparagus stalk crossways over the bottom end of the triangle of each roll. (You're providing an anchor/stability)

Roll the crescents as usual, keeping the asparagus in place. You may have a little asparagus poking out on each side of the roll. That's fine. (You're embracing your loved ones)

Place on baking sheet.

Bake as directed on the package - usually 375 degrees for 11-13 minutes.

Remove from baking sheet.


Makes 10 rolls, which can feed as many as 5 or as few as 2, depending.

*Note that this recipe is pretty high in fat and sodium, although it does have the benefit of fresh asparagus. It's definitely a treat, rather than an everyday dish.

1 comment:

  1. Great recipe! And I love how you included your intents! Thanks for joining in!