I found a little treasure of a cookbook at a vintage shop the other day. It’s perfectly organized by season and month giving ideas
for every meal of the day. I found this recipe for Chicken and Asparagus Gratin for the month of April and bookmarked it, awaiting the arrival of fresh asparagus.
Its funny how for many years home cooks in America have steered away from seasonal eating. Now it’s coming back more as a trend than anything but I like to return to the ways of our grandparents and great grandparents, in how they ate simply what was available. Though we have access to pretty much any fruit or vegetable we could possibly imagine these days, the ones that are in season taste the best and because they’re fresh they’re better for you (no long commute that steals their nutrients).
So, it’s asparagus season and we’re taking full advantage! I made this Chicken and Asparagus Gratin Recipe for Betty Crocker’s website but I’m sure I’ll be making it again. Head over to BettyCrocker.com for the recipe.
Here are a few other asparagus recipes to check out: