Recipe Repeat: Bacon, Eggs, and Asparagus Salad

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On my way back from Ohio it rained the entire way. It was cold. I was confused. Where did spring go?

My sadness faded when I came home to an empty house. No husband. No dog. Just…quiet. It’s amazing how productive I can be without a sassy, demanding bulldog around. I was being so productive with unpacking, laundry, etc. that I forgot about dinner. When I finally paused to look at the clock, it was 9pm and due to a lack of options, dinner was pretzels and peanut butter. When I confessed that to my mother her response was, “My daughter, the dietitian, ate pretzels and peanut butter for dinner?”

Could be worse, right? ;)

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My return to work was, much to my surprise, not as overwhelming as I had anticipated. It helps that my boss was off Monday through Wednesday, too. I still managed to work a too-long day and finally deemed it necessary to restock the fridge as I stopped by the grocery store on my way home. Milk, eggs, and some other basics were required to continue another day.

I also stocked up on asparagus because well, it’s just that time of year. When you start seeing asparagus that looks less and less like dried out bamboo, you know spring is here. I mean, May begins next week! Spring -is- here, despite Mother Nature’s confusion.

But today, it’s supposed to be nearly 70 and sunny! :-D

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As the weather turns more and more beautiful, I refuse to spend (or should I say waste?) my evenings in the kitchen. While I love quick meals in November…I NEED quick meals when the temperature hits the 70′s and above. Ideally, quick meals are ready in 20 minutes or less. This one fits the bill!

Along with the increased availability of quality fruits and vegetables, our intake of fruits and vegetables goes up. This salad was a huge hit the first time I served it and the second offering was no different. I love the simple vinaigrette with the savory egg yolk and earthy asparagus. The sprinkling of bacon helps bring together all of the flavors and adds an indulgent touch.

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TGIF :)

Be well,

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Comments

  1. mmmmm, I love love love asparagus!! So happy it’s in season. Great pairing with bacon, I think it’s a lot like brussel sprouts in that bacon makes it taste like perfection (although, I think that’s true with most foods + bacon!)

    Have a nice weekend Nicole :)

  2. So excited to see you make this again. It’s one of my all-time favorite salads. :)

  3. happy Friday :) Its a shame i havent had asparagus yet :( need to get some this weekend.

  4. I don’t know why people have not thought or tired this early. these simple ingredients are made for each other. Wonderful combo

  5. This recipe looks like a perfect breakfast for me and my hubby this weekend. Looks beautiful, healthy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Sometimes pretzels and peanut butter just hit the spot! And when you have a craving, anything else you eat (although I suppose in your case, it’d be dishes or your hockey bag…) just doesn’t cut it. I end up overeating if I don’t pay attention and indulge in my cravings, but the best part is that the cravings don’t return for months once I’ve eaten that apple fritter or chocolate cake or french fries!

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