3:00 is a tough time for me at work. Our cafeteria is well stocked with trail mix, granola bars, M&Ms, cereal, and all sorts of other goodies. Right around 3, I find myself seeking out a snack, probably just because I know those M&Ms are downstairs. Today I managed to talk myself out of a sugary cafeteria snack with the promise of an easy, but much tastier snack when I got home.
I remembered a few neglected spears of asparagus back in my fridge, leftover from the previous week’s CSA delivery. Plus J and I had picked up eggs at Berkeley Bowl on Sunday. I don’t eat eggs that often, but a fried or poached egg on top of some fresh asparagus makes a perfect snack for me that screams spring.
Obviously I chose the blue egg for my snack. The asparagus had seen better days, but I snapped off the bottom of the stems and revived it as best I could.
I added just a tiny bit of butter to two small skillets, and added the asparagus first, and then added the egg to its own tiny skillet a few minutes later. Also, I have an important question: how do food bloggers avoid getting sticky fingerprints all over their cameras? It seems like an occupational hazard. Also, speaking of occupational hazards, look what I have to contend with in the kitchen.
I swear that every time I reach for the camera, she hops up to check on my progress.
A drippy egg over sautéed asparagus. Some days a snack is more satisfying when you have to put a little more effort into it than just scooping the cereal out of the bin at work.
What do you have to satisfy the afternoon hungry horrors?