I love veggies, especially asparagus. Asparagus is a favorite of my kids too. They call it "trees". They even fight over asparagus. Imagine that. Kids fighting over who gets the most veggies, not complaining because they think they got the most veggies.
The last time I went to the store I had my 5 year old with me. We were meandering around in the produce section (I was feeling healthy just being there) and my little sweetie abruptly stops me (imagine looking to the side, not really paying much attention, and the shopping cart stops dead. But you don't. Yep, that kind of abrupt stop). She got all excited and pointed to the top row and said "Trees! Mom, I want trees! You need to get 2 of them (bunches). One whole one for me and one for the rest of you guys to share." That's how much my kids love their asparagus. Kinda cute if you ask me.
So, I had some beautiful "trees" in my fridge and happened across this recipe at Jamie Cooks It Up! and had to give it a try. Roasting veggies is the best way to cook them, if you ask me. Roasting can make any veggie taste fantastic. Well, except Brussels sprouts. I don't even think divine intervention could make those things taste good. But roasted asparagus with Parmesan on top, oh yeah!!
1 bunch asparagus
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4-1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Lay your asparagus out on a large cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for another 5 minute, or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.