I love asparagus, and Here is one quick dinner dish that your family will love!
Fettuccine Alfredo with asparagus
have 1 pint of heavy cream at room temp, and a container of Parmesan cheese.
Boil the water for the pasta in your tallest/largest pot.
cut your asparagus into bite size pieces. put in colander and rinse well. leave in colander (you colander has to be metal)
When the water boils, add 1 -1.5 lbs of your fav pasta (I prefer fettuccine or linguine, but use what you like)
salt the water
place the colander on top of the pot. the steam from the pasta will cook the asparagus-if it falls a little in the water that's ok. place the lid on top of the colander. if it doesn't fit perfectly thats ok too. If you don't have a lid to fit, use foil.
When the pasta is done 5-6 min, the asparagus should be too!
drain the pasta on top of the asparagus, toss pasta and asparagus back in the pot, add the heavy cream, parm, and salt/pepper to taste. toss well and serve (sauce will thicken as it cools. I generally end up using at least 8 oz of the cheese.)