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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 4, Day 3

Pasta with Ham and Asparagus

Cooking time:  25 minutes for menu       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          This is a simple, easy pasta dish, served just warm enough to slightly melt the cheese.  This is the first asparagus of the season. Use green onion if green garlic isn't available.

Pasta with Ham and Asparagus

Total time: 25 minutes 
     Ham and asparagus are surely one of the food world's more perfect pairings.

Pasta with Ham and Asparagus Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 25 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, pot / pasta, colander, med. saucepan
Put water on high heat for pasta
Put water on medium-high for asparagus
Snap asparagus, peel white
Cut asparagus, ham
When water is boiling cook asparagus
Drain asparagus, refresh in cold water

Trim, slice green garlic / onion; mince garlic
Shred cheese if needed
Start to cook pasta as soon as water boils
Sauté ham, green garlic / onion, garlic, asparagus
Add stock to ham / asparagus
Stir in yogurt, keep warm
Drain pasta
Add pasta to skillet, heat through
Sprinkle with cheese, stir to combine and melt
Serve