May is like December.
Does anyone else know what I am talking about here?
What is it with this crazy month? It’s class parties, school events, family events, holiday events, trying to figure out when to meet up with others for the long weekend or before school is done. There is shopping to do because you have to have your house stocked with food before school lets out so the boys don’t starve (they are always one cookie away from starving, I swear).
And on top of all that, it’s asparagus season here.
Asparagus season looks like this…
Go to school. Walk track. Go home and pick asparagus. Fall exhausted in chair. Answer door where asparagus customer needs asparagus and is shocked by your sweaty, icky, dirty appearance. Sell asparagus and hand out a soup recipe. Jump in shower after locking doors. Phone rings five hundred times and two people knock on the door while in the shower. Dress. Bundle asparagus. Boys arrive home. They are starving and wonder why you didn’t bake cookies in the 88 degree weather. Feed them ice cream. Pick asparagus. Throw dinner together. Bundle asparagus. Take asparagus orders. Attempt to do some laundry. Sweep the floor (there is enough dirt on the floor to grow asparagus IN THE HOUSE). Wash the mud off of you in the shower. Fall into bed exhausted. Repeat.
Don’t get me wrong, I truly enjoy my asparagus customers and I like to eat asparagus so it’s a good season. It feels so good to finally get outside and just feel the sun shine on your skin again. It’s just crazy busy.
Like, insane busy. And it struck me yesterday that May is as busy as December.
However, today it is raining. This is sooooo good because we desperately need the rain. And it’s GOOD rain, the slow steady fall of a nice good soaking rain. It may last for two days. This should make you happy.
Because I can only clean the house for so long. Like right now. I just removed a 60 pound bag of cement mix from under my kitchen table. Why was it there? I have no idea. How long has it been there? So long that I don’t even remember when it arrived. But I can only handle cleaning things like that for so long because I have to share these bits of my life with you so I am going to do a bunch of short little blog posts and stagger them over the next few days.
I told you you would think rain is a good thing too!
In the mean time, when my days are insane (as they are), I still try to update my blog facebook page. Have you liked it yet? If you haven’t, you have missed all sorts of interesting info…
Like that today S4 played the harmonica allllllllllllll the way to school. And that he has a scar that is super cool because it bled a ton and it is shaped like an A.
I suggest you like my facebook page. How have you made it this long without knowing all this interesting information?
In the meantime, I leave you with this…
The much asked for, the very requested, the super yummy, the famous….
Cream of Asparagus Soup
4 cups sliced fresh asparagus (I also can asparagus and use that in the winter)
2 cups water, divided
5 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup finely diced green onion or some garlic
5 tablespoons flour (more for thicker soup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
4 cups milk
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granule (or cube)
Cook asparagus in 1 cup water until crisp/tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Saute onion in butter until transparent Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk, 1 cup water, reserved liquid and bouillon granules. Cook, stirring with wire whisk, until mixture is thickened and hot. Stir in asparagus. Heat through and serve.
As soon as to temperature turn soup off. It’s not a good sit and simmer soup. Add cheese and warm bread for extra yumminess.