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Stress Inspired Roast Asparagus with Garlic-Butter Breadcrumbs & Toasted Almonds

Roast Asparagus with Garlic-Butter Breadcrumbs & Toasted Almonds

I may have mentioned I have been quite busy. It’s the start of the Holidays, who’s not? Right? Still allow me some space to grumble will ya…

You see yesterday I was in the kitchen all day. And by all day I mean ALL day. My day started at 7am roasting pumpkin for the FoodBuzz Project Food Blog baking challenge. By 9am I was grating and melting chocolate, slicing and dicing carrots, experimenting with different toasting times of certain grains, nuts and seeds. Trying to decide between parsley and marjoram. Cayenne or no cayenne! It was exhausting.

Okay, okay… I can hear you all mumbling to yourselves “just what the heck is he making?” But sorry, that shall remain my private business until later this week.

Once I finally decided that cinnamon was the missing ingredient. It was 4pm. The light was fading and I knew the photo aspect of this challenge had to be put off for another day.

Then it struck me. It’s only 48 hours until Thanksgiving. While I am not in charge of the whole meal I am charge of 4 things. Parmesan Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Herb Roasted Carrots & Parsnips, Green Beans with Lemon-Butter Breadcrumbs & Toasted Almonds, and a Pear & Almond Tart. That’s still a lot of cooking with not a lot of time remaining. So I threw myself into 3 more hours of cooking…