Grilled Cheese for Grown-Ups

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7 mins

I was disappointed with the lack of variation and uses for asparagus; I don't eat much that requires a side dish and stratas are too time-consuming for one person. I came up with this and it is TASTY! If I had tomato, I would have put that in there at the end too. It could also be done in a sandwich maker much more easily! I dip mine in ketchup--I guess that's the only non-grownup part :o)

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  1. Preheat a frying pan or griddle and spray with cooking spray or melt butter/margarine over medium heat.
  2. Break off bottoms of asparagus spears at the point they naturally break.
  3. Sauté for several minutes.
  4. At the same time, either butter your bread or place it plain on the griddle or pan.
  5. Top with one slice of cheese.
  6. Do the same with the other slice.
  7. When asparagus is tender-crisp, place it on top of one slice of bread.
  8. Place other slice on top and continue frying to melt the cheese.
  9. When the bread is nicely toasted and the cheese is melted enough to hold on the asparagus, remove from heat season with salt and pepper to your liking.
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What a great way to prepare one of my favorite vegtables (asparagus)!!! I also topped it off with a slice of tomato. This proves again you don't always have to spend a lot of time, money and preparation to make a wonderful meal. Thank you so much for sharing this, Jellie. :-)