I have made this several times. It is awesome. The flavors are great... don't omit the red pepper. We now have a ham just so we can make this with the leftovers. I used broccoli florets instead of asparagus and half and half instead of the cream.
We really enjoyed this! I didn't have bow ties so used macaroni noodles. My kids gobbled it up!
This is wonderful, my DH really enjoyed it, I added in some Parmesan cheese, and also used brocolli florets in place of asparagus, thanks for sharing Bev!...Kitten:)