However...I'm filling a bit lazy. Not so much lazy, but greedy of my time. This Sunday was my last day with nothing scheduled for just about 3 weeks. We have 4 night of Full Dress Rehearsal this week, before opening night on Friday, then shows the next two weekend.
So...I really didn't feel like breaking out the pressure canner like I did last year when I bought a 20 pound box to pickle up. Instead, I bought about 9-10 pounds, and decided just to blanch it, and freeze it. We like asparagus in our stir-fries and quiche, so, a couple of bags of frozen asparagus will come in handy.
It's always kind of depressing, when you realize how much of the asparagus you are throwing away...from what I bought, I had just over 4 pounds to put in the freezer.
All is not lost though.
No...it's not slaw...close though. I ran all the 'woodsy' ends of the asparagus through my food processor, along with a leftover quarter head of cabbage. While researching compost piles, I came across one lady who maintains a separate blender just to shred stuff up before she composts it...give nature a head start.
I'm not quite that crazy, but shredded asparagus and cabbage aren't too hard to clean up.
Yup...I spoil my compost pile just as much as I spoil everything else around here.