2 lb. fresh asparagus
Boiling water with 1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. butter
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350*. Butter a 1 qt. shallow baking dish.
In lg. skillet, add salt to 1/2 in. water and bring to boiling. Add
asparagus spears; cover and boil just until tender (8 to 10 min.)
Drain. (or microwave in a small amount of water for just a minute or
Layer half the asparagus in baking dish; dot with half the butter and
sprinkle with half the pepper. Repeat layers. Sprinkle Parmesan
cheese over top.
Bake 5 min. or until hot.