Who doesn’t wish for more time?

At this point, you are time rich. You have an entire year ahead of you –  365 days of time. Yours to spend or waste, as you will.

You may have made a resolution to do more, or do less, or to do it more effectively.  Great. Let’s have at it.

Over the holidays, we made three fantastically fast recipes. Keep them for the days ahead, when you need more time or don’t want to spend it cooking when you could be playing…or sitting still.

Enjoy your entertaining and leave the complicated recipes to themselves.

There’s not a minute to waste.

First Recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Appetizer

8 oz prosciutto, sliced thinly
1 lb (16 spears, appx) asparagus
olive oil
sea salt
freshly cracked black pepper

Rinse and dry asparagus,  slicing off woody ends. Wrap prosciutto diagonally around asparagus spear. (I thought I would need a toothpick to hold it, but the natural oil in the prosciutto helped adhere the meat to the vegetable.)

Heat 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil in non-stick pan on medium high. Place spears in pan, grilling on all sides so that prosciutto caramelizes. This takes about 5 minutes or so, but will depend on your temperature – don’t burn!

Crack pepper directly into pan and sprinkle lightly (!) with sea salt. Serve warm.

This was a New Years Eve hit. Cheers.