Easy Roasted Asparagus

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My niece’s favorite saying right now is easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy and now my toddler caught onto it too…so I hear it a lot these days! But it pretty much sums up this recipe.

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Steak night is a rare treat around this house but I wanted something extra special to complete a perfect Saturday at home together. Family TIME is my love language. This flame kissed steak was delicious and no, that is not my plate! Haha.

These two keep me begging God for grace, patience, wisdom, and energy! Mothering well is hard work. It’s not for the faint of heart but the rewards are beautiful.

I call Olivia my little shrimp because she is so petite and light…. I always thought nursing was supposed to be a very natural, easy, thing. My experience especially this time around has been anything but easy and relaxing. Its hard. It stresses me. I’ve felt like a failure.

And just this morning the weight of it all was bearing down hard upon me and Declan brought me a tissue and asked if I was crying? I sent a text to my mom for prayer and she encouraged me to ask God for an answer…whether there is something more I should be doing.

All that to say, I’d been praying. As I was washing dishes, with soap up to my elbows (thanks son!) I suddenly thought of calling an old friend. I think it was from God. Because I didn’t realize it but at this time, she is going through the exact thing. I don’t think she realized how much I needed to hear that I am not in this alone. I’m really not that terrible of a mom for not having the answers and yes, my baby really will get through this stage!

I just wanted to encourage any other mom out there that might be struggling with the same things…or feeling like you just don’t have the answers. God cares. Ask Him for some specific answers. He will give when we ask.

Have a happy Monday!

Easy Roasted Asparagus

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • Preheat oven to 400ΒΊ.
  • In small saucepan, melt butter and sautΓ© garlic until fragrant. Remove from heat and add soy sauce. Layer asparagus in small baking dish. Drizzle with butter mixture. Sprinkle with dill and salt. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes depending on the size of asparagus. Turn oven to broil and broil for 4-5 minutes or until browned.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to plates! Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Easy Roasted Asparagus

  1. How right you are, motherhood is not for the faint of heart! And no, you are not alone in your struggles with nursing. It has been a battle for me to, and I’ve spent many feeding times in tears! It really is an emotional thing. My fourth child just turned one, and though there were moments with each baby when I wondered if we were going to make it, they all survived and are happy children! ☺️ With this last baby, I took a supplement from honest.com that really seemed to help.

    Joy, your heart is toward your children and tuned into God, and that’s far more important than whether you can nurse your baby or bottle feed! Keep your eyes fixed on what really matters! You are not a failure! (And I need that reminder too!

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    1. Thanks Jen! Sorry it took me a while to figure out who you are πŸ˜‰ Your comment is encouraging. I love how you said they survived to be happy children 😊 I remind myself of that some days! I really want to enjoy my baby because I know they grow up so fast. Blessings!

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