Picnic Foods #2: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

It's currently 30 degrees out in Boston, but I hope you're still standing with me in defiance of winter - it's springtime this week on this blog, whether mother nature likes it or not, and we're diving into 4 delicious picnic-ready snacks!

If you've missed the other picnic foods I've posted/am posting this week, here's a list I'll update as they go up.  Today's subtitle theme: 2013 Oscar Nominees:

Picnic Foods Part 1: Cast Iron Skillet Cheddar Cornbread (or "So This is 50 - Degrees;")
Picnic Foods Part 2: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus (or 'Zero, Dark, Thirty: The Forecast", aka, this post)
Picnic Foods Part 3: Those Little Deviled Eggs (or "The Silver Lining Accu-Weather Map")
Picnic Foods Part 4: Buttermilk-Battered Popcorn Chicken with Honey-Dijon Sauce (or "Les Miserables et Frois")

As you can see, the forecast seems to call for more doom than bloom - but we're going to soldier on, so when that sun does come, we'll be armed and ready with the best of al fresco dining!

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe (Plus bacon-ized Asparagus Bites)

Would I really call this a recipe?  Eh - anyone can do it with their eyes closed, although I wouldn't suggest you do - bacon grease burns (trust me).  But it's delicious and fun, and anyone who likes bacon (aka 90% of the people on the internet, apparently) will enjoy this frivolous finger food.

1 bunch'o asparagus with the white part of the stalks chopped off
8 oz of bacon or (or 16, if you plan on wrapping every piece)
Cracked pepper to taste

1.  Take a full strip of bacon, and very, very tightly - yet without ripping the meat - wrap it around each piece of asparagus.  If that seems like an excessive bacon-to-veggie ratio, wrap the bacon around two or three stalks - or if vice-versa, cut the asparagus into smaller pieces, and wrap the strip of bacon around it numerous times.  The possibilities are ENDLESS.  Or they end there.  It's one of those two.

2.  If you're like me, you ran out of bacon before you ran out of stalks, so I chopped up the remaining asparagus into tiny pieces, and set them aside.

3.  Heat up a decent-sized skillet on high - using tongs place each bacon-wrapped stock in the pan, and carefully sear at least two sides - it should brown in just a few seconds

4.  Turn the heat down to just below 3/4, and let the bacon cook, turning occasionally to make sure the bacon is cooked through

5.  When done, place on a plate with a paper towel and drain

6.  Drain the excess bacon grease from the pan - leave a thin film still on there - and heat the skillet up to high again.  Toss in the asparagus bites, and cook until starting to wilt OR until starting to brown - depends on how hot your skillet gets really.

7.  EAT!

And - Spring Picnic Week #2 has come to an end.  But fret not - we'll soon demonize some eggs and batter up some tiny pieces of chicken.   Remember, if you try it, let me know - maybe even a take a pic and post it to!


  1. Food is such a basic part of our existence. Our lives revolve around it from our waking moment onwards.bee hives on your property

  2. Hi there! Nice post! Please tell us when I will see a follow up! best green diet

  3. Fascinatingly composed,Totally in wonder of the article.
    best organic ghee

  4. To recoup from addictive conduct and musings that drive an individual, they need to change their passionate physical vitality collaboration between the psyche and body. Albanian cuisine

  5. This implies in many homes, the entirety of the grown-ups present in any one family unit are likely utilized outside of the home full-time allowing for food readiness alone considerably less whenever for food creation.áruszállítás

  6. At the point when you take a gander at the first creation, on the off chance that you could put it that way, we were taken care of with specific nourishments. What was accessible to us at the time was surely entire food. Loaded baked potato soup

  7. This flood of thought was expected to diminish the developing pestilence of stoutness however in the course of recent years, weight has ascended into numbers that have all the earmarks of being an emergency for Americans. Shrooms Online

  8. Food is such a basic part of our easy breakfast recipes existence. Our lives revolve around it from our waking moment onwards.

  9. This has implied that regardless of whether one has the craving, the vast majority presently don't be able to create self developed food. Either in light of the fact that there is no land or on the grounds that many don't have the foggiest idea how, not many individuals have a nursery and much less produce protein as dairy items and creature farming. 안전놀이터

  10. Excellent article. Very interesting to read. I really love to read such a nice article. Thanks! keep rocking. hinking

  11. 가금류, 해산물, 육류를 먹는다면 조심해야합니다. 먹기 전에 적절한 온도에서 철저히 조리해야합니다. 확인을 위해 고기 중앙에 꼬치를 넣고 분홍색 고기가 없는지 확인하십시오. 주스는 깨끗해야합니다. 그것들은 잘 익힌 고기의 신호입니다. 날고기를 섭취하면 식중독으로 이어질 수 있습니다 먹튀검증

  12. I’ve been surfing online more than 5 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours without a doubt. It’s pretty worth enough for me. Thanks... Best Space Heaters

  13. This sort of eatery takes into account practically a wide range of individuals. Individuals go here to have the option to have a ton of food decisions and appreciate the casual sort of environment. The costs in easygoing feasting cafés are typically not unreasonably high. Iranian Restaurant

  14. Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post. I like your style of writing... Will Vegan CBD Gummies help me with sleep?


  15. At whatever point we talk about a family styled café, we imply that the cafés will have a comfortable and plain climate. The idea of family eateries is similarly new thus these kinds of cafés are profoundly sought after.Persian Restaurants Near Me

  16. You have done a great job on this article. It’s very readable and highly intelligent. You have even managed to make it understandable and easy to read. You have some real writing talent. Thank you. top software tools for writers

  17. What should you care about when you choose Delta-10 THC Vape Cartridge and disposable? here are the details about Delta-10 THC, suitable vape cartridge and disposable vape pen. Read more at delta 10 thc vape cartridge