1 lb asparagus cut in 2" lengths
2 tbsps butter
1 cup ham slices extra lean cut in thin slivers
2 cups mushrooms sliced
1 clove garlic minced
1 lb fettucine straw & hay
2 cups half and half
salt & pepper to taste
3/4 cups parmesan cheese freshly grated
Steam or microcook asparagus until just barely tender. Set aside.
Saute onion, garlic, mushrooms & ham in 2 Tbsp butter until onion is wilted.
Cook pasta al dente; drain.
Add drained pasta and asparagus to sauteed mixture & toss over medium heat till well-mixed. Pour half and half over all; season with salt and lots of pepper, & continue to heat & toss.
Serve in pasta bowls topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Serving Ideas: Serve with hard rolls for a complete meal.