Cheddar Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

Cheddar Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

So I bit the bullet and signed up for the Crossfit games open.  I’ve only been doing it for a few months so chances are I’m going to suck it up pretty hard-core but I figured why not?  I don’t have anything to lose and maybe it will push me a little harder to do something I didn’t think I could do.  We’ll be doing the first workout tomorrow so wish me luck!  The WOD is going to be announced later tonight, I should probably avoid looking at it until right before I go because otherwise I’m just going to stress about it.  Ok, I lied. I’m definitely going to look at it tonight 🙂  For people who don’t do crossfit, it’s basically a month of workouts where you record your score online and they rank you with all of the other athlete’s performing in the games.  If you perform really well, then you would move on to regionals, etc… That’s not going to happen for me but you have to start somewhere right?

Cheddar Roasted Asparagus & Tomatoes

I’ve finally gotten back into the cooking routine this week and it feels great!  I went to Whole Foods on Monday and bought every vegetable I saw.  I’m proud to say that we’ve gone through everything but a head of broccoli.  Since Monday we’ve eaten a huge container of spinach, sprouts, assorted bell peppers, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, cauliflower and beets.  Loving those vegetables!

For a side last night I made these cheddar roasted asparagus and tomatoes.  Just toss the vegetables in some olive oil and season with salt, pepper & garlic powder.  Then cover with shaved cheddar cheese and roast for about 15 minutes at 400 F until they are soft, lightly browned & the cheese is crispy.


The best part about this dish?  I think you know.  Clean up.  Look at all those crispy cheddar cheese bits on the pan. Oh yah, those are good.  I like to cover the pan with aluminum foil whenever I’m roasting, it makes for a much easier clean up!

Happy eating!


My new monitor setup!


I was starting to get frequent stiff necks and I think it was because I spend all day looking down at my laptop screen.  SO, I splurged and got a new 27″ wide-screen monitor. OMG, I love it so much!  I can see everything so clearly and I don’t have to scrunch my head up close to the screen anymore.  A designer’s dream!  Even though the apple monitors are beautiful, they cost upwards of $1,000 and this one was only $300, I call that a SCORE!





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