If you have never tasted succulent grilled asparagus, you are certainly missing a treat. Whether you grow your own or purchase it from a farmer’s market or grocery store, fresh grilled asparagus has a taste that will cause you to crave it often. To grill asparagus follow these simple instructions:
You will need about one pound of asparagus for four people. Spears of asparagus about 1/2 inch thick are best for grilling. Spears that are too thin will cook too fast and burn.
Prepare the grill by preheating it to high. Once the grill is hot, you can reduce the heat slightly. While the grill is heating up, rinse the asparagus and pat dry with paper towels. Trim the woody ends of the asparagus about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom and save to use in soups or vegetable stock. Place the asparagus in a dish or pan and drizzle with a little of your favorite cooking oil. Olive oil and canola oil are good choices.
Place the prepared asparagus spears on the grill and grill for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn as needed. When the asparagus spears develop char marks and are fork tender, they are ready to remove from the grill for your enjoyment.
There are several ways to serve grilled asparagus spears. Slice them diagonally and add to a salad or the pieces may be added to a frittata, omelet or quiche for a sumptuous brunch dish. The asparagus spears may also be served whole with various toppings or simple dressings. A dressing of melted butter and lemon juice is divine. Add a slice of fresh heirloom tomato and take the dish to a new level. You could also sprinkle the spears with a little crumbled feta or parmesan cheese or try a flavored vinegar like balsamic.
If you prefer you can just enjoy the rustic chargrilled taste of asparagus hot off the grill. Grilling enhances the earthy sweet flavor of this succulent favorite. Grilled asparagus is an excellent addition to a summer menu, especially if you are looking for lighter fare on hot days.
Few companies want to hear that they should have more meetings. In reality, businesses should make sure to host at least an additional three meetings a year. These topics help ensure that the company stays on track of the big picture and makes sure that everyone is on the same page.
Looking at the Big Picture
Each company is invested with a vision and underlying purpose. In the tedium of daily work, the big picture can be lost. Every year, the management team at a company should discuss goals for the upcoming year. These can be related to marketing, manufacturing or finance. With these goals in hand, the company can ensure that they remain focused on their vision and look at the big picture.
Although having an annual goal is a good starting place, companies should take it a step farther. Every month, a meeting should be held to discuss monthly goals. This allows the management team to break down the big picture into manageable steps. If goals are missed, it gives the company a chance to recognize it and get back on track. If monthly meetings are never held, the first time a company realizes it is off track could be at the annual planning session. Prepare in advance and take steps to achieve goals. As long as an agenda is made for the meeting, it should only take 15 minutes to an hour every month.
A month can be a long time for employees to focus on a task. At a mid-month meeting, employees can be given five to seven goals for the month. As the month progresses, the management team can check on the status of these projects and make sure they will be completed by the end of the month. If all of the projects are being completed according to plan, new goals can be added. A mid-month meeting provides companies with a chance to correct their course if it is needed.
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If YOU are a homeowner,
And are SICKENED by your homes value after the housing BUST.
Atlrealestatescoop.com tells us that their is LIGHT at the end of the tunnel.
The latest Case-Shiller Index was published on Tuesday, April 30th 2013.
“Average home prices for the 20-City Index increased by .3% compared to last month and increased 9.3% over the past year. The January index for Atlanta shows a .03% (non-seasonally adjusted) increase in home values from January 2013 and a 16.5% increase over the last year. While these numbers are positive, we must bear in mind that home prices are still down 28.91% from the peak of July 2007. The current Case-Shiller index reflects values similar to home values in the summer of 1999. The January index for Atlanta is… Read the rest of this entry »
No one ever goes to the store expecting to hit a parked car. However, it does happen from time to time. If you hit a car in a parking lot, what should you do?
Here is a quick tip from your favorite auto insurance agency.
Try To Find The Owner Of The Car
The first thing that you should do is attempt to locate the owner of the car. The easiest way to do this is to go to the customer service desk and ask to have the owner of the car paged. You can ask to have the owner of the car meet you at the service desk or just meet you in the parking lot.
If You Cannot Find The Owner Of The Car
If you cannot find the owner of the car, you should leave a note that includes your name, phone number and insurance information. From there, you can make arrangements to have the damage repaired. If the damage to the car is minor, it may be easier to pay for the damage yourself as opposed to involving the insurance companies.
Never Assume That No One Saw You
It is a big mistake to assume no one saw you.
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Friendship Baptist Church has a big choice to make.
See it has just celebrated its 151 anniversary and is an Atlanta historical landmark.
Now one of its churches is in the way of the proposed $1 billion domed football stadium that the Atlanta Falcons and the city want to build.
ENTER the negotiations.
An offer of $10,000,000 was made to MOVE the church valued at 1 million dollars.
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