I am not entertaining for Easter this year. As it is, I am going to be rather entertained instead and enjoy myself very much. However, if I were entertaining, I would most definitely be making these Asparagus Ricotta Tarts with Honey Lemon Sauce because they are some of the prettiest, tastiest, easiest little things.
I have been putting all the fresh spring asparagus, those thin tender green stalks that are perfectly delicious right now, to good use in these tarts. They are ideal for entertaining because they are low effort but look and taste like something special. They are also ideal for quiet, spring afternoons in which the weather is a little bit warmer, the sun a little bit sunnier, and I just want something tasty to snack on while I sit by the window and enjoy all that sunshine.
At some point during all the window-side sun basking I’ve been doing, I determined that the only thing all this delicious asparagus needed was a sunshiny Honey Lemon Sauce to brighten and sweeten just a bit. So butter and honey and lemon juice went into a pot and I’m still thanking the sun for that little inspiration – such a bright and tasty sauce, and just the thing for Spring and asparagus as luck would have it.
And though I won’t really miss entertaining this year and I’m looking forward to my own adventure this week, I just caught a glimpse of Aimee’s Simple Entertaining: Build a Bagel Bar article over on Simple Bites and I’m very inspired – so inspired that I don’t think I’ll be waiting for next Easter, or for a holiday at all, to get bagel baking and invite a few people over to share. Doesn’t it just sound perfect?
Happy Easter and Happy Spring to you! May the sun find you this week, wherever you are. Make an asparagus tart – it’s easy and I think you’ll like it.
Honey Lemon Sauce
Honey Lemon Sauce