I got the bunch of asparagus for only $1 at Perrines, our local discount veggie spot. Nothing made such a high point as a few of these delicious veggie sides.
1 tablespoon bacon drippings
1 bunch asparagus spears
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
In a large skillet, heat drippings over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, mushrooms and onion; cook and stir until tender, 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds and salt, pepper; heat through.