I’m a purse gal. Always have been. Shoes don’t get my juices flowing like a giant, leather handbag does. I was the girl that had like 8 Dooney & Bourkes in middle school. You know, the colorful ones with the ducks all over them? I was so popular.
I’ve been carrying around a ginormous, brown leather Michael Kors
suitcase purse for the past 3 years. It’s a hot mess. The straps break daily & my junk flies everywhere. It’s time to lay her to rest.
Perfect opportunity arose yesterday when I was at a fundraising luncheon that was auctioning off hundreds of purses. No excuses, Rachel, get a purse! So I’m walking around, studying the bags, playing it cool – when suddenly, our eyes meet. The bag to end all bags. A Texas-sized, structured, yellow Marc Jacobs. Come to mama. I bid lots of dollars.
I take my eyes off of it for ONE SECOND and it’s gone. GONE. Someone bought it out right. I finally find her strutting around the room with my bag on her arm. I think about stealing it. I think about tripping her. I think about writing her a very large check. As you can probably guess, I did nothing but eat my salad quietly & give the money I wanted to use on a purse to the charity. I’m so thoughtful even in times of grief.
However, I did pout the rest of the day & refuse to get over it for at least 72 more hours.
Time: 35 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 3-4 crostini (depending how big your bread is)
- Sourdough bread
- 1 bundle of asparagus
- 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed + drained
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 tbsp. of parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 oz. of fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
- S+P, to taste
- Balsamic vinaigrette, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- On a lined baking tray, lay out the asparagus
- Drizzle with olive oil + sprinkle with S+P + 1 tbsp. of parmesan cheese
- Roast for 10-12 minutes
- Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine cannellini beans + onion + crushed red pepper + S+P
- Mash the beans with the back of a fork
- On the same baking sheet, lay out bread + spread bean mix evenly over each piece
- Add asparagus + some mozzarella
- Put back in the oven until cheese is melted
- Serve with extra parmesan + balsamic vinaigrette
- Impress the masses!
9 thoughts on “Asparagus + Cannellini Bean Crostini”
Yuuumm!! I’m just starting to see asparagus again (never thought I’d be so excited, #adultproblems?) anyways… good luck finding a replacement bag!
Yum, so easy and delicious! I hear you about the purse. For a second, you imagine your future with it. The things you’ll do, the places you’ll go, and how awesome you two will look together… I understand your heartbreak 🙂
This is delicious! By the way, I am a purse gal too! Just yesterday I took all my bags out and I was showing them to my daughter! She was trying to choose one for her, sometimes I am so lazy to be switching them! 🙂
Major yum! Can’t wait for asparagus to start popping up here (in Missouri)!
Wow. I feel your frustration, even as I look down at my tattered purse. Recipe looks amazing.
LOL @ “get my juices flowing”
I had to stop saying it because other girls would literally get offended by it. Whatever.
This looks yummy as all hell and reading this, I was thinking to myself going from , “I can’t wait to see that bag!” to “She better post a picture of that bag!!”
My heart grieves for you loss babygirl but eating this had to have helped.
Just a liiiitle bit?
Sorry you didn’t get your bag… Michael Kors should donate a bag to the desperately needy like you… crying shame… 😉
I’m all about this crostini! Tis the season for asparagus!!! 😀
I’ve never been an accessory girl and I constantly tell myself I need to get a new bag but then I get to the store and get sidetracked by dresses and tops and underwear. Sigh, oh well. But hey fantastic photography lately!! Loving the looks of that sandwich. YUM!
Oh my gosh…I have to make this.