Well Daisy, I was going to suggest this recipe but it also has Prosciutto in it - but I'll post it anyway - you may decide to leave it out of the mashed potatoes. I LOVE to cook some carrots in with my potatoes and mash them in with the potatoes - great color and great flavor.
Here is the asparagus recipe - Proscuitto-Wrapped Asparagus W/Goat Cheese
1 clove garlic
1 TBS chopped chives
3 tsp red-wine vinegar
½ TBS Dijon mustard
Spread piece of prosciutto with goat cheese, then cut in half and wrap 3-5 pieces of blanched asparagus (depending on size) with the ½ piece of prosciutto. Place in a single layer on a plate and pour sauce over proscuitto and serve.
I also thought about some roasted veggies - something simple like carrots, shallots, and broccoli - if you need instructions on roasting just hollar.
I'll keep thinking!!
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