Bacon Wrapped Asparagus with Poached Egg

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Everywhere I turn there seems to be asparagus recipes.  Asparagus salad, roasted asparagus, shaved asparagus... it's definitely spring time in Blog Land.

I decided to join the fun and try my hand at a recipe that called for roasted asparagus with lemon and Parmesan cheese with a poached egg on top.  You all know how I feel about eggs and with all the hoopla about asparagus lately, I figured I better get in the loop. Then Thursday came around, and I got out my asparagus and started trimming.  I went to the refrigerator to get the Parmesan cheese and I noticed just a few pieces of leftover bacon.  It looked really lonely.  So I changed my mind. And hey!  Eggs and bacon were M.F.E.O. (name that movie) So I did!  I wrapped that asparagus in that bacon and roasted it for a while, then I used a method for fool-proof poached eggs and within 20 minutes I had a delicious dinner. The asparagus couldn't be easier.

I lined a baking sheet with foil and then sprayed it with cooking spray.

I trimmed the tough ends off of the asparagus by holding each end and bending it until it naturally snapped somewhere near the end. Then I grouped the asparagus in threes and wrapped each group with one piece of bacon. I made sure that the seams of the bacon were down so that it didn't come undone. And then I roasted this in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes and, that's it!  While the asparagus was cooking I made myself a very simple tomato salad by slicing up some tomatoes, topping with torn basil, salt, and pepper, then shaving a little Parmesan cheese o...
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