Asparagus with White Sauce
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Place water in bottom of steamer and bring to a boil.
While water is heating, trim tough ends off the asparagus stalks. If the asparagus is tough peel them slightly.
Place asparagus in top of steamer. Steam them 5 to 10 minutes or until tender.
While it is steaming, Melt butter and shortening in a small skillet.
Sprinkle with the flour, stirring constantly until mixed.
Slowly add warm milk stirring constantly. Add the cheese and keep stirring until cheese is melted.
Place asparagus on serving plate, pour sauce over it. Serve immediately.