How do You Prepare Asparagus?

An excellent way to prepare asparagus is in the microwave. First cut the woody stems off of the stalks, then place them in a glass or microwaveable baking dish. Melt one stick of butter or margarine and pour over the stalks. Add any seasonings your personally prefer, and cover with plastic wrap. Poke a few holes in the plastic wrap, then microwave until the stalks are tender but not soggy.