This is Heather Gideon's roasted asparagus method. It is brilliant and I am never going back.
Asparagus, washed and ends snapped off
1. Preheat oven to 500.
2. Arrange asparagus in single layer on cookie sheet.
3. Drizzle olive oil over the top and sprinkle with salt (and pepper if you want). Bake for 10-12 minutes.
YUM. I did this with just a bit of asparagus for Ken and me, in the toaster oven. Love it.