Cook fresh asparagus in a small amount of salted water until tender (about 2 cups cooked asparagus). Set aside. Make a medium white sauce: melt butter in saucepan over low heat.
Blend in flour: cook over low heat, stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Remove from heaTbsp Stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Add asparagus to the white sauce. If it seems too thick, add juice from the asparagus or milk to make it a good creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper.Servings: 4