Full a large
saucepan with boiling salted water. Add noodles. Stick a toothpick in
the clove of garlic and add (the toothpick will help you find the garlic
when you want to discard it). Cook the noodles as directed on the
package or for about 5 minutes. Drain. Discard clove of garlic and rinse
noodles under cold water. Wash asparagus and snap off tough ends. Cut
stalks into 1/2-inch (1.25-cm) slices on the diagonal. Leave tips whole.
Heat oil in large heavy skillet. Add asparagus, cover and cook over
medium heat, shaking the pan often, 5-8 minutes or until asparagus is
tender-crisp. Add noodles and mushrooms. Toss together with a fork
over moderate heat until everything is hot. Sprinkle with salt and
cheese. Serve immediately. Good with fried chicken.