Are you asking yourself if Angie has finally lost it cuz she's making a delicious hearty soup in the heat of summer?
I lost my marbles YEARS AGO.
Speaking of marbles though...(nice segueway huh??)
Look at all the pretty marbles.
You know how I'm a sucker for bright, shiny things.
Hence, my propensity for tacky vintage Christmas ornaments, yes?
Remember this one from when you were a kid?
I ALWAYS wanted this one!
Or one of these...
the smaller ones with the swirls!
Did you know marbles go back 5,000 years?
And that they were made out of stone, bone or clay...whatever material was at hand?
Also, marbles were first mass-produced by the Akron Toy company in Akron, Ohio in 1884. They were made of clay.
By 1890, the first handmade glass marbles were being made by Samuel Dyke. In Akron.
Eventually, Dyke’s factory was turning out a million marbles a day. When it burned in 1904, so many children rummaged through the ruins for marbles that, for safety’s sake, the remains of the building were buried.
In the mid-1990s, the site of theat burned American Marble factory was a parking lot. The city decided to replace it with a park, and as the ground was dug up, thousands of very old marbles were uncovered. So a portion of the park became home to the American toy Marble Museum which opened to the public in 2002. Many of the unearthed marbles are on display at the museum in Akron.
Here's the fixins...
scare you. The prep time is worth it.
Also did you know quinoa is pronounced KEEN-WA. Seriously, don't even get me started on that one!
we start by cutting up the cute little sweet peppers....
aren't they cute??
So cut up all your other vegetables.....
And then come over to my house and clean my kitchen please.
Make sure you spill a lot of the vegetables on your craptastic 1990's stove.
Oh, look at that peacock blue Fiesta spoon rest though. Love it!
OH! In the meantime, cook up your quinoa...so easy!!!!
Add the garlic to the vegetables...by the way, the aroma is super fantastic!!!
Get your spices together and throw them in the pot....
And this is how it all looks all together with the quinoa added in...the aroma will sweep you off your feet.
Plate up, or rather bowl up that soup now.
Ahhhh, so delicious.
But not too spicy!
So many layered flavors.
Well, besides New York Style cheescake.
Superboy is FLYING through the air.
He's flying, flying high and freeeeee.
Superboy's ride has now been grounded.
Why you land me?
I was having fun in the air.
Is it cause it's 90 degrees and you've worked all day and your arms are tired? Do it again Gramps.
Oh okay, I'll just sit here and play with your nose and mouth instead."
Click RIGHT HERE to get the full recipe for this awesome Chunky Vegetable Quinoa Chili from picky-palate.com!!
Talk at ya soon!