I searched the 101 site for quinoa recipes and decided on Delicious Big Bowl Quinoa. Sure, it didn't call for the red variety, AND I didn't have fresh asparagus, (shock!) so I improvised a bit. I also decided to mix it all (quinoa, onions, potatoes, toasted walnuts & garlic) together rather than serve it like in the photo. Hey, it's enough that I get it on the table ....... I have to make it look pretty, too?!
As I get into the preparation of the meal, I begin to worry about what my children will think about it. One, it is meatless. Two, it didn't smell so great since I over-toasted the walnuts. Three, I didnt' have a back up. Oh well, I decided to set the bowl on the table and hope for the best.
The best didn't happen
Don't worry; I also served some broccoli and cauliflower, which everyone loved. Throw in some bread with butter & honey and call it done. No one left the table hungry.
* For the record, Maddi ate 2 servings, Ben picked out the potatoes, Dave declared it 'earthy' and I concluded it was something that tasted better the more you ate it. Ellie? well, let's just say hers got pushed around the plate quite a bit.