1 chicken breast (1 pound reindeer if you can get it)
1 quart water
1/2 cup pearl barley
1/4 cup millet
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
Makes 6 bowls
Chop reindeer meat or chicken into 1/2″ cubes. Dice onions and carrots. Add cubes, onions, carrots, water, barley, millet, coriander, salt, pepper, rosemary, sage, and thyme to large pot. Cook soup on medium heat for about 1 hour or until chicken or reindeer cubes are fully cooked and barley and millet are tender.
1) A Viking called Gunnbjorn discovered Greenland in 876.
2) Why does Gunnbjorn get all the credit for discovery when thousands of Eskimos had been living there for hundreds of years?
3) Because Gunnbjorn sounds a lot like GummiTM bears and everyone likes those.
4) Leif Erikkson discovered North America in 1000.
5) Why did Leif get all the credit when North America was discovered thousands of years by peoples crossing the land bridge between Siberia and Alaska thousands of years before?
6) Because Leif sounds exactly like leaf. The maple leaf grows on the maple tree. Maple trees produce maple syrup. Everybody loves maple syrup.
7) Proper branding is a must for all discoverers.
8) Erikkson is variant of Erickson. Erickson is the name of my Swedish born grandparents who settled in America about 100 years ago.
9) I don’t believe the Erikksons and Ericksons ever relinquished their claim of discovery.
10) So North America quite possibly belongs to me.
11) As long as North Americans love maple syrup.
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