Monday, August 22, 2011
Matzoh Ball Soup
Ah, the healing powers of soup.
Dan had one of his wisdom teeth removed today. In his groggy, anesthesia-induced stupor he had one request: Matzoh Ball Soup. I hoped he might forget this particular conversation once we got home, but after an afternoon nap, and several bowls of ice cream, he was still jonesing for it.
Luckily, mine is not a homemade matzoh ball soup family. Don't get me wrong, we certainly aren't a canned matzoh ball soup family either. We're a boxed soup family. Sort of like cake mix, you get all the dry ingredients you need for the matzoh balls and you just add the wet. Every year my sister is in charge of making the matzoh balls for Passover, so I'm no expert, but I did my best. One day maybe I'll try a truly homemade version. Ina's looks pretty good.
But for now, I'm sticking with what I know.
Let's get started. Open that mix. Add eggs and oil.
Mix it up. Cover and chill.
Roll, roll, roll!
Plop 'em in some boiling water (with just a little of the included "soup mix"). 20 minutes later, you have matzoh balls!
Add them to your favorite chicken soup. Eat it up and feel better.