my daughter cookingAll of our lives we have heard how “chicken soup” is good for the soul. Well, that is another post about what my grand mom was “about”. Oh how I miss my grand mom but that is not what this post is about…

However it is a sweet post, at least the thought behind it is sweet…

Sarah’s boyfriend had a bad cold and she wanted to do something “nice” for him so she suggested to me that she would like to make him “matzo ball soup.”

Yup, my undomesticated daughter who has done little more then make herself tea now wanted to make something for someone other than herself… Note to self, this is a big milestone in my “child’s” (yes, Sarah no matter how old you are you will always be my child; I write as I know this will be critiqued) life.

Of course, mom (that being me) had to run to the store to get all of the ingredients for the newly domesticated cook. After all I know there is nothing as good as a delicious bowl of Matzo ball soup when your head is stuff and nose is runny.

For those of you who have never had Matzo balls they are little round fluffy balls which just melt in your mouth, ifff you make them right, if not they can be like lead balloons; not good!

So here goes… Sarah’s Matzo Ball Soup

 

carrots, onions, celeryTake 2 large carrots chopped into small bite size pieces

And 2 large celery stalks also cut into bite sized pieces

Along with 1 diced large yellow onion

 

chicken and cut up vegiesTake 1 pound of skinless, boneless chicken thighs and add them to a large stock pot, *the dark meat has a little more flavor then the white meat.

 

chicken stock and veggiesFor a little extra flavor add 4 cups of Low Salt Organic Chicken Stock to 4 cups of water and add to the stock pot.

 

Then add the dry spices: 1tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dried rosemary, and 1 tsp dried thyme and 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp cracked black pepper and one bay leaf.

 

chicken soup for the soulMix all together, and as it starts to simmer, smell the yummieness!

For this newly domestic cook this one pot meal is ideal for “clean-up” oh yes cleaning the pot must follow lol

While the soup is simmering into blissdom which translates into the last half hour of simmering…

Take 3 eggs and separate them

In a small bowl beat the egg whites until stiff

Then ever so gently fold in the yokes

Fold in ¼ cup of Matzo Meal to the egg mixture and a pinch of salt

OK, this is the important part, let stand 5 minutes… any longer and your balls will be “lead” which is the furthest thing that you want.

With wet hands form small 12 balls and gently drop them into your stock pot
Cook together for approximately 35 minutes or so

And then you will have the most magical potion to cure all that ails you…
Sarah quickly packed the soup up into 2 containers and poof she was gone to dish out her little bit of “happiness and good health.”

And there she goes… my “little” girl all grown up…

*I know I’m missing the photos for the matzo balls, so I will have to do a later post, but it is pretty easy… give them a try and let me know how much you just love them!

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