I seem to have picked up a bad cold. Blogging will be a bit light for the next couple of days. In case you too have picked up something, here is my Chicken Soup recipe:
1 Chicken, cleaned and cut up
1 large Onion, cut into large pieces
5-6 Carrots, cleaned and scraped, cut into large pieces
3-4 stalks of Celery, cut into large pieced
a large handful of kosher salt
a small handful of white pepper
2 large handfuls of dried parsley flakes
a pinch of sugar
1. Place the ingredients into a large pot. Pour water of them until covering the ingredients well. Set to a boil. When boiling lower the flame and simmer for 2 hours.
Serve. If you feel up to it you can add Matzoh Balls.
2 eggs slightly beaten
2 tablespoons oil or chicken fat
2 tablespoons soup stock or water
1/2 cup matzah meal
1 teaspoon salt
1. Beat eggs slightly with fork. Add other ingredients, except matzah meal, and mix. Add matzah meal gradually until thick. Stir. Refrigerate for 20 minutes in covered bowl.
2. Wet hands and form into balls. Drop into bubbling chicken soup or into a large wide pot into which 1 quart water seasoned with 1 tablespoon salt has been added and has come to a boil. Cook for 30 minutes.
Yields 4 balls per each 1/4 cup of matzah meal.
Or you can use the Manischewitz Matzo Ball mix. That's what I do.