On 9/11 I gave up eating meat (it had nothing to do with 9/11). No beef, no poultry, no pork, just your occasional fish now then. Ok ... call it pescotarian if you want to, I did say vegetarian almost.
Anyway, on November 23rd I decided I was going to set aside my convictions, and have turkey for Thanksgiving instead adding the now customary salmon to our holiday menu this year. I figured I would give myself until New Years to decide what to do from there.
As you might imagine, for the past 2 weeks I have readily been partaking in a few carnivorous dishes that I have been doing without for over 4 years now.
Yesterday, while making my J-Land rounds, I ran across instructions to make Matzo Ball Soup. I added a typical comment for me like "what ... no chicken feet?" and then I remembered how much I've always loved Matzo Ball Soup.
Not that I'm Jewish or anything, just love Matzo Ball Soup even more than my Southern Grandmother's Chicken & Dumplings. So ... off to the market I went to pick up all of the ingredients that were listed and I made my own huge pot of Jewish Penicillin and brought it over to my sisters house for dinner (and it wasn't even Tuesday).
I have a standing date on Tuesday nights to have dinner and watch Commander in Chief with my Brother in Law and my sister. If I happen to stop by on a different night of the week it can get a little confusing for some.
My choice for J-link of the day would have been the Matzo Ball Soup Recipe but it was posted to a private journal so I'll quote ... " Drop the Matzo Balls in by the spoonful. This is a critical point. If you take the matzo mix and roll it around in your hands, it tends ti come out heavy like cannonballs. I just drop mine into the water like I'm doing drop cookies. Boil them for about 20 minutes, then transfer them into the soup. Good for what ails you...