Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Confessions of a vegetarian, well almost ...

Here goes ...

     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...

     Thanks Kat

                                     

8 comments:

nhd106 said...

Recipe please???   Thanks!  Nancy

sunflowerkat321 said...

Oh Coy!!!

You put a smile on my face.  I'm sure your soup turned out super yummy!!  It looks GREAT!  (Did you remember the chicken's feet)  (Mort teased me about photographing birds while cooking fowl...oooops!)

:)

xoxo
Kat

sanforized6 said...

Now you made me hungry! I couldn't live without my meat, BUT, I can understand the benefits of the "other" ways. rich

luvmort said...

Umm...I hope you don't mind, my last name is Mortimer Carnivore!

suzypwr said...

It's hard to be totally veggie. Who could give up chicken soup?

xoxo

ally123130585918 said...

I don't like meat but I do love gravy - does that make me a vegetarian.....Your soup looks delicious......Ally

nanmm11 said...

I've attempted that in my house but the Lions insist on their carcass!!! lol  

sunnyside46 said...

It looks good
How about a recipe?
Marti