Daily Archives: March 31, 2009

Memo from God

I got this in an email recently from a very dear friend (you know who you are, toots) and it very eerily landed in my inbox at a time when I very much needed the reminder. I don’t believe in coincidence.

 

To: YOU
Date: TODAY
From: GOD
Subject: YOURSELF
Reference: LIFE
 
This is God. Today I will be handling ALL of your problems for you. I do NOT need your help. So, have a nice day. I love you. And, remember…if life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it yourself! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in MY  time, not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now. Should you decide to send this to a friend; Thank you. You may have touched their life in ways you will never know!
 
Now, you have a nice day.
God

Chicken soup with matzah balls

I am about to break with tradition and share my recipe. It has been a closely guarded secret for many years, but there is no reason why other people should not be able to enjoy what my kids deem the best chicken soup in the world. I have had ex boyfriends propose marriage just for this soup.

The main ingredient, and I know it sounds silly, is the love and happiness you put in it. I never make my soup when I am sad. I always think about the people I am making it for, and transmit that love and affection to the soup.

 

Ok, so if you know me by now, you know that I don’t really do exact quantities because I cook by “eye”.

 

You need to make the soup in a large enamel pot – it just tastes better, trust me!

 

I generally use 4 large chicken breasts

Optional – chicken necks and pipiks (stomachs)

A whole bunch of celery, sliced

About 8 large carrots, peeled and sliced, or a large bag of baby carrots (less work)

2 parsnips, peeled and sliced

2 large onions – diced or sliced

Salt and Pepper to taste

A decent amount of fresh chopped dill

3 bay leaves

 

Put all the ingredients into the enamel pot, cover with plenty of water. Boil till a rolling boil, and then simmer for a few hours until time to make the matzah balls.

 

Matzah Balls

 

1/3 cup olive oil

1/3 cup cold water

2 eggs

Pinch of salt

Approx one cup of Matzah Meal

 

Mix all the ingredients together till you get a consistency of wet cement. Refrigerate for an hour. Boil up the soup to a rolling boil, form mixture into balls and drop in to soup gently. They will fluff up as they cook. Simmer for at least an hour.

 

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