All of us really enjoy Matzo Ball Soup. I had never even heard of it until I met my husband, but after we were married I learned how to make it.
I’ve tried all kinds of recipes, but we like this mix the best (even my husband’s mother used to make it with this)
The matzo ball mix is combined with eggs and oil and then let to sit for a bit.
While it sits, I prepare the other ingredients. I had made chicken a few days ago and used the leftovers for this soup. I then brought the homemade chicken stock I had made to a boil
and dropped rounded tablespoons of the matzo ball mix into the boiling liquid. After that I just tossed in the veges and the chicken and cooked for about 20 minutes.
A nice warm nutritious meal and we ate it with a salad and some bread. Yum, Yum!
My kids LOVE whipped cream and so do I. I was at Safeway and they have chocolate whipped cream and mint whipped cream – these are holiday items and won’t be there all the time. I had not seen these before and had to bring them home and give them a try.
Hot chocolate with fancy whipped cream.
I made these for the two that happened to be at home at the time. They both wanted both kinds of whipped cream. It was a hit! I’ll have to go back and stock up on a few more of each flavor.
Every time we bake and eat a whole chicken, I save the carcass and bits to make chicken stock. Sometimes I don’t have time right away so I will freeze them. As I was perusing the internet, I discovered a way to make the stock in my slow cooker! This has saved me so much time – I just load up the slow cooker and let it go.
Loaded slow cooker.
I used to make it on the stove top, but I needed to be around so that I could make sure it didn’t boil over or boil down. Now I pop everything in the slow cooker and forget about it. I usually do this in the early afternoon and let it go all night. In the morning, I will turn off the slow cooker, let everything cool a bit and then strain into jars.
One batch usually makes three jars of stock which is good for a meal plus leftovers. I have ideas for this particular batch!
I love quail! I love watching the mommies and daddies with their little babies running behind them. I love the little top feather, they are just so cute. Recently I went to an arts and crafts fair in Santa Barbara and picked up a handmade metal set.
Aren’t they cute!! Looking at them everyday (or more than once a day!) as I come home from some errand makes me happy.