Friday, March 30, 2007
Favorite Things Friday
Will have to be postponed this week, because I can't think of anything that I am really loving this week (aside from hubby, puppies, and family).
As far as the loveliness challenge goes, I have completed everything on my list with the exception of switching over the clothes. I need to take a look at the weather and see if this is a prudent thing to do or if I should wait a little while longer.
I have been thinking about spring cleaning, which I think will start this weekend and what should be on that list. What does everyone else do for spring cleaning? Hopefully I will have more insight on that next week.
This weekend will be preparing for passover. This basically means getting rid of the bread in the house (conservative and orthodox Jews will get rid of any food that is not Kosher for Passover, but we are not that strict) I just don't think it's fair to have homemade bread laying in plain sight when you can't eat it.
Other than using up/putting away bread getter ready for passover means making Matzo Ball Soup and Chocolate Toffee Matzo (this is so good I eat it all year long). My recipe is similar to this one, I highly recommend it!
Molly's Matzo Ball Soup
2 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. oil
1/2 c. ginger ale (or seltzer, or anything clear and fizzy)
1 1/4 c. matzo meal (You can make your own by putting matzos in the food processor)
Beat eggs thoroughly.
Add salt, oil, and ginger ale.
Add matzo meal and stir thoroughly.
Refrigerate for at least one hour (but overnight is MUCH better)
4 qts. water
Boil water in a large pot with a lid. One by one drop rounded (as much as possible) handfuls of the batter into the boiling water. When all balls have been added clamp the lid down and boil for 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the balls (snicker!)
DO NOT TAKE THE LID OFF WHILE THE BALLS ARE COOKING!
Remove from boiling water and set aside.
I heat up homemade chicken stock and cook some chopped carrots and celery in it. When the stock is hot, add the balls and heat through (@ 15 minutes or so).
Have a great weekend!