Tuesday, September 20, 2011

♥ Matzo Ball Soup ♥

I was taking a look in my cupboard, wondering what to make for dinner tonight.... and I was struck with inspiration when I spied a box of matzo ball soup mix. This comforting soup is a Passover favorite I have cherished my whole life, but why wait until April for something so delicious and easy to make? So, I made some right away.

Making this soup is very easy: you just get a box of matzo ball soup mix, which comes with a packet of matzo ball mix and another packet for the broth. You make the matzo ball mix with a mix of two eggs and between 2 tbsp and 1/4 cup of vegetable oil (depending on what kind of box mix you get), to which you mix in the matzo ball mix until thoroughly combined, and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, you get 2.5 quarts of water boiling, or basically just fill a big pot with water most of the way, and add in the soup mix. I sprinkled in some dried basil, too. While you're waiting for the water to boil, peel and cut up 3 carrots, and slice up 3 stalks of celery. Put those in the broth as it's starting to boil, and take out your matzo ball mix and make walnut-size balls, which you may put in when the broth has reached a medium-to-full boil. Add some cooked, diced chicken too, if you want-- 1.5 to 2 chicken breasts should do. Let the soup cook at a simmer on low about 20 minutes, and it's done.

My family will be enjoying this delicious soup for the rest of the week. It's so good, I might even invite a friend over to have some.


  1. Hi Jen!

    Inspiration well used--double thumbs up! What a gem! and not exactly an easy dish to master--congratulations to you for your mastery of an epic treat, and thanks for sharing the recipe as well within your post.

    Whatwith the cooler autumn like temperatures of late, some Matzo Ball Soup would be ideal. Keep those creative juices flowing, Jen. Should our electronic paths not cross again until next week, enjoy your delicious/Mmm, mmm good creation...your parents and friend are in for a real treat. Shalom & Bon Appetit...

  2. Hi Al,
    Glad you enjoyed my post. My parents enjoyed the soup, too. Home made soup is the perfect way to get into the fall spirit-- only a day or so more and it will officially be fall. Have a great weekend, Al, and I'll talk to you next week! :)

  3. Hi Jen!

    Thanks! Here's hoping you and yours enjoy the very first weekend of the new Fall season...it's certainly a wonderful time of the year. Looking at the picture above has me thinking aloud about how well a slice of apple or pumpkin pie, topped w/Cool Whip would be for dessert following such a healthy/Mmmmmm treat.

    Have a great weekend, Jen! Safe travels...

  4. I hope you enjoy the beginning of the fall season too, Al :). My boyfriend and I will be celebrating on Monday night with some Greek food when I go to visit him. Maybe we'll make an apple pie with the apples on his tree, too. Hope you get to enjoy some apple or pumpkin pie soon :)

  5. Hi Jen!

    OMG! Are you psychic?! On the last Saturday of every September, a group of us get together in the afternoon to play "Mud Football" in Eden. The friendly wager this time was winners get Applebee's w/dessert. Not exactly homemade, but had a slice of apple pie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    Sounds like you and your boyfriend had great plans in store last night(double thumbs up @ Greek food, what a treat!) How romantic, the image of you guys baking an apple pie together. Keep those creative juices flowing, Jen. Have a great week!

  6. Glad you got to enjoy some apple pie, Al :). Restaurant apple pie is pretty good, especially ala mode. Have a great week :)

  7. Thanks, Jen!

    Back next week to check out what's next on tap here at your Epic Treats. Safe travels to you and yours--wishing you guys a great weekend as September gives way to October, where images of pumpkin pie should reign supreme.

    l'shanah tovah @ all our Jewish friends celebrating Rosh Hashanah at sunset tonight.