Who are the Jewish Republican voters going to cast their
votes for come Monday? I went to 2012
Presidential Candidates.org to find out more. I found extensive evidence to suggest that
both Newt and Mitt are pro-Israel.
bad for them, Jewish Americans are not single-issue voters. Most Jews care about the same things most Americans care about…jobs,
the economy, and civil rights, to name a few.
Make no mistake about it: if your Florida Grandma’s a Jew,
she’s probably a Democrat. If she isn’t,
she has a tough decision to make.
Outlandish Newt or Pretty Boy Mitt?
What’s better, a bully or a guy who keeps insisting it’s his turn to
In honor of my Jewish American friends and the tough choices
they have in Florida this week, today’s recipe is Classic Matzo Ball Soup…a
comforting choice in a world filled with uncertainty.
A couple things about this recipe: I learned the trick about
matzo balls from my friend Carol Smoler. When I was learning how to make this soup many
years ago, she advised me to buy the “matzo ball and soup mix” as opposed to “matzo
ball mix”. The matzo balls are less
dense, more like what you get when you get a good bowl of matzo ball or mish
mosh soup in a deli. My method for
chicken soup is from Edna Lewis, a great African American Southern cook. God bless America!
NOT A One-Issue-Voter Classic Matzo Ball Soup
Makes 10 servings, 1 cup each with 1 matzo ball
Four years ago, Obama received 78 percent of the Jewish
vote. It would be a mistake for
the Republican candidates to focus only on Israel.
6 carrots, peeled and diced
1 box Streits or Manischewitz Matzo Ball
and Soup Mix
Heat oil in 4 qt. saucepot.
Add chicken; brown both sides on medium high heat, seasoning with Kosher
salt and pepper. Reduce heat to
medium-low and push onion slices between chicken pieces. Cover saucepot and braise 25 min. or until
chicken releases its juices. Add boiling
water to pot; cover. Bring to a boil and
simmer 30 minutes.
Strain soup. Return
strained broth to soup pot. Remove skin
and bones from chicken and tear chicken into bite-size pieces. Add chicken to broth with carrots and
celery. Add 1 tsp. salt and ½ tsp.
pepper; stir and taste, add more salt and pepper if that’s your preference. Bring to a simmer.
Meanwhile, prepare matzo ball mix from box – you’ll need oil
and eggs (discard soup mix or use later).
Roll matzo balls as directed and cook as directed, covered, in prepared
This soup is a little labor intensive, but it’s worth it. OY!