It’s cold and flu season and tons of people I know are sick right now. Besides a trip to the doctor and a lot of bed rest, there's sadly very little that will actually make you feel better. Thank goodness Hanukkah is here to remind me of the perfect medicinal treat that you can make at home. Chicken soup is called Jewish Penicillin for good reason. A nice sized bowl has been known to relieve cold and flu symptoms. Now throw in some matzah balls and that will make you feel better and put a smile on your face.
I made a big batch of Matzah Ball Soup for the kids yesterday with some of the Chicken Stock I posted yesterday and they were totally into it. Traditionally, matzah balls can be gargantuan, so you can only imagine how big they look to a little kid. To avoid intimidating my little ones with basketball-sized matzah balls in their bowls, I rolled mine into little spheres, making them perfect for tiny mouths to eat. And these matzah balls are light and airy, so even when you're feeing under the weather, this nutritious soup won't weigh you down!
Accompaniments: cooked chicken, carrots and/or celery