Oh great

There are times when I wonder if I even have an immune system. I woke up this morning and felt like the Soviet Army had camped out in my throat.

Luckily, I still have some of this in my fridge:

Home-made Matzoh Ball Soup

18 Responses to “Oh great”

  1. amanda Says:

    Sorry to hear about the ickieness. So far the little one hasn’t brought any special germs home from school for me this year (knock wood). Get better soon.

  2. Barbara from Nova Scotia Says:

    Who you been kissing?

  3. Ellen-Mary Says:

    I’m sorry your not feeling well. I’ll bet going from Rhinebeck in the chilly Hudson Valley back to warm Texas knocked you for a loop. Add yucky airplane air to that and I’m surprised those Soviet troops aren’t re-enacting the invasion of Afghanistan.

    Feel better.

  4. Lynn Says:

    Um, generally one chops up the onions a bit for onion soup. And maybe adds a few other items so it looks more like Hearty Broth than water to wash veggies in.

    On the other hand, that isn’t very helpful if you’re sick. Ignore this; carry on as planned.

  5. Kat Says:

    Oh no. Maybe you caught the delayed release Rhinebeck bug (most of the MA crowd was sick last week). Hope you feel better soon.

  6. bezzie Says:

    So THAT’S where the Soviet Army’s been since the break up!

  7. Administrator Says:

    Just to be clear: those spheres in the soup are NOT onions. Those are matzoh balls. Not onions.

    Carry on.

  8. mary Says:

    hi David,

    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Try a clove of raw garlic with some salsa or peanut butter. Put it on a spoon together. Shove it into your mouth and chew like mad. Wash it down with OJ and eat some crackers or chips or something. Do it at night when you feel threatened with or if you get sick before you can act.

  9. Plum Texan Says:

    Ack, the dreaded Rhinebeck virus!!! Hit that soup with serious garlic…

    …and then hit the sack. Feel better soon.

    BTW: nice matzah balls. 😉

  10. whichendisup Says:

    gah.. sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. I hope it passes soon.

  11. Kim Says:

    I KNEW those were matzah balls!! You couldn’t get enough of them at Woodstock! Okay, I know where you got the gomboo – from Butchie!!! You really were his favorite. . .

  12. enid Says:

    sorry. You know my son had the same problem. Must be something blowing in.

  13. Michelle Says:

    Poor David. If the soup doesn’t work, there’s always tea with lemon and honey.

    Did you stay home and knit all day?

  14. cari Says:

    Take care, love.

  15. janna Says:

    So do you have a good recipe for matzoh ball soup? Maybe once that bowl of soup cures you, could post the recipe… (And get well soon!)

  16. Administrator Says:

    Hey Janna,


    2 carrots
    2 ribs celery
    1 medium white onion
    1 whole chicken
    2 quarts water
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 packet matzoh ball mix
    2 eggs (for matzoh balls)

    Cut the chicken into parts. Chop the carrots, celery and onion. Add
    everything except eggs and matzoh ball mix to a 4 quart soup pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat
    and simmer for 3-4 hours. Add more liquid as necessary.

    Remove from heat and allow to cool. Remove all solids from the soup
    pot and press against cheese cloth to squeeze out any remaining
    liquid. Discard solids. Filter broth through double layer of cheese
    cloth and put uncovered in the refridgerator overnight.

    Skim fat from broth and use it instead of vegetable oil to make matzoh
    balls as per the package directions. Chop more celery and carrots
    (and any other desired vegetables) and add to broth. Simmer for half
    an hour. Make matoh balls as per package directions and add to soup.

    And that’s about it!

  17. Barbara from Nova Scotia Says:

    Sounds like a yummy recipe.

    But what’s with all that poor David sillyness? You’re probably sitting in a deck chair with a martini in your hand and some gorgeous woman massaging your feet. Poor David indeed!

  18. Pippypippy Says:

    The Soviet Army thing makes me think of my band teacher in high school- when he wanted us to play something very serious he had us say “Bolsheviks!” out loud, in a deep voice to get us in the mood.
    Glad to know those are matzoh balls because I totally thought they were onions.
    Take care and feel better soon!