Chag Sameach! – Day 1

IMG_1085Chag Sameach!

Festival of Unleavened Bread Day 1

 

Leviticus 23:6 – “And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto Yahweh: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.”

Shalom Shalom!  We hope that all of you enjoyed your celebration of Pesach/Passover, and now we find ourselves just beginning the week long celebration of Unleavened Bread!  Because of this we decided to share some of our Passover celebration with you!

IMG_1108

IMG_1072IMG_1073IMG_1106

 

Now that we enter into the week of Unleavened Bread, we’re reminded of the need to not only remove the leaven, but to work towards keeping it out and living a different lifestyle.  It is a great physical representation of what we should do concerning sin.

We also wanted to share some of our favorite recipes for this festival!

Matzah Ball Soup (Courtesy of Allrecipes.com):

Oma’s Fabulous Matzo Ball Soup
recipe image
“To make a comforting pot of matzo ball soup, simply combine moistened bits of matzo with butter, eggs, salt, pepper and finely minced onions and parsley. Add enough matzo meal to form balls and drop into boiling chicken broth. It couldn’t hurt!”
Ingredients:
2 (10 ounce) packages matzo crackers
1/2 cup butter
6 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 onions, minced
5 ounces matzo meal
96 ounces chicken broth
Directions:
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
2. Break matzo crackers into small pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add water to cover; allow to soak for a few minutes, until soft. Drain off excess water.
3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in drained matzos; stir until mixture is dry and slightly brown. Remove from heat, and mix in eggs, salt and pepper to taste, parsley, and onions.
4. Mix in just enough matzo meal to make mixture hold together. Roll one golf ball-size matzo ball. Place matzo ball in the boiling water to test the mixture. The ball must rise to the top of the water and not break apart. If it does not rise, then too much matzo meal was added. In this case, add another beaten egg to the mixture and try again. When desired consistency is reached, roll all of mixture into golf ball size spheres.
5. In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a slow boil over medium heat; add balls to broth. Serve soup as the balls rise to the top of the broth.