Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Never Get Between a Man and his Matzoh Balls

or, Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are Hungry

The Player: We're more of the maror, matzoh ball soup, and charoset school. Well, we can do you matzoh ball soup and maror without the charoset, and we can do you matzoh ball soup and charoset without the maror, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you maror and charoset without the matzoh ball soup. Matzoh ball soup is compulsory. They're all matzoh ball soup, you see.

Guildenstern: Is that what people want?

The Player: It's what we do.

So, apparently I commited marital betrayal last night by not either:

a) making matzoh ball soup or

b) telling hubby he needed to make matzoh ball soup

despite the fact that our main course was, actually SOUP. (Butternut squash mole, to be precise. And it was DAMN good, too.)

I was able to smooth over the problem by brandishing a very large lemon-curd-strawberry spongecake, but now I am warned. Matzah Ball soup is compulsory.


Blogger The back of the hill said...

Matze ball soup is the LAW.
Like grits in the South. There is no escape. Whether you asked for it or not, grits appear.
Matze ball soup was handed down at Sinai. Surely you remember that scene where Charlton Heston came down from the mountain with the recipe? Two whole pages! Write in fire!

You were wondering why his hair turned white. Now you know.

Gefilte fish should also be the law, but there might be revolt in the streets if that were so.
To quote Heshy: "you actually EAT that stuff?!?" (1st seder last year, AND 1st seder year before); as well as Faith: "you don't HAVE to eat it if you don't want to..." (yesterday evening).

I sense a lot of negativity about, and resentment over, gefilte fish among people I know. This makes the evil little Calvinist within absolutely ecstatic (the little child within and the dolphin within were both probably killed by the evil little Calvinist within - meh, it's a blessing).
Gefilte Fish demands parity!

3/31/2010 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Minnesota Mamaleh said...

you had me at the title-- HILARIOUS! my hubby puts siracha in his matzoh ball soup. yep, *that's* how we roll! btw, your menu sounds divine! do you recipe share?!

4/01/2010 9:49 PM  
Blogger Bad Cohen said...

Tzip is redeemed. She allowed me to make my own, and it is just as good as the mole squash soup.

4/02/2010 1:13 AM  

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