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MIL and matzah balls

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My mother-in-law (may she rest in peace) always made matzah balls for every Jewish holiday. One year, she fell and broke her arm. (I can't remember how she broke her arm - she was in her 90s - the best was the time she couldn't open the microwave, the door stuck, she finally pulled with so much force that it sprung open and knocked her over and she broke her hip. Anyway.....)

So MIL felt that, despite her broken arm, she needed to make her matzah balls. She managed to mix the dough, and put it in her fridge. She put the water up to boil, and, using her one good hand, made the world's most mis-shapen matzah balls. Seriously. They looked like a two year old had made them. She cooked them, and served them at the dinner that night. She had us falling over laughing when she had someone serve up these lumpy bumpy barely round matzah balls.

She was quite a woman!
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    What a nice memory.
    2558 days ago
    emoticon - what a funny story and such a beautiful memory.
    2561 days ago
    emoticon that is TOO FUNNY. Bless her heart!!! emoticon
    2562 days ago
    Nice nice story: guess she was pretty determined! and also had a pretty good sense of humour!!
    2562 days ago
    LOL, Myrna - MIL was NOT a great cook! They were okay. (One of her daughters-in-law always brought along her own - and then wondered why she wasn't the favorite DIL - DUH!!!!!!!)
    2562 days ago
  • SAPNA.
    But did they taste good?
    2562 days ago
    She and my mom were so similar - my mother was in the ICU with ulcers (and Alzheimer's) - she somehow got dressed while hooked up to an IV, and my brother found her walking down the hallway (dragging the IV stand after herself) - when he asked what she was doing, she said she had to come home and cook for him and his wife, since they were visiting.

    It's just this ingrained Jewish woman thing.
    2562 days ago
  • NEWME70
    Beautiful memory! It's so important to remember the funny family stories and pass them down!
    2562 days ago
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