Chicken Soup Pot

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Chicken Soup Pot
Chicken Soup Pot

My object is my mom's chicken soup pot. I chose this object because in my culture, every family has a big pot that they use to make chicken soup. Some pots are passed down through generations and some are given as wedding gifts. My mom got her pot when she was in college so she could make soup to bring her comfort.

Chicken soup is one of our essential dishes. We eat chicken soup at almost every holiday. We also eat it when we get sick. Some people think chicken soup is Jewish penicillin. On most of the holidays, we make chicken soup with noodles. However, on Passover we make matzo balls to go in our soup.

Chicken soup is how my family chooses to show love whether in celebration or comfort!

Our chicken soup pot is very large. It holds ten quarts. Our pot is stainless steel and copper, but my grandmothers pot, which belonged to my great grandmother is made from aluminium.

To make the chicken soup recipe you start by making the stock. You will need a whole chicken, onions, celery, carrots, parsnip, parsley, dill, salt and pepper. You cover it with water until the pot is almost full, then bring it to a boil and let it cook. To make matzo balls, combine matzo meal, eggs, and chicken fat. Roll the mixture into balls and boil in a separate pot of water until they float.

Chicken soup is one of my favorite meals to cook and eat with my mom!

 

– Lylah W.

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