Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball and Soup Mix (I buy Manischewitz brand)
2 celery stalks sliced thin
2 carrots peeled and sliced thin
1/2 sweet onion diced
2 garlic cloves chopped (optional)
2 T olive oil or vegetable oil
1 T unsalted butter
10 cups of water
1 cup small pasta (seashells or elbow macaroni)
1 or 1 and 1/2 cups of diced cooked chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken)
1/4 of a lemon (optional)

Making the Matzo Balls:
package of matzo ball mix
2 eggs
2 T vegetable oil
Follow the package directions to make the Matzo Balls.

Making the soup:
While the Matzo ball mixture is chilling saute the vegetables (celery, carrots, onions and garlic) in
2 T of olive oil and 1 T of unsalted butter until soft. Now add 10 cups of water and soup mix to saute vegetables. Drop Matzo balls into boiling soup. Cover tightly. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.Then add pasta and cook for 10 more minutes with lid on. Then add chicken. When pasta is done squeeze in lemon juice. Matzo balls should be soft and light.Enjoy!

If you do not have the vegetables, chicken and pasta you can still follow the directions on the package and enjoy the soup!

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