Italian Egg Drop Soup with Little Meatballs

Italian Egg Drop Soup with Meatballs

It wasn’t hard for me to decide on what recipe to share with you today. Myself and my whole family have been sick.  My son has been home for a week with the flu and pneumonia, unable to eat anything but soup. So,soup it is... I love making soup for someone sick. I think it is one of the most nurturing, healing dishes you can make, and it is simple.
 I would like to share with you a very special soup, one my Italian nonna made every Easter: “Egg Drop Soup with Meatballs” It is a very East meets West kinda of concoction. I remember when I was 16 I went to my first Chinese restaurant with a friend who is Jewish. He asked if I wanted to see what “the heathens” do on Sunday. It sounded like something I might have to confess in church the following week, but I went with him anyway. Of course, the menu was truly foreign to me, except: Egg Drop Soup. I said, “Oh, my grandma makes this, but with meatballs.” I got a few “Oh, isn’t that strange” nods from my friend’s parents... as they suggested I start with Lo Mein since it was like spaghetti.  Read More

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