Recipe in memory of Lucille Zelinsky
Recipe contribution from Ellen Gordman
My mother, Lucille Zelinsky, was not known for her cooking skills, but rather as a dedicated community volunteer, never saying no to a request for help. She was active in many organizations, including Beth Israel Sisterhood, Jewish Family Service and the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home. For many years, she served anonymously on the Jewish Federation Scholarship Committee. She was a single working mother before that was the norm, becoming a tenured professor of Social Work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. When considering which recipe to submit, my children, Andie Gordman and Jay Gordman, immediately rejected one of mother’s favorites: Marshmallow Fruit Salad. This salad was grudgingly consumed whenever mother served it, but the recipe is not fit for inclusion in this cookbook. On the other hand, the Cranberry Chicken was eaten with delight and is a recipe Andie and I still cook for company.