December 14

Big Noodle Soup And Local Flaire

Big Noodle Soup


December 12th


To: St. Martin’s Women’s Club Email Group

Subject:  Eric and Local Flaire

Thanks everyone for attending the meeting last night and what a treat to have Eric the new Chef at Church Cooks stop by with samples of his Big Noodle Soup.   Our little town truly needs a upscale restaurant and chef like him.

As we discussed with him, he would like us to select 4 – 6 recipes from our books so he can feature them on and off throughout the week.   His plan to bring local flare and charity into the restaurant is a big win for our causes, club, and parish.

We agreed we will use the winning recipe for each year which gives us 2 main dishes and 1 cookie.    Each of us will pick 3 other recipes that we feel will high light the town and our books the best and we will discuss our choices at the next meeting.

I would like to give Eric about 10 to pick from and let him make the final choice.   Our town has so many visitors from all around the world  he has the experience to know what to feature with that market better than we do.   These features will help us sell our books.  I see into the future how we could have something online also.

Remember items/idea’s to sell in the Gourmet Boutique are due in by the end of the year if you want them included in the Grand Opening.    Krissy and her team need to get the items ordered and get everything displayed.    (She told me she is going to offer her sister Jane the job of managing the Boutique).

See everyone tomorrow for the Christmas Cookie Bake Sale lets hope we sell out.

Next meeting is schedule for  next Friday at 4PM it will be a short one as I know we are all busy getting the last minute things done before Christmas.

See you all than and stay warm and safe.

Sally Ray

Big Noodle Soup 


  • 11/2 lbs hamburger (cooked and drained)
  • 16 ozs fresh canned tomatoes (whole, crushed by your hands)
  • 1 large onion
  • 16 oz mild bloody mary mix or V8
  • 2 tbs butter (plus more for softening onions)
  • 8 oz BIG noodles (such as rigatoni)


  • Bring pot of water salted to boil for noodles
  • Brown the hamburger until just pink drain and set up
  • In the same pan soften the onion with 2 tbs of butter
  • As the you are preparing the above in a soup pot add the tomatoes and Bloody Mary or VS juice
  • Add 2 tbs butter to the tomato base 
  • Begin to bring juice/tomato to boil and turn down to simmer
  • Add noodles to by now boiling water and cook until al dente
  • Add hamburger, onions, and noodles to base
  • Season with Salt and Pepper
  • Simmer for 10 minutes longer and serve topped with Cheese and Fresh Cilantro or Parsley
  • Sour cream on the side add’s a nice touch go crazy and season the sour cream just like Eric did!

This is a simple comfort soup that is easy to make.   You can change to spicy Bloody Mary mix to add more flavor and depth.

Be sure to visit Krissy Carpenters web site


Posted December 14, 2013 by Kim Kalan in category Church Cooks