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Souper Weekend... Vermicelli 
Apr. 28, 2012 1:45 pm 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2012 7:48 pm
What a keeper this one is!  Cooked carrot and onion in veg. broth, seasoned simply with parsley, salt, and garlic.  At the last minute, you add vermicelli and simmer till cooked.  At serving time, add grated cheese (of choice)   YUMMMM ! doesn't say it!  For the broth, I had Knorr brand vegetable bouillon in the cabinet.

The carrot and the parsley gave it a bit of a sweet flavor, while the gruyere melted atop the carrot and vermicelli.  For dipping, I served a couple of slices of baguette slathered in margarine.  With a tall glass of cold milk, this made a wonderful lunch!  My next serving, I might just fix a salad for along side...  I probably should add more broth also - I didn't actually "measure" the amount of water, or the amount of dry pasta, so this batch was a little shy on broth, overall!  So, here's the recipe, which I found in:
Twelve Months of Monastery Soups by Brother Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette (say that twice, quickly!)

Vermicelli Soup

2 1/2 qts of water
4 vegetable bouillon cubes
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, chopped
3 ozs vermicelli noodles
1/2 C fresh parsley
salt, to taste
grated cheese

Short directions, cook carrot, onion and garlic in water and bouillon till carrots are tender.  Add Vermicelli parsley and salt, simmer until pasta is cooked.  Serve in warm bowls with grated cheese on top.

So, all, till I get to "W", be happy, be healthy, and be souper crazy!
Apr. 28, 2012 2:59 pm
Hi Stevie, This one looks like a winner! Sounds like a summer soup recipe! Gonna try this one soon... You are my soup guru by far! Stay crazy... souper crazy!
Apr. 28, 2012 4:20 pm
Terry, seeing the recipe on paper didn't prepare my taste buds for this one! The l/o's won't make the freezer this time, for sure! Be well, friend!
Apr. 28, 2012 5:18 pm
You are right Stevie - seeing it on paper I might not have been drawn to it. But, your description makes me want to go make it right now! Sounds yummy and look forward to making it!
Apr. 28, 2012 5:34 pm
hey stevie this sound so good and fast well friend...judy
Apr. 28, 2012 5:48 pm
This reminds me of a dish my Grandma used to make called Fideo. Her dish uses vermicelli, onions, but is fried with tomatoes and garlic. Nothing like the dish you have described just jogged my brain about a childhood dish. I will have to give the vermicelli soup a whirl-and of course served with homemade bread.
Apr. 28, 2012 9:23 pm
happyschmoopies (luv the 'name' btw!) thanks for stopping in! This recipe settled my kind of upset tummy today! Come back, and let me know how you liked it! Too bad my "schnookerdoodle" won't eat soups! Be well!
Apr. 28, 2012 9:27 pm
Judy... do try it, and let me know! Including prep, it only took about 45mins to make! Be well, friend, and keep in touch!
Apr. 28, 2012 9:29 pm
Lela, hope that you enjoy the soup! Bake a loaf of bread for me, too, would you? I'll look for your grandma's recipe too! Be well!
Apr. 29, 2012 6:18 am
That sounds really good! Nothing to me is better than cheese, soup and homemade bread. Doesn't hurt to throw in some wine either :)
Apr. 29, 2012 7:18 am
Onmmy next rainy day, I have to make and can broths. I think this recipe will fit right into that.
Apr. 29, 2012 7:40 pm
Cat, enjoy, for sure! It is a yummy soup... I've promised to give some to Denise... she's a soup "fan." Be well, friend!
Apr. 29, 2012 7:48 pm
Mike... you "only" make broth on rainy days? I'm sure you can use some to make this soup! Guess I need some of your "secrets!" Be well!
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Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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