Haddock Recipies: Menstruoni Soup

 A controversial dish, best not to serve it more than once a month.Ingredients1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped
3
stalks of celery, finely chopped
1 carrot, shredded

4 tomatoes, chopped or 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crumbled
3 cups of vegetable or chicken stock

Egg noodles

Salt and pepper to taste

      
 Serves four people

  1. Warm up some oil in a large pot and chuck in the veg. Sauté till they’re nice and soft.
  2. Add basil and tomatoes and stir till the tomatoes have softened.
  3. Whack the whole lot into a blender and give it a good whiz till it’s as lumpy, or un-lumpy as you like it.
  4. Put it back into the pot on a medium heat, add the stock and bring to the boil. Add salt and pepper as you like.
  5. Boil up the noodles and select a few to carefully hang over the side of the bowl into the soup

Served with a grumpy face, slapped on the table with a derisive snort, followed by a brief argument about the fact that ‘nothing is wrong’ and then floods of tears.