Tuesday, January 25, 2011

To A Haggis

Happy Burns Day!   Today, in Scotland, we celebrate Robert Burns, our national poet by eating, drinking, reciting poetry and generally making merry.   For our Burn's Supper, we eat haggis, after serenading it with it's own special Address...and other verse of such blethering words, only those who are Scottish, drunk or sleeping can understand it...oh, and how we love it!

Here is my daughter, Addressing the Haggis.....


Tonight, we had Haggis Pie with neeps and tatties.

We'll be having a Burns Supper on Friday night with friends.   Cullen Skink, Haggis Neeps and Tatties and Shortbread Pudding will be served alongside a wee dram or five.   I promise to explain what this all means, then.   

Sláinte

12 comments:

mimbles said...

Brilliant! I LOVE the video :-) There were even bits that I actually did understand!

The BabbyMama said...

Ooh. I'm a vegetarian, but that still looks pretty darn good!

Janice said...

Great stuff, we are having our haggis tomorrow night, I love it! My boys were never very keen on doing the Burns thing. Mainly because my eldest was born on 25th January and didn't enjoy sharing his birthday with the Bard!

LearningByReading said...

Certainly wish the USA could express its literary awareness in the ways that you decribed. Poetry recitation sounds fun!

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Virginia Mom said...

Well, I have Scottish blood in my mom's side of the family, but appartently I'm "too Americanized"- I just can't grasp (or swallow) the glorious haggis. But it looks like you had a great dinner and fun evening! :)

aliciamarie911 said...

Great idea. I honestly have no idea what the ingredients are to your meal, but it just looks scrumptious! I hope your day of merry making went splendid!

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Scottish Lass said...

Haven't been by in a while and happened to come to this which made me so homesick I could greet.
But now I'm worried that you haven't posted for weeks.
Hope all is well.

Helen McGinn said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, sorry I haven't been around to reply sooner, lots of work and what with eating, cooking and drinking time being squeezed, I've not had a minute! Hope you're all well, will be visiting soon. xx

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