Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Burns Night

Haggis stuffed chicken, wrapped in bacon, with 'neeps and tatties. It strangely felt more like true comfort food to me than anything has in quite a while.
We obliged our guests to participate in a read through of the classic Burns poems with Americanized shortbread (who doesn't need a shortbread chicken?!) and of course some good British tea.

P.S. Ginger is a fan of haggis.

10 comments:

David T. Macknet said...

Just for you, thanks to Salon: "Is Haggis Really That Disgusting?"

You know, you're welcome to return (by us - not necessarily by the UK government). You could come over, eat Vegetarian Haggis, NOT recite any Rabby Burns, and still fit right in. :)

Heather said...

It's not bad, I mean most Americans probably wouldn't refer to it as 'comforting' like I did, but I do enjoy a good haggis.
Apparently there are only 3 places in the whole U.S. who make it, and it's illegal here to use sheep lung in anything, so it's not 'real' haggis anyway, but it's just a short jaunt up to Vancouver, B.C. to get true haggis.

David T. Macknet said...

That's a ways to go, just for a bit of sheep lung.

I imagine that you could get all of the bits from a butcher, if you wanted, and make it yourself. It's not as if it's all that difficult.

Heather said...

Yes, well that's the other option we've thought of. But there are other reasons to go to Vancouver! Like Murchie's tea shop, and friends who live up there. :-) It's only 2 hours from us.

David T. Macknet said...

Oh, lucky you guys! You know how far away from anything resembling civilization we are, here in Glasgow. :)

Anonymous said...

Dude, come on! You haven't posted in forever and Allison and I have nothing to entertain ourselves! Joel, give us some esoteric glimpse into your psyche; Heather, tell us about some... vegetables. Entertain meeee!!

Justin

Heather said...

Oh, poor brother! Joel made some stinkin' delish Thai Soup last night.. I'm knitting a set of wrist warmers for myself that are the most beautiful color .. like a bowl of oatmeal.. I'm looking forward to taking care of your cat and tortoise.. Other than that it's just February up here! We'll be coming down either the 3 day weekend or the weekend of my birthday.
(Do you like how I used my blog comment as a sort of email to you?)

Joel A. Shaver said...

Seriously, Justin. Compared to a year ago, we're practically on a roll! Besides, this whole blog is classic. Entertain yourself in the archives!

David T. Macknet said...

Archives = Old News = "what we were doing last year." Archives are only interesting if they're over 100 years old....

Joel A. Shaver said...

I maintain, however that each post on our blog, like an episode of the X-Files or an issue of National Geographic, becomes an instant classic, bringing virtually undiminished quantities of joy on the second, fifth, and even tenth viewings. Our posts - taste them again for the first time!

...Of course, I could just be expressing obnoxious faux-narcissism as an alternative to the work of coming up with a new post.

...Yes, faux-narcissism. I'm really quite humble.