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Happy Burns Day

Do you call it Burns Day or Burns Night?  I’m not sure it makes a difference.

A huge thank you to Macsween Haggis for our little gift and Burns Night Supper Guide.

Macsween Haggis 3

Haggis doesn’t always have to be the full haggis, neeps and tatties.   There are other things we can do with it, and there’s even a vegetarian option, as well as a gourmet Venison Haggis, which is new to me.

For today, I was running out of time, so I grabbed a couple of bags of baby potatoes and some butternut squash and sweet potato prepared vegetables and plonked them into the steamer.  With our haggis in the microwave, our Burns Night supper has been quick, easy and no hassle whatsoever.


I think I’m going to try the Macsween Haggis Venison Haggis Croquettes later this week, as they look fabulous in their recipe section.  For someone like me, who is from Scotland, it’s hard to think of anyone who hasn’t ever actually tried eating it, but I’m sure there are a fair few of my readers who are all new to it.

Haggis isn’t just for Burns night.  The 25th Jan is traditionally when we celebrate the life and work of the bard, Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, but haggis is nutritious and easy to use as an ingredient to fabulous dishes.

If you’ve never tried haggis, then perhaps it’s about time you gave it a wee try.  Other dishes I’ve made with haggis are below, and the soup was absolutely heavenly.

We recite the Selkirk Grace as a part of the celebration.

Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat and canna eat

And some wad eat that want it:

But we hae meat and we can eat,

And sae the Lord be thankit.

Robert Burns 1759-1796

Vegetarian Haggis Soup

Vegetarian Haggis Soup 3 700

Haggis in a Baked Potato

Haggis with Baked Potato

Also on my blog, find out more.

What is Burns Night?

10 Tips for burns night, any night, on a budget.

Burns Night Doric Poem


4 thoughts on “Happy Burns Day

  1. Hiya Im semi Jock living in Suffolk(born here Scots parents). Haggis is probably not the most admired of foods down here but I have been telling them about Dumpling( big brown and best fried with eggs) I have my grandmothers recipe but have you any idea’s about a slightly easier modern version? Bill ps Just got the soup book on Kindle.Wife now loves you! Xxx

    1. Aww, thanks for the lovely comment. My kids prefer the vegetarian haggis, and I’m getting so that I prefer it now too. Must be an age thing with me.

  2. Ooooh yummy! Haggis on a baked potato, that looks brilliant! I cooked Haggis for the first time on Monday, although I have eaten it before. I absolutely love it and decided that I need to make it more than once a year. Thanks for sharing the ideas!

    1. Haggis on a baked potato is a dish I probably make every few months, simply because it’s so easy.

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