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.
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.
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
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