This year I celebrated Burns Night for the first time. Actually, I got my dates mixed up and so celebrated Burns Night on Australia Day, but nevermind!
I'd never tried haggis or neeps and tatties and was keen to give them a go, especially after hearing so many good things about vegetarian haggis!
And it was yummy! Sort of like my nut roast, but more oaty, and no nuts! And the neeps and tatties, though not very traditional in terms of fat content (I used olive oil instead of butter, and didn't add any extra butter to the mixture at the end), were divine. We ate enough for about four people between two of us (not something unusual for us, actually).
Finished off with one of my favourite juices - whiskey! Again, not very Scottish as it was Jack Daniels, but we got the jist! The night was rounded off with recitals of Ode to a Mouse in awful attempts at Scottish accents. I can't say I'm keen on his poetry, but I do like Burns Night very much - hopefully the first of many for me!