|Vegetarian Haggis served with Neeps & Tatties ~ This meatless version of haggis is so tasty, think of it as a meatless version of our corned beef hash. Neeps = turnips; Tatties = potatoes. Check out my original blog post from last year, when I made it for Robbie Burns Day ~ here. And, this is the site that has the recipe that I used. (it's about 1/2 through the post)|
On January 25th, the whole of Scotland will be celebrating the birth of their most famous and beloved poet ~ Robert Burns. It's a day full of eating and drinking, and the most requested dish on that day has to be that most unique of Scottish dishes ~ haggis. Robbie Burns even wrote a poem to it called ~ Address to a Haggis. Here a is an entertaining video rendition of the the poem, so you can enjoy it recited in the beautiful Mother Tongue of Scotland...
There will also be lots of drinking... many glasses of whiskey will be raised and toasts made. To end the birthday bash, party goers also indulge in all forms of delicious Scottish desserts, washed down with a cuppa tea or a wee small glass of Drambuie. Ahh, what a way to party!
|I love Drambuie!|
Last year, I made a vegetarian version of haggis to celebrate that national birthday party. If you know how real haggis is made, you'll understand why I searched out a vegetarian version to make! This year, in honor of the upcoming celebration, I decided to corral some of my favorite Scottish foods that I've posted about last year & turn them into one big Robbie Burns Birthday Bash post for sharing on Meatless Monday. Enjoy!
|Low Fat Tipsy Laird Trifle ~ This is one SUPER easy & SUPER delicious dessert, with just a hint of Drambuie. Excellent! Come see the recipe & post I did on it ~ here. (there is even a kid friendly version, too)|
|Scottish Spiced Tea Cake ~ This is a wonderful tea cake/loaf that's easy to make. Come and check out the recipe and blog post I did on it ~here.|
So, let's raise a glass and wish Robbie Burns a very ~ Happy Birthday! I'll end with one of his famous toasts...
"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