Friday, January 25, 2008

Burns Day in Anniston

The great Scottish poet Robert Burns is honored today. At The Star, we find ourselves in possession of a can of gin-u-wine Scottish haggis sent by a former intern who is now in St. Andrews.

I emailed some folks on the BBC's food message board, and they had some recommendations for making a shepherd's pie from the haggis. Done, with two sticks of butter in the mashed potatoes.

I also roasted some potatoes and rutabagas (neeps and tatties, in Scots terms) to go with them. This won't be a meal for the faint of heart, and we've apparently got a lot of faint hearts up here at the paper.