Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Robbie Burns Day


January 25 is known as Robbie Burns Day in honour of the celebrated Scottish poet. (he wrote Auld Lang Syne)  My husband and I attended a Robbie Burns dinner at our local Royal Canadian Legion branch Saturday night and it was a lot of fun.
The pipers brought in the head table followed by the haggis which traditionally consists of sheep's internal organ meats, toasted oatmeal, suet, onions and spices in a sheep's stomach.  Many places use beef liver or ground beef instead of lamb and just a casing to bake it all in.
The Selkirk Grace as seen here was said and dinner of roast beef, mashed potatoes (champit tatties), mashed turnip (bashed neaps), greeen peas, cabbage salad with homemade baps was enjoyed. 
You'll have to enlarge the picture to see my dinner plate a little better but I did manage a nice big photo of the Scottish shortbread had with coffee afterwards.
Pretty pink Scotch heather was on each table and I've shown my Scottish thistle kilt pin here as well.
We don't have a Scottish background but do like to support the legion for their fund raising dinners.
Mary hosts Mosaic Monday each week and the 25th is her birthday so be sure to send her best wishes when you visit The Little Red House.

21 comments:

  1. What no picture of the haggis? :o) I had an uncle who made haggis....a bit much for me. What a wonderful mosaic and I learned something..well done!

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  2. Very nice to commemorate the day with a mosaic. I'd have loved to have a bit of the shortbread...love that treat.

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  3. How interesting! I have always heard about haggis, but have never tasted it! What a fun evening that must have been!...Debbie

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  4. Good hearty meal it looks like. Love to hear of the traditions in other places. ~Jeanne

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  5. That's a lovely kilt pin! Hmmm, I have not tried haggis, but I am so curious!

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  6. I'd enjoy going to a festival like this as I love to try new things, and having haggis would be a new experience. I already love shortbread. :-)
    Your pin is lovely!

    Happy MM!

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  7. I think I'd just stick with the shortbread ;) Very interesting and informative post!

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  8. That would be shortbread for me. Thank you very much. A great mosaic. But what really caught my eye was your beautiful header. Just beautiful. Sharon

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  9. Well that was very informative. Love to hear about other countries. There were several things in there I did not recognize but enjoyed reading about. That makes a nice mosaic. I love lavender. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings
    QMM

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  10. Beautiful mosaic, my hubby is Scottish and he likes haggis, but it's not for me, we will have tatties and neaps though. Love Burns poetry. Happy MM, Kathy.

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  11. I have always enjoyed your header, it is just awesome. The shortbread looks delicious. Your made a lovely mosaic in honour of the poet.

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  12. great mosiac...love your blog...

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  13. It's great that you're keep the tradition going.

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  14. Sounds like a lot of fun! Such a pretty pin. Love the bagpipes!! Did they have dancers too?

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  15. I have a Scottish background, so loved this post. I make shortbread from my Grandmother's recipe. Thanks for the memories!

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  16. Love your mosaic! Sounds like a good time! The shortbread looks so good!

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  17. Lovely mosaic commemorating this event ... sounds like a good time!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  18. What a fun mosaic. I love the shortbread and the thistle.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  19. Very nice! I LOVE shortbread! Have a wonderful week!

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  20. My son and I avoided haggis on our trip to Scotland and I don't feel the least bit deprived.

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