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Old 01-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #1
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Burns' Night Supper - Are you/how will you enjoy it? 1/25/2014

Just wondering if anyone over the pond there will be celebrating this Scottish traditional feast tonight?
There will be 8 of us ( small but select) and we will be having;
Cullen Skink with Soda bread
Followed by;
Haggis, Neeps and Tatties..........naturally
followed by;
Raspberry Souffle and lavender Shortbread.
Followed by;
Auld Alliance with Oatcakes. That is Roquefort cheese creamed together with some Malt Whiskey to make a delicious cream cheese.

Obviously, We will enjoy Whiskey, Music and poetry as the evening progresses.
My Son suggested a Burns Night Supper to his Celtic friends and colleagues in Spain where he lives..............last count was 35 'yesses' so THAT should be a good night!!

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Old 01-25-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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Sounds like a great time, Menumaker! I need a translation though, what are skink, neeps, and tatties? Here, a skink is a type of lizard.
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:06 PM   #3
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Cullen Skink is a wonderful, creamy fish soup made with smoked Haddock, onions, chopped parsley and potato puree. Skink' is gaelic for 'essence' so basically, essence of the sea.
Neeps are mashed Swede turNIPS, the yellow, buttery kind seasoned with salt, pepper, nutmeg and a little cream and tatties are mashed poTATOES. I haven't gone mad on the keyboard, just trying to point out how the words became known to the local population
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:12 PM   #4
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Perfect explanation! And I'm glad you're not cooking lizards!
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:21 PM   #5
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Skink sounds good.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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No traditional Burns Night Supper though it sounds wonderful. I am really in a cooking sort of mood though (maybe there is some Scottish gene I am unaware of.)

I'm going to make a pork roast, mashed potato's with a mushroom gravy and some German style red cabbage (Rotkohl.) With all that I'm just going to slice up some cucumbers and tomato's for the veg.

I was going through my recipes and I found a long lost Butterkuchen recipe that I'm going to make. It's actually a yeast cake and from what I remember it's to die for. I haven't made it in 15 years or so. I'll post a pic on the what's baking thread if its presentable.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:57 PM   #7
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We are have pease porridge with smoked ham, Shrek will be having turnips and I will have some beets. Dessert will be purchased Carrot Cake.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:06 PM   #8
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Is this the daily dinner thread or a holiday meal thread? Or just a member saying what they are fixing for a special meal themselves?
It's not in the right (loose) format for a dinner thread.
And so few people have replied I'm guessing they are wondering, too...

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Is this the daily dinner thread or a holiday meal thread? Or just a member saying what they are fixing for a special meal themselves?
It's not in the right (loose) format for a dinner thread.
And so few people have replied I'm guessing they are wondering, too...

We are celebrating with some butter chicken, dahl, aloo, and naan...a night off from playing so I am heading out to a couple of bars to hear friends play. I'll make sure to have a couple of Scotch Whiskey's....
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It's in Today's Menu, so I guess it's today's menu!

We may celebrate with CraigC's coconut shrimp recipe. I'm all out of haggis, but we have Scotch!
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