To beg any of you Scottish mumsnetters to help me with a Burns Supper?

(93 Posts)
Diddydollydo Thu 03-Jan-13 08:48:53

In his drunken rantings on NYE, DH has invited 4 other couples to our house at the end of Jan for a 'Burns Supper'. DH's best mate is Scottish, hence the idea and thought it would be a nice change for the rest of us. I'm quite happy to do this as I love cooking (except our house is tiny so it'll be a squeeze smile. Now here is my problem - I have NO idea what to serve apart from haggis, tatties and turnip (neeps?) so I need help! I want to do a haggis dish and a simple chicken dish and also serve some other traditional Scottish bits like shortbread etc so Scottish mumsnetters, HELP! grin

NotInMyDay Thu 03-Jan-13 08:54:18

1. Make tablet

I often make chicken stuffed with haggis, wrapped in bacon and served with whisky sauce. Yum.

scrablet Thu 03-Jan-13 08:55:02

Combine both and make Balmoral chicken? Haggis stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon. A little less 'in your face' than a whole portion of haggis maybe.
Shortbread quite easy to make and can be made a wee bit in advance.
Cranachan for desert maybe, or a cheeseboard with oatcakes and Crowdie.
Some Irn Bru? smile

scrablet Thu 03-Jan-13 08:55:57

x posts Not! grin

weblette Thu 03-Jan-13 08:56:08

Some cranachan would be good for pud.

weblette Thu 03-Jan-13 08:56:44

Great minds scrablet and yy to the IrnBru grin

Euphemia Thu 03-Jan-13 08:58:31

Don't make it too fancy - we're simple folks, we Scots. smile

Diddydollydo Thu 03-Jan-13 09:00:03

Oh I hadn't thought of Irn Bru! How do I make tablet?

The reason for the chicken is because DH's mate's wife (also Scottish) said that haggis was 'boggin' (my new favourite word!) so the chicken is for her!

Diddydollydo Thu 03-Jan-13 09:03:17

I don't want it too fancy either Euphemia, I love cooking but simple and tasty is my motto! grin

weblette Thu 03-Jan-13 09:12:40

If the thought of meat haggis is too much, veggie haggis, especially MacSweens is delish.

Moominsarehippos Thu 03-Jan-13 09:14:35

Tablet - bleurch!

Cock a leekie soup or salmon
Haggis and veg or chicken pie
Crannachan
Whisky

Naked twister is also traditional (i made that bit up)

bigfuckoffpie Thu 03-Jan-13 09:18:03

Usual menu IME is:

Cockaleekie soup
Haggis, neeps and tatties
Cranachan and/or oatcakes and cheese

Sometimes a steak pie or beef stew gets served along with the main - the main advantage to this over the chicken is that it comes with gravy and traditional HNT can be a bit dry otherwise (although I'd ditch one of the other courses in this case).

Google for "Sunday Herald tablet recipe" for tablet - it can be a bit tricky to make as it involves boiling sugar to high temperatures, it's worked three out the four times I've made it.

Also, lots of whisky.

The whole poetry aspect can easily be dispensed with, but if you want to have one or two, then I'd go for the Address to a Haggis and the Selkirk Grace (unless your DH has ambitions of reciting the whole of Tam O'Shanter!).

Pixieonthemoor Thu 03-Jan-13 09:19:05

Aha weblette I was just also about to suggest cranachan -great minds!! It's a doddle to make, can be done in advance and is utterly delicious!! I always include some scottish raspberries with mine but might be tricky to find at this time of year. If you want an easy starter, you can get some lovely smoked venison slices with some salad on the side and a drizzle of balsamic. For what it's worth, my absolute fave haggis is Macsween which I am sure you could source on the net and M & S does a nice onion gravy that goes well (not really traditional but yum all the same!!)

Oh and whisky. It's a must!!

Such fun!

<wanders off to plan own burns night now>

tiffinbaker Thu 03-Jan-13 09:31:24

When we do Burns' night we have the following for pudding:

Give each person a small plate. In the centre of the table place:

Tablet
Shortbread
Oatcakes
mini meringues
A big bowl of raspberries (sometimes other berries too)
runny honey
a bowl of oats which you have toast-fried in butter till golden
some sweetenned whisky-cream (double cream to which you have added some whiskey and some golden icing sugar)
some plain cream
Several different single-malt whiskies.

Everyone gets to combine these ingredients in whatever ratios seem good to them.

There is no need for the main course to be any more complex than haggis with neeps and nips (any root vegetable, doesn't have to be turnip specifically - we usually have a small amount of turnip in a medelly with carrot, parsnip and sweet potato. Although traditionally your veg should be "bashed" (i.e. mashed) we usually have some mashed and some roasted as wedges for variey - and one green veg usually peas.

We don't usually bother with a starter but if you want one then you can't go wrong with Scotland's National Soup.

Your other indispensible requirements are a good supply of decent single malts and a book of The Bard's poetry for you to take turns reading from (the former is indispensible in order to give you the courage to do the latter). And a CD of bagpipe music to play when you carry in the haggis. The ode to the haggis should be read before the haggis is cut into, with a large knife weilded and plunged into the haggis at the appropriate point in the poem. We sometimes also read from McGonagall too for variety. There is no need to bother with the traditional "toast to the lassies" and "response from the lassies" if you don't have participants who are enthusiastic enough to do them.

Diddydollydo Thu 03-Jan-13 09:44:05

Wow thank you all so much! All sounds very complicated! I'm looking forward to it actually I think it'll be great fun. I don't suppose Just Dance is traditional after the meal by any chance? smile

Groovee Thu 03-Jan-13 09:46:02

Stovies would be better!

Groovee Thu 03-Jan-13 09:46:10

Stovies would be better!

Groovee Thu 03-Jan-13 09:46:58

Only if it's Scottish Country Dancing on Just Dance

alwayspregnant Thu 03-Jan-13 09:51:43

Haggis pie with peppercorn sauce

Layer it up add caramelised onions between the haggis layer and turnip/carrot layer then mash on top with breadcrumbs on top. Serve with peppercorn sauce. Very successful and easy to make.

tiffinbaker Thu 03-Jan-13 09:55:18

Or see if you can get a playlist made up entirely of Runrig, Capercaillie, Proclaimers etc.

MsHighwater Thu 03-Jan-13 09:56:44

At formal Burns Suppers, the haggis is often served as a separate course with something else, often steak pie, as the main, i.e, largest dish. Also, in Scottish restaurants, HNT is sometimes served as a starter in a stack - formed in a metal ring with mashed potato base, then haggis, finishing with mashed turnip (the type you might call swede). A whisky sauce often accompanies.

I wholeheartedly endorse cranachan as a suggested dessert. Truly gorgeous even if raspberries are out of season. If you get tablet (I'd probably buy, rather than make), you can serve it in place of mints with coffee.

decktheballs Thu 03-Jan-13 10:00:07

Lentil soup
Haggis, neeps and tatties layered in a pie
Cranachan
Tis tradition in this house

SolidGoldFrankensteinandmurgh Thu 03-Jan-13 10:01:41

One of my mates does a Burns Night supper every year: we have oatcakes with smoked salmon and cream cheese followed by soup (usually chicken and veg though it varies). Then the haggis, served with mashed roots (potato, carrot, swede, parsnip, turnip in various proportions) and a whisky-cream sauce. Followed by cranachan and a shot of whisky.

Followed by depravity over which I shall draw a veil wink.

And remember, neeps are NOT the English turnips, the little white and pink things you get here.

Back home in my part of Scotland, neeps are what Sassenachs would call swede.

I was confused when I moved here and someone served turnips at tea time!

I have a Burns Supper for 12 every year. I start with Scotch Broth (yuk, but it's traditional and everyone else likes it) then haggis neeps and tatties, with individual steak pies for the two weirdos people who don't like haggis.

You'll also need someone to address the haggis, a man to toast the lassies, and a woman to reply. At mine, everyone reads a favourite Burns poem or makes one up in the style of Burns. He was filthy - take a look at Cock Up Your Beaver, for example.

And then we just have whisky for pudding.

Not traditional but you can't forget "Deep Fried Mars Bars" for pud.

And there's an ice-cream in Sainsburys (IIRC Mackies that my Glaswegian DH raves about.

Probably hard to find but those pies with the hard thin pastry and the little raised rim (so that you can pile peas onto it)- filled with spicy mutton (AKA "stingy mince pies")
Macaroni cheese pies (the mind boggles)

And when my dad came to visit me, (in the Sarf East) he was delighted to find chicken curry pies in Morrisons.

quoteunquote Thu 03-Jan-13 10:26:47

what mankyscotslass said, turnips are for cattle and sheep.

I'm a shocked that some serve haggis not whole,

How do you then address the haggis?

Rabbie would be shocked.

Euphemia Thu 03-Jan-13 10:30:36

Ooh thanks for Cock Up Your Beaver! I've found the very poem for my new class to learn for Burns' Night. grin

Diddydollydo Thu 03-Jan-13 10:40:52

I am officially excited about this now, brilliant suggestions from everyone! smile

quoteunquote Thu 03-Jan-13 10:46:35

when I was at school in Scotland(Edinburgh), we all had to learn two poems each year, they would choose one and you could choose at least one other,

Reply to a trimming epistle,Twa wives, and the Hugh logan ones were all popular, you had to recite them in front of the whole school and local dignitaries

"What ails ye now, ye lousie bitch" is great to say when staring at your headmistress.

google "My girl she’s airy"... it is vair rude...

How about some haggis pakoras? grin all the takeaways here in Glasgow do them.

Cullin skink soup - yum, yum.

Irn Bru is a must.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 03-Jan-13 11:06:25

Eddi Reader singing My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose brings a tear to my eye.

Oh yes, she's got an album of Burns Songs?

Smashing.

I rather fancy hosting one myself now!

Highlander Thu 03-Jan-13 11:08:29

Traditional meal is:

Cock a leekie soup/smoked salmon with oatcakes

Haggis neeps and tatties. Can serve up a steak pie as well

Cranachan or clootie dumpling

I do all the usual speeches, plus everyone has to recite a bit of Burns.

I second the Cullen Skink. It's amazing and so easy to make.

I love Twa Wives - is that the one where she "cackit doon her breeches"?

Yep, I think there's some girl on girl action too.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 03-Jan-13 11:16:41

If you're looking for 'nibbles', Lidl's had Haggis and something crisps the other day. they're made by Mackies, which is a lovely Scottish brand. 70 mentions them above, they also do ice cream.

poachedeggs Thu 03-Jan-13 11:17:09

You HAVE to have the toast to the lassies and a reply - that's the fun bit!

If people are not big haggis fans it makes a great starter if you microwave it with cream and Drambuie - serve with oatcakes smile

Yes to cranachan. I like it with Greek yogurt instead of cream, and with plenty heather honey and whisky through it.

Yum!

poachedeggs Thu 03-Jan-13 11:20:45

Yes to Mackie's too - icecream of the gods!

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 03-Jan-13 11:21:07

And re music, you probably need some Flower of Scotland at some point. My favourite rendition is Amy McDonald, live at Hampden Park (can get it on youtube). Prob best if you play it later on in evening, for maximum Roar-Along potential.

And for the antithesis: The Corries, a gentle, folk-duo, who were the soundtrack to my early life as my parents loved them. Would make good chilled music for when people are just arriving.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 03-Jan-13 11:23:22

How does everyone here make their Whisky Sauce for the haggis? I do it, in what I consider the traditional style - ie take some whisky and chuck it on the haggis... I know some people big jessies faff around and dilute it out with cream and the like...

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Thu 03-Jan-13 11:25:16

I know someone has mentioned it but you should really try to get some veggie haggis too. It really spicy and has a much nicer texture than 'real' haggis.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 03-Jan-13 11:28:11

I loved the Corries too Hazel.
That would be a good choice for the music.

quoteunquote Thu 03-Jan-13 11:32:39

We always have The Cast playing, terrible good for homesickness, the winnowing, is a great album, they all are.

www.mairicampbell.co.uk/music/
www.myspace.com/mairicampbelldavefrancis

Salmotrutta Thu 03-Jan-13 11:41:08

You must not read the address to the haggis by the way.

It must be recited from memory as you can't be holding a book and stabbing the haggis.

Plus it looks crap reading it rather than reciting.

And it's not a proper Burns supper if there is no toast to the lassies or a reply from them.

My grandad was in the Burns society.

I urge you all to read Holy Willy's Prayer - it's fabulous.

Salmotrutta Thu 03-Jan-13 11:42:31

God, I'm sorry that sounded very rude and like I was barking orders at you!! blush blush

Balmoral chicken is yum but I agree about addressing the haggis!

Waitrose sell black pudding scotch eggs, they might be a good idea. You can get tablet ice cream and Irn Bru ice cream or we've always made irn bru floats, so a scoop of vanilla ice cream in a glass of Irn Bru, it's lovely.

I know a lot of people wont like this but I mix grated cheese in with my haggis and neeps, if you don't like the taste much then try that.

Black pudding scotch eggs!!! I've never heard of anything quite so delicious sounding. I will plan an excursion to Waitrose.

They are massive as well and cost about a pound. We got them from the one in Byres road, DP said they were lovely. I couldn't stomach the thought of them, pregnancy has made me go off pretty much all food.

They had them at the deli counter.

That's near my work. Bang goes the new year diet.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 03-Jan-13 12:01:09

Schro - where sells tablet ice cream? I demand to know this!

<slitters all over tha keyboard>

Whatdoiknowanyway Thu 03-Jan-13 12:03:26

I don't like Irn Bru myself but I was at a wedding in Scotland where they had an ice cream counter serving Irn Bru ice cream!
We used to do Burns Night every year with another family (both dads are from Scotland) when all our kids were small. I remember my young daughter attracting amused stares in the supermarket (we're in the south east) when she asked for Haggis for tea. We ate it a lot and I agree with the earlier poster who recommended vegetarian haggis - much nicer than it sounds.

tittytittyhanghang Thu 03-Jan-13 12:03:59

I would have haggis balls to start, followed by stovies. Only cos i looooveee stovies

Tablet is straightforward enough to make but getting the temperature/times/colour can be tricky.

Irn Bru as well.

My gran used to make clootie dumpling but ive never liked it, too much along the lines of wedding cake/christmas cake etc <boak>

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Thu 03-Jan-13 12:04:22

I love tablet, but tablet ice cream is grim IMO.

tittytittyhanghang Thu 03-Jan-13 12:04:45

visocchios in the ferry sell tablet icecream, tasty but vair expensive.

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Thu 03-Jan-13 12:05:57

grin at tittytitty. That's where I got it too. Thought it was shocking.

tittytittyhanghang Thu 03-Jan-13 12:07:18

I though it lovely but im sure we were over £20 for 4 cones, which even for doublers is a bit shock

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Thu 03-Jan-13 12:09:55

It is expensive but worth it for the raspberry ripple. grin

Agent I am jealous you are near Waitrose. envy

Hazel It was either Tesco or Asda, I will have a look later and get back to you.

RillaBlythe Thu 03-Jan-13 12:12:53

We do burns night, haggis on oat cakes, cheese, nibbles. Bring a poem.

forgetmenots Thu 03-Jan-13 12:16:26

Stovies with oatcakes and beetroot! Yum!
You can go posh and have smoked salmon, scallops etc to start, or a lovely Cullen skink, haggis always good even for a taste, you could have Angus beef, Stornoway black pud... The Balmoral chicken is a great idea and the cranachan too. Pinhead oats and a decent glug of whisky is best smile

Definitely got to have some poems and some set dancing (Gay Gordons, anyone?) - singing too if you're game! A cd of Scottish music if not. Whisky, irn bru, shortbread, tablet... Everyone has to wear tartan smile

I flipping love a good burns supper.

Rhumba Thu 03-Jan-13 12:16:35

If you want to make tablet you can spend ages getting it just right with lots of boiling and stiring or you can just google microwave tablet......

We did a taste test recently and it got the thumbs up!

WeWilsonAMerryChristmas Thu 03-Jan-13 12:18:56

oooh stovies..... I must have stovies.

Ye banks and braes oh bonnie doon <sings>

Totally in the mood for a burns supper now!

Agree with McSweens Haggis and Mackies ice cream. Proper cranachan is lovely for pudding. And Edie Reader has a fantastic voice but you may need something a bit more upbeat and funky to mix it with.

And get some decent malt. ( go to an independent whisky shop if you can for advice, tell them the style you would like: peaty, smoky, golden, milder, smoother etc and they will be able to help you choose. ) I like island heavy peaty malts like Talisker and Laphroaig. also enjoy ardbeg, bruichladdich etc with spicy haggis but some lighter Speyside /Highland malts might be easier if you are not used to whisky. Glenlivet is over commercialised shit and don't for gods sake buy crappy blends if you value your guests (and their throat linings).

Have fun!!

Glenfiddich or McAllans are nice whiskeys if you can't get to a whiskey shop.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 03-Jan-13 12:25:37

See, Toomuch - your listed malts are lovely for supping, but for cranachan, I'd want something sweet, and really unpeated. For me, the best cranachan malt is Dalwhinnie, with its honey notes. Macallan would be my No 2 choice (for cranachan).

AmberLeaf Thu 03-Jan-13 12:27:52

Oh Im so hungry for haggis now! and stovies too.

Not forgetting the tablet.

I also want to know about SGBs Burns night depravity.

ALittleBitOfMagic Thu 03-Jan-13 12:31:36

I would definitely agree with making chicken balmoral . That way you are making all the same dishes so it's easier for you. But if anyone doesn't like haggis they can just eat the chicken (I'm Scottish and hate haggis !grin)

Yy to irn bru and mackies too

And I would get tennents lager as well !

Traditionally the haggis is piped in with the chef carrying it so if you really want to get into it I'd get a cd and have the haggis "piped" in ! grin

poachedeggs Thu 03-Jan-13 12:44:06

A good beginner's whisky would be A'Bunadh (by Aberlour) or Tomintoul 16. The gentle dram, I believe they call it! A fine whisky distilled by nice people wink

I'd not bother with anything West Coast unless you know your guests like it. The smoky taste makes me yak and I don't mind a wee dram.

Salmotrutta Thu 03-Jan-13 12:48:11

Highland Park is a lovely malt for people who don't like the iodiney taste of the Islay malts.

tiffinbaker Thu 03-Jan-13 14:22:19

It's really not hard to make your own haggis - the only issue is getting hold of a skin to put it in (at a pinch you can use a boil-in-the-bag-bag - a whole sheep's gut is more authentic but can be tricky to source, or you can get hold of large-diameter sausage skins from some butchers - if all else fails you can use a baking dish and bake the haggis rather than boiling it)

Home made haggises are infinitely nicer than shop-bought and you'll impress your friends more.

Quantities for 4-6 people:

The day before (or even earlier):

Boil 75g barley in stock for about an hour.
Chop half an onion finely, fry with 200g mince or minced lights/offal or quorn mince/soya mince for a veggie version

Put the cooked mince&onion mixture into a mixing bowl and add the cooked barley and 75g oats, slosh in a little whisky. Add 1tsp salt, 1.5 tsp ground black pepper, 0.5 tsp cayenne and 0.5 tsp allspice and stir well. Allow to cool enough that you can handle it comfortably. Stir in 50g suet (or veggie suet)

Stuff into a bag (ensuring there is no air in there with the haggis) and put into the fridge, allow to mature at least overnight or for a few days.

On the day of the supper, just boil the bag for 40 minutes.

It takes zero skill and minimum effort.

popcornpaws Thu 03-Jan-13 16:24:51

And the Irn Bru should be in a glass bottle, not cans or plastic bottles and not diet!!

BeeBawBabbity Thu 03-Jan-13 16:38:25

Me too manky, I planted some 'turnip' seeds a friend gave me and couldn't understand why they went wrong!

I know now to call it swede.

Tis lovely if you mash it with sweet potato and carrot. smile

MrsKeithRichards Thu 03-Jan-13 16:48:24

You'll need to address the haggis and appoint someone to do the toasts to the lassies and the reply from the lassies. These can and should be hilarious.

lurkerspeaks Thu 03-Jan-13 16:49:12

I lived in London last year on secondment from my Scottish base.

I had a massive burns supper for colleagues who were all v. curious. I'm a lazy cook and despite the protestations about how disgusting haggis was I decided I wasn't going to cook anything else but bought up loads of Veggie haggis (on the basis that anyone revolted by meat haggis would just eat veg). I made a massive vat of clapshot too (which is basically bashed neeps and tatties ready mixed up).

Despite only have 4 out of 16 pre dinner who were going to eat meat haggis and 12 who were vowing to only eat veggie we got through 2 meat haggi (can never decide what the plural of haggis is...) designed to feed 10 (ie enough haggis for 20 people) and had shed load of veggie left. The moral of this is that the English like haggis more than they think they will! Sod the scot who doesn't eat it!

I usually do smoked salmon and oatcakes for starters as my burns suppers are often so massive they are buffet style and soup requires you to have lots of bowls!

Cranachan for dessert as per the others and sometimes apple crumble too for those who don't like cream. Mackies ice cream is traditional.

I also had loads of tunnocks products - tea cakes/ caramel logs and Irn Bru.

We got everything we need from Waitrose (even Irn Bru) with no bother which surprised me in Central London.

You could be poncy and have a bit of whisky tasting comparing a peatie Island Malt, a lowland one and a highland one. Personally I'm a bit of a peat monster. Tasting sets are often available from the specialist retailers. You could go totally bonkers and also have scottish gin and tonics to start as we make fabulous gin (The Botanist being my favourite).

Oh and have a go at tablet it is fairly straightforward provided you don't get freaked out by bubbling sugar.

Loads of fab. kitchy textiles to decorate your table at Gillian Kyle (and no she isn't paying me to say that!)

MrsKeithRichards Thu 03-Jan-13 16:51:30

Oh fuck it, I'll say it, some of these suggestions sound like an awful tacky badly done Scottish theme night, a Burns supper is not that.

Littlechangeforthis Thu 03-Jan-13 16:53:02

Tunnocks teacakes also!

Equis and tortalanos both sell tablet ice cream

forgetmenots Thu 03-Jan-13 17:00:51

Och aye mrskeith but a trad supper could be quite hard going for a novice, break them in gently and all that! Wish we could do the kitsch stuff on St. Andrew's day and leave burns nicht but there isn't much of a do on St Andrew's really.

HazeltheMcWitch Thu 03-Jan-13 17:21:22

Well, MrsKeith - surely it's just a matter of taste? And no, I don't mean good taste vs bad, I mean it's up to the host/s how they want their night to be.

When I host a BN, I like it fun and friendly, and I hope it will extend into drunken and raucous. As well as remembering/showcasing the works of the Bard, IMHO it shines a spotlight on and celebrates Scotland itself. So yes, I'd play Flower of Scotland. And I'd serve haggis crisps.

My worst ever BN was when I was in the US: it was a sober and reverential affair. And I went home sober.

Agent64 Thu 03-Jan-13 20:24:24

To A Mouse, On Turning Up Her Nest With The Plough would bring tears to a glass eye.

I want to have a BN now - but not a sober and reverential one Hazel wink

What's the point of that, when the man himself was anything but grin

Groovee Fri 04-Jan-13 09:07:32

Asda sell tablet ice cream and so does the chocolate lounge in Harvey Nicks

Salmotrutta Fri 04-Jan-13 11:40:41

just to add - if there are any visitors/new people invited to the supper (e.g visitors from another country or whatever) there should be a welcoming toast To The Strangers Among Us and they should do a reply.

Tam O'Shanter is a rollicking good yarn if one of your guests could read it? But they would need to get the accents and pronunciation right for full effect! grin

... "Weel done cutty sark"

Moominsarehippos Fri 04-Jan-13 18:51:42

I remember having to learn that by heart in primary school!

Pacific Fri 04-Jan-13 19:21:44

For those who over-indulged at Christmas. grin

FAREWEEL TO A HAGGIS (With apologies to Burns)

Fair fa' my honest sonsie face
Great failure o' the slimmin' race
Abune them a' I tak my place
Outsize am wearin'
The cellulite's a damned disgrace
On hough and airm

Ma groanin belly's here tae fill
Ma hurdie's like a distant hill
A gourmet dinner fits the bill
In time o' need
While through ma pores the booze distils
Like amber bead

Ma mou' wi' dimpled nieve I dight
An' cut ma mait wi' ready slicht
Wi' beaded bubbles winkin' bricht
Atop ma beer
Anticipate that Burns' nicht is drawin' near

Sic fancy fare as French Ragout
Escargot, brie or Irish stew
Wad gaur some skinny cratur's grue
Ach, whit a scunner
Ae leuk at me, they air their view
Ignore ma hunger

But now I've joined a slimmin club
They've daured me visit ony pub
They'll need to sellotape ma gub
Och how they nag us
It's nocht but plates o' rabbit grub
An NEA MAIR HAGGIS!

Brilliant, Pacific. grin

beanandspud Fri 04-Jan-13 19:56:25

I love Burns Night. I think it's compulsory to recite this poem though. grin

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