I'll admit, it was a bit overwhelming, to be cooking all day long (made me appreciate what Patsy does for us every month A LOT more!). But it was all worth it, and everyone had a lovely time, and everyone enjoyed the food!
Since I'll be posting pictures of the pudding, I must just quote this passage from "A Christmas Carol" (by Dickens, of course) which was running through my head the entire time!
"Hallo! A great deal of steam! The pudding was out of the copper. A smell like a washing-day! That was the cloth. A smell like an eating-house and a pastrycook's next door to each other, with a laundress's next door to that! That was the pudding!"
For any reason, if you're interested, here are links to the other two years we celebrated Burns Night.
|I have oodles of string/ twine, but couldn't find it, so I just tied a knot in the cloth: the pudding about to be boiled.|
|The pudding completed!|
|Rachel - about to launch into a wonderful reading of "Address to a Haggis" (by Robert Burns, of course!).|
|The Haggis in question.|
|You can see the bemused and delighted expressions on everyones faces at the poem.|
|More happy faces! Who doesn't love Robert Burns?!|
|Tatties! (mashed potatoes).|
|Neeps! (mashed turnips/ swedes/ rutabagas).|