Burns, Haggises, Celebrations.

I missed Burns Night. I remembered while I was on the plane Monday that it was both my half-birthday AND Burns Night. Then I landed and we went out to dinner, forgetting all our original plans of making a vegetarian haggis and hiring a bagpiper. We'd even bought a rutabaga for the occasion, but now it just sits lonely in the fridge, awaiting a future mashing.

In happier (and related) news, I've finally got a confirmed date in Edinburgh. It's only one day, however, so I will need to order as many jacket potatoes and as many vegan haggises (proper plural is NOT "haggi," as many sources contend, although I admit that is more fun to say) as possible in a 24 hour period.

And before you knock the idea of a vegan haggis, I challenge you to Google and cook ANY vegan haggis recipe and stand it up to an actual haggis. It is infinitely better only because you KNOW you're not eating anything to do with stomach lining, but you've got the same spices. Plus, you still feel sort of _So I Married an Axe Murderer_, which is fun.

Anyway, I'm bummed that I missed Burns Night. Maybe I'll start a new tradition and celebrate Half-Burns Night on July 25. Hmmmmm ... we're gonna need a bagpiper....


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