November 30, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Posting this to gauge interest and to see how much haggis to order...
St. Andrew's Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on November 30 in Scotland.
I thought the perfect Scottish feast to celebrate would be - what else? Haggis!
And of course, what better else to pair w/ the haggis but Scotch whisky?
I'll order a Haggis (from www.scottishhaggis.com) based on the number of people that show interest. The biggest available is the Chieftain which the site says is good for up to 10 as a main course (it's 5 lbs). I don't mind buying the haggis, but as such I'll need to limit the number of people attending to 10 (for space reasons as well).
Haggis is traditionally served in Scotland with "neeps 'n tatties". The "tatties" are mashed potatoes and the "neeps" are short for "turnips", but to add to the confusion, in Scotland the "turnips" are what we call "rutabaga" or "swede." I'll fix up enough "neeps n' tatties" to go along with the haggis.
Things others can bring:
Whisky (ask me if you don't know whisky or aren't sure)
Smoked Salmon as an appetizer
Walker's Shortbread or other dessert
If there's interest, after (or during) dinner we can watch a Scottish movie. Brave (Pixar) just came out, and I have it, but I also have Braveheart and some other choices via Netflix/Vudu/etc.