Sunday, August 16, 2009

my past week

Went to my first, and prob last Haggis party at Anna and Cam's place(i call them Camanna) Its called the Burn's Supper.
Haggis is a dish containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours.

Haggis is traditionally served with the Burns supper on the week of January 25, when Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, is commemorated. He wrote the poem Address to a Haggis, which starts "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!" During Burns's lifetime haggis was a popular dish for the poor, as it was very cheap, being made from leftover, otherwise thrown away, parts of a sheep (the most common livestock in Scotland), yet nourishing.

we had to bring a poem each to recite. I read this out, cos pens said grandma likes this poem
called I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth

this was mostly attended by church friends...had a good chat with some:)
this is andrew mackie....prob won the best dressed....he drew a tatto of the scottish flag on his right bicep(which is what he is looking at) haha. he was so proud of his bicep, he was kissing it!!!this is John, Elissa's husband.....i told him i wanted to take a pic cos he stored his beer in his bac pocket! ingenius! haha

Anna and Cam reading the "Address to the Haggis" before Cam stabs it with his scottish knife! that thing on the table is the Haggis. had some. tasted ok.

Arvo was in Gosford. visited phuong, jun and hilda. this is us playing taboo! my team won:)

lots of foood.....

thanks to chara, i brought over vegetarian bee hoon for lunch. she did 99% of the cooking and prep of this....
fri night had dinner with my church minister, John. too bad his wife was sick and couldnt join us.
the nite dylan left, we cooked lamb soup. yum!

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