I know, I know... we should have had this Friday night, but it just didn't work out. Our plan was to make it for dinner Sunday, but then I ended up being sick and slept most of the day, so that didn't happen either. But aside from having a bit of a groggy wake-up (groggier than normal anyway) and a bit of a cough, I seem to have kicked the headcold to the curb... so I decided to give it a go for dinner tonight!
As I mentioned last week
, I was able to get a haggis from Proper British Bacon
, even if it did make me feel like I was some sort of secret agent heading to a clandestine meeting to pick up the secret goods from the back of a van in the bottom level of a parking garage. Now, I've had haggis before and I know I like it... but I've never *cooked* one. Thankfully, I'd made some lamb stock the last time we had lamb bones around, so I had something to use to steam it in. And yeah, while it's cooking it looks as unappetizing as you might imagine.( Haggis fresh out of the pot. )
It is, however, incredibly tasty!! I made neeps (in this case, turnips... although I think next time I might try parsnips, since I understand they're traditional as well) and tatties (aka potatoes), which wasn't anything I hadn't made before under different names. I decided we really needed something green to go with it, so I cooked up some kale in a bit of vegan buttery spread and garlic. And yeah, I cheated a bit and bought some beef gravy from the store, but it worked out really well.( Behold the yumminess of haggis! )
Really, when it comes down to it, it's just another sort of meatloaf... prepared in a slight different way. And so, so good.Crossposted from my Livejournal