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We're hosting our first Burns Night Supper this Saturday and I was just wondering if anyone else here is having one or going to one or doing something to celebrate.


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There's something in my local pub but I haven't any specific plans... am sure weedebz will though - it's her birthday on 27th so she is having some kinda crazy haggis-eating party :lol:


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Last year I went to a Burns Night dinner hosted by a Scottish Society here in Louisiana. They served haggis, pipers played, poems read and lots more. It was a great night

Not planned anything for this year but i'll get a few drinks in at least.


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My Mum does volunteer work at a seniors residence. We used to go to the Robbie Burns nights there. It was fun. Anyway, my date one evening had never had haggis before, so he ate his, and everyone else's who didn't want theirs. Then he drank lots of beer. Then his stomach started blowing up as the haggis expanded as it absorbed the liquid. He was in mortal pain. It was funny and not-so-funny all at the same time. :lol:


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Well it's my b'day on Sunday so we having a burns supper at my parents for around 15 various friends and family members on Saturday. It's sort of been a tradition in the family that we celebrate Burn's night and my b'day together. Unfortuantly even though it's my b'day I don't get the day off. I make the crannachan. My aunt makes #######-a-leekie, my dad takes care of the haggis, neeps and tatties. There will be lots of cairn mhor wine and lots of various single malts ranging from a cheapish bowmore to my more expensive 25 year old port ellen. Oh and my dad also makes me a huge birthday cake. It's been this way since I was about 12 only thing that has changed is the fact that it usually goes on all night and much more alcohol consumed.


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Well it's my b'day on Sunday so we having a burns supper at my parents for around 15 various friends and family members on Saturday. It's sort of been a tradition in the family that we celebrate Burn's night and my b'day together. Unfortuantly even though it's my b'day I don't get the day off. I make the crannachan. My aunt makes #######-a-leekie, my dad takes care of the haggis, neeps and tatties. There will be lots of cairn mhor wine and lots of various single malts ranging from a cheapish bowmore to my more expensive 25 year old port ellen. Oh and my dad also makes me a huge birthday cake. It's been this way since I was about 12 only thing that has changed is the fact that it usually goes on all night and much more alcohol consumed.

Debz can i come????? i so love haggis neeps and tatties.... turnip is called something else over here... i forget its name :unsure::unsure: I want o open a chippy here mmmm haggis supper and a pickled onion :thumbs:


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Debz can i come????? i so love haggis neeps and tatties.... turnip is called something else over here... i forget its name :unsure::unsure: I want o open a chippy here mmmm haggis supper and a pickled onion :thumbs:

Are you talking about rutabaga? I've seen real turnips at organic grocery stores and the organic section of some supermarkets. :thumbs:


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the store that i work for sells both (purple top) turnips and rutabagas as well. i've never had either!


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Well it's my b'day on Sunday so we having a burns supper at my parents for around 15 various friends and family members on Saturday. It's sort of been a tradition in the family that we celebrate Burn's night and my b'day together. Unfortuantly even though it's my b'day I don't get the day off. I make the crannachan. My aunt makes #######-a-leekie, my dad takes care of the haggis, neeps and tatties. There will be lots of cairn mhor wine and lots of various single malts ranging from a cheapish bowmore to my more expensive 25 year old port ellen. Oh and my dad also makes me a huge birthday cake. It's been this way since I was about 12 only thing that has changed is the fact that it usually goes on all night and much more alcohol consumed.

Debz can i come????? i so love haggis neeps and tatties.... turnip is called something else over here... i forget its name :unsure::unsure: I want o open a chippy here mmmm haggis supper and a pickled onion :thumbs:

no problem...you are all welcome...I have a cheiftain haggis and a normal one so enough to feed a small army. Been practicing my bodhran playing and I'm still sh*te but been sh*te everyother year and I pull it off....JUST!!! I just blame lack of talant on the whisky!! Usually after the meal my mate plays his chanter (full pipes too loud in a wee hoose), I play my bodhran, my other mate plays the fiddle and we clear the furniture out of the livingroom for a very wee but fun ceilidh!


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Debz can i come????? i so love haggis neeps and tatties.... turnip is called something else over here... i forget its name :unsure::unsure: I want o open a chippy here mmmm haggis supper and a pickled onion :thumbs:

Are you talking about rutabaga? I've seen real turnips at organic grocery stores and the organic section of some supermarkets. :thumbs:

What's called a turnip in Scotland is called a swede in England and a rutabaga in the US.

What's called a turnip in the US and England is called a white turnip in Scotland.

I'm glad we discovered this before I made the neeps and tatties!

Any of you having Burns Night in the US? It's a real pain, it's illegal to import real haggis so you can only get canned or one that's made in the US. We found a British site that had an American manufacturer but they still charged £30 (yes, in pounds) including shipping for the small one. We finally ordered from these folks, they send you canned haggis and an artificial casing to stuff it yourself. Hope it works. We ordered it in vegetarian and then a few cans of real haggis for people to sample. (Neither Gareth nor I eat meat.)

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Bethany (NJ, USA) & Gareth (Scotland, UK)

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Debz can i come????? i so love haggis neeps and tatties.... turnip is called something else over here... i forget its name :unsure::unsure: I want o open a chippy here mmmm haggis supper and a pickled onion :thumbs:

Are you talking about rutabaga? I've seen real turnips at organic grocery stores and the organic section of some supermarkets. :thumbs:

What's called a turnip in Scotland is called a swede in England and a rutabaga in the US.

What's called a turnip in the US and England is called a white turnip in Scotland.

I'm glad we discovered this before I made the neeps and tatties!

Any of you having Burns Night in the US? It's a real pain, it's illegal to import real haggis so you can only get canned or one that's made in the US. We found a British site that had an American manufacturer but they still charged £30 (yes, in pounds) including shipping for the small one. We finally ordered from these folks, they send you canned haggis and an artificial casing to stuff it yourself. Hope it works. We ordered it in vegetarian and then a few cans of real haggis for people to sample. (Neither Gareth nor I eat meat.)

Canned haggis? That sounds like sacrilege.


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Canned haggis? That sounds like sacrilege.

Why? How is it different to put it in a can versus a sheep's stomach?

The husband (lived the first 18 years of his live in Dundee and next 7 in Glasgow) isn't bothered.


Bethany (NJ, USA) & Gareth (Scotland, UK)

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01 Nov 2007: N-400 FedEx'd to TSC

05 Nov 2007: NOA-1 Date

28 Dec 2007: Check cashed

05 Jan 2008: NOA-1 Received

02 Feb 2008: Biometrics notice received

23 Feb 2008: Biometrics at Albuquerque ASC

12 Jun 2008: Interview letter received

12 Aug 2008: Interview at Albuquerque DO--PASSED!

15 Aug 2008: Oath Ceremony

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Any information, opinions, etc., given by me are based entirely on personal experience, observations, research common sense, and an insanely accurate memory; and are not in any way meant to constitute (1) legal advice nor (2) the official policies/advice of my employer.

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Update on the canned haggis and our American Burns Night:

1. The stuff-your-own-haggis [into a parchment casing] kit worked wonderfully. Looked realistic and didn't split in the double boiler or when stabbed.

2. The sirloin beef haggis was excellent, the vegetarian haggis was a bit under-spiced.

3. Everyone was really into it and had a great time.


Bethany (NJ, USA) & Gareth (Scotland, UK)

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01 Nov 2007: N-400 FedEx'd to TSC

05 Nov 2007: NOA-1 Date

28 Dec 2007: Check cashed

05 Jan 2008: NOA-1 Received

02 Feb 2008: Biometrics notice received

23 Feb 2008: Biometrics at Albuquerque ASC

12 Jun 2008: Interview letter received

12 Aug 2008: Interview at Albuquerque DO--PASSED!

15 Aug 2008: Oath Ceremony

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Any information, opinions, etc., given by me are based entirely on personal experience, observations, research common sense, and an insanely accurate memory; and are not in any way meant to constitute (1) legal advice nor (2) the official policies/advice of my employer.

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