Host a Burns Night Supper
A celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns, is a lovely way to give a nod to any Scottish roots (my mother in law is Scottish) or just a good excuse to host friends for a themed dinner party in January.
January seems to be the month when everyone’s glass seems more half empty, than half full, so gather your clan and host a Burns Night Celebration.
Ask your guests to wear something tartan
Decorate your table with a tartan runner or serviettes
If you get together as families, you could ask the children to read out a Burns poem or do a Scottish themed dance.
Before you serve dinner the Selkirk Grace can be read and you can clap the haggis (or main course) in:
Some hae meat and cannot eat.
Some cannot eat that want it:
But we hae meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
The menu choice can be traditional:
Starter: Cock-a-Leekie Soup
Main: Haggis or Vegetarian Haggis (yes they make vegetarian haggis and it is delicious) Neeps and Tattie
Dessert: Drambuie Trifle
Or you can serve a more modern menu for non-haggis lovers:
Starter: Smoked salmon
Main: Fillet Steak with a mushroom Drambuie sauce, Neeps and Tatties
Dessert: Shortbread and Drambuie Coffee
Give yourself something to look forward to on or just before Monday 25th January 2016, host a Burns Night Celebration.
Remember to post photos of your celebration on my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/themarissa.co and close your party with Auld Lang Syne.