Sunday, January 24, 1999

Robert Burns Nicht



You’re invited to celebrate
Robert Burns Nicht
on Sunday, January 24th, 1999, at 4 PM with
Neil O’Neill, Chieftain o’ the Puddin’ Race.

THE FARIN’

Innumerable Toasts to the Lassies
Cock-a-Leekie
Immortal Memory Toast
Chieftain o’ the Puddin’
Neeps & Nips
Roastin Stirk w’a’the trimmin’s
Tipsy Laird
Kabbuck an’ Oatcakes
The Loyal Toast
A Wee Dram, Coffee & Tea
Shortbread
€€€
Please wear something plaid
(knickers don’t count unless you plan to air them),
Bring a potluck dish,
(see other side for traditional suggestions)
a favorite Burns poem and a song to share
Please RSVP in broad Lowland Scots accent


Traditional menu suggestions
to pique your cooking talents:

• Cock-a-Leekie (leek & potato soup), Scotch Broth (barley soup),

Bawd Bree (hare soup), Nessie-Tomato Soup 

• Haggis • 

or 

Roastit Beef, Roastit Bubbly-Jock (turkey) & trimmin’s, Herring , Salmon 

• Champit Tatties (mashed potatoes); Bashed Neeps (turnips), 

Clapchaw (bashed neeps w’ tatties) 

• Hatit Kit (curded milk), Apple Frashie (tart), Sherry Trifle, Scotch Trifle, 

Tipsy Laird (guess the main ingredient) 

• Kabbuck o’ Cheese (Ayrshire Dunlop Cheese), Crowdie (cream cheese), 

(Robert Burns would’ve approved of a favorite local Cheese as well) 

• Bannocks , Oatcakes, Scones, Shortbreads 

-or - 

You may also bring your favorite Potluck Dish 


Your favorite single malt, bevvie & designated drinker (shaken, not stirred). 
(Please label your innovative masterpiece in broad Lowland Scots dialect.) 


Some hae meat and canna eat, 
And some wad eat that want it: 
But we hae meat and we can eat 
And sae the Lord be thankit. 

                       —Robert Burns b. 25 Jan. 1759; d.21 July 1796

(t'wood be nice to find the actual flyer)



BURNS SUPPER - Sequence of Events

   1. 4 - 5:45 PM  Hors d’Ouevres & drinks. Guests put food at appropriate food stations.
Remind guests to hold onto their labled glasses!
   2.  6 PM:   Chairman's speech to welcome company. 
Guests queue up glasses for toast (10 min.) Guests reassemble.
   3.  6:15PM:   Then Burns's Selkirk Grace follows: 
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it;
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.
   4.     Chairman invites company to rise/welcome haggis being piped in. (David Winter)
   5.     Once haggis is placed on table, chef (me) & piper (David) have drink & leave. 
   6   6:25   Address to haggis given (Neil); company toasts haggis & it is cut open. 
   7.     Company eats buffet style meal.
   8.     Coffee served and Chairman announces an interval (usually 10 to 15 minutes), when company can relax before entertainment and speeches begin, etc. 
   9.   7:15- 7:30PM Immortal Memory by speaker (Jarion Monroe?)
  10.   Toast to the Lassies.
  11.    Now entertainment begins (songs and poems etc), after which the Chairman calls on company to sing "Auld Lang Syne"  at 9 PM.
  12.  9:30 Goodbyes.

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