Love your food on Burns night
Did you know that haggis is a dish traditionally made from leftovers? With your Burns night celebrations you can, not only celebrate his life and poetry with leftovers, but get a few extra meals by using your leftovers!
So what are you eating for dinner tonight? A traditional menu for your Burns night celebration is:
Starter: Cock-a-leekie (chicken and leek) soup
Main course: Haggis served with neeps (boiled and mashed turnips and swede) and tatties (boiled and mashed potato) all served with gravy
Dessert: Cranachan (a layered dessert of cream, whiskey (optional) honey, raspberries and oats)
How can you love food hate waste at your Burns Night gathering?
First of all let’s get our portions right.
- Weigh 80g of each vegetable (after you’ve peeled or cut bits off) for each adult attending your supper
- It’s also 80g of raspberries for each adult
Hopefully you won’t have any leftovers unless you’ve planned it that way!
- Take some for lunch at work
- Portion off and freeze for a quick and easy supper or lunch on another day
- Put it on your eggs at breakfast
- Add to lasagne or bolognaise
- Turn it into filo parcels and freeze for quick and easy party food
- Freeze and use for another celebration
- Add to a smoothie, in this recipe for banana milkshake add the cream instead of some of the milk
- Create a mocha pot, swap the double cream in this recipe for whipped cream
- Blitz with icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice, to make raspberry coulis, which can be frozen. If you put it in an ice cube tray you’ll get handy portions to add to a dessert in the future.
- Mix the raspberries and whipped cream and top with chocolate sprinkles for dessert tomorrow
- Use the raspberries and whipped cream with some milk to make a milkshake or create a fruit smoothie, simply switch the fruit in this recipe for anything else you need to use up