Friday, November 1, 2013

Recipes: Crockpot Haggis and Scottish Shortbread/Pics From Our 5th Annual 'Night Of Reformation'

Our family got together this evening and celebrated our 5th Annual 'Night of Reformation'. Our focus this year was on Scottish reformer John Knox and the country of Scotland. I made a 'crockpot haggis' and Scottish shortbread. I thought I'd share those recipes with you and a few pics from our celebration tonight. 

This haggis is actually one I made a
while back. Tonight's haggis was three
times as big as this one! 

1 pound lean ground turkey
1 chopped red onion
1 cup whole oats
a pinch each of nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 cup chicken broth

In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients, minus the broth, the same way you'd make a meatloaf. Plop it into your crockpot that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Press meat down to form in the shape of the crockpot. Pour broth over top. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, or on high for about 4. This is cooked fully when it has browned on the edges and is beginning to brown on top. Don't overcook and risk drying out. Using a large spatula, carefully remove from crockpot and place on cutting board (I loosened ours by running a table knife around the edges first and it came out beautifully). (Save broth to serve over top.) Let rest for 30 minutes before slicing.

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

2 sticks butter
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients together by cutting together until crumbly. Pat into shortbread pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. This is one of my favorites to serve with tea!

A few pics from our evening's event...

The Scottish Flag
Scottish Reformer John Knox
Granddaughter Liz Sharing Her Presentation On Scottish Terriers
Granddaughter Audrey Reading A Report She Wrote On John Knox
Grandson T.J. Giving A Presentation On Loch Ness
Granddaughter Abby Presenting A Poster That She Made
Granddaughters Abby and Gianna Waving Their Scottish Flags
Grandson Silas Sharing A Picture Of John Knox That He Drew
Grandchildren Jed, Sarah, and Isaiah Just Kind Of Hanging Out While The Older Children Made Their Presentations

We had a wonderful time this evening and all of the children did an excellent job! I am so proud of each and every one of them!

Have a blessed weekend,

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