01-24-2013, 04:12 PM
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I hate to rain on Freddy's parade but just saw this thread. Tongue

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 01-24-2013, 04:19 PM
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Freddy will always have cream cheese, bagels and lox.

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 01-24-2013, 04:25 PM
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Well it looks pretty good here but I'm not one to get in the way of progress or good taste. Rolleyes (and I'll eat just about anything)

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 01-24-2013, 04:33 PM
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(01-24-2013, 04:25 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Well it looks pretty good here but I'm not one to get in the way of progress or good taste.

Keep me a frontloader's distance away, please....

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 01-24-2013, 04:48 PM
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If it does not start with steak and end with potatoes, I'm not interested.

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 01-24-2013, 05:02 PM
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Hee hee. It sure doesn't look very tempting. Hee hee.
Enjoy it to those who do like it.

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 01-24-2013, 05:11 PM
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I think thats one of the reasons he keeps flying to the other side of the pond.

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 01-24-2013, 05:27 PM
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To quote a friend, "I have picked up more appealing piles at the dog park if you know what I mean".

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 01-24-2013, 06:31 PM
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Your loss, Gents. Biggrin Actually, it is true that fresh haggis cannot be imported. However, I have brought back tinned haggis from Scotland and have also had haggis at a restaurant here in San Diego many years ago that was obviously made right here. So to all of you naysayers all I can say is, Hambre.

And Jerry's right in that I'll always have bagels lox and cream cheese, another slice of heaven. Smile

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 01-24-2013, 08:37 PM
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(01-24-2013, 04:48 PM)Johnny Wrote: If it does not start with steak and end with potatoes, I'm not interested.
Mashed taters and haggis then!

(01-24-2013, 05:27 PM)Johnny Wrote: To quote a friend, "I have picked up more appealing piles at the dog park if you know what I mean".
Guess NOT!

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 01-24-2013, 08:41 PM
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Freddy, is Haggis like SPAM? If so, I'm in.

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 01-24-2013, 08:43 PM
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(01-24-2013, 08:37 PM)MsBlackwolf Wrote:
(01-24-2013, 04:48 PM)Johnny Wrote: If it does not start with steak and end with potatoes, I'm not interested.
Mashed taters and haggis then!

Don't forget the mashed turnip along with the haggis and taters, Pam. Smile

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 01-24-2013, 08:47 PM
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(01-24-2013, 08:41 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Freddy, is Haggis like SPAM? If so, I'm in.

Not at all, Billy. From the Encyclopedia Britannica:

haggis

A national dish of Scotland. A haggis is actually a large spherical sausage made of the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep, all chopped and mixed with beef or mutton suet and oatmeal and seasoned with onion, cayenne pepper, and other spices. The mixture is packed into a sheep's stomach and boiled. Haggis is usually accompanied by turnips and mashed potatoes; Scotch whisky is customarily drunk with it.

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 01-24-2013, 08:52 PM
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(01-24-2013, 08:47 PM)freddy Wrote:
(01-24-2013, 08:41 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Freddy, is Haggis like SPAM? If so, I'm in.

Not at all, Billy. From the Encyclopedia Britannica:

haggis

A national dish of Scotland. A haggis is actually a large spherical sausage made of the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep, all chopped and mixed with beef or mutton suet and oatmeal and seasoned with onion, cayenne pepper, and other spices. The mixture is packed into a sheep's stomach and boiled. Haggis is usually accompanied by turnips and mashed potatoes; Scotch whisky is customarily drunk with it.

Freddy, that's all well and good but does it taste like SPAM? Oh well, just give me the Scotch. Biggrin

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 01-24-2013, 09:01 PM
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No, blissfully, it does not taste like a salt shaker. Wink

As much as I like my wee dram of whisky occasionally, when it comes to Haggis, neeps, and tatties I prefer to wash it all down with an Irn-Bru, Scotland's best selling soft drink.

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 01-24-2013, 09:05 PM
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All this haggis talk is making me lose what appetite I had. Thank goodness I had dinner already.

And by dinner I mean four chicken tenders at a bar...Dodgy

I need to eat some actual food sometime soon.

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 01-25-2013, 09:14 AM
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(01-24-2013, 08:52 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Freddy, that's all well and good but does it taste like SPAM? Oh well, just give me the Scotch. Biggrin

Hi Billy

Please excuse me jumping in here...

It's nothing like SPAM. *Real* Haggis is very! flavourful and tasty.

Granted I've only eaten it once, when I lived and worked in Glasgow for 3 months one summer. Was taken by a local co-worker to try it at a *proper* Scottish restaurant (made fresh on their premisses).

Take care, Mike

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 01-25-2013, 04:26 PM
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(01-25-2013, 09:14 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(01-24-2013, 08:52 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Freddy, that's all well and good but does it taste like SPAM? Oh well, just give me the Scotch. Biggrin

Hi Billy

Please excuse me jumping in here...

It's nothing like SPAM. *Real* Haggis is very! flavourful and tasty.

Granted I've only eaten it once, when I lived and worked in Glasgow for 3 months one summer. Was taken by a local co-worker to try it at a *proper* Scottish restaurant (made fresh on their premisses).

Take care, Mike

Yup, you can tell if the lung came from England or Scotland. Only true scottish sheep lung for me. [Image: smiley-sick016.gif]

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 01-25-2013, 04:45 PM
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(01-25-2013, 04:26 PM)wingdo Wrote:
(01-25-2013, 09:14 AM)mikeperry Wrote:
(01-24-2013, 08:52 PM)TexBilly Wrote: Freddy, that's all well and good but does it taste like SPAM? Oh well, just give me the Scotch. Biggrin

Hi Billy

Please excuse me jumping in here...

It's nothing like SPAM. *Real* Haggis is very! flavourful and tasty.

Granted I've only eaten it once, when I lived and worked in Glasgow for 3 months one summer. Was taken by a local co-worker to try it at a *proper* Scottish restaurant (made fresh on their premisses).

Take care, Mike

Yup, you can tell if the lung came from England or Scotland. Only true scottish sheep lung for me. [Image: smiley-sick016.gif]

Doug, it's obvious that you're just jealous. Laughing1

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 01-25-2013, 04:53 PM
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I just cancelled my trip to Scotland.Biggrin

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