Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

Be afraid, be very afraid...

What a trip! Josh and I bought a diary and did daily entries about the trip so I have a lot of material to post. We wrote 53 pages since we left. What can I say, we're odd. ;) I'm a tad surprised that he got interested in writing about our trip, knowing full well that everyting was going on the blog of bloggy goodness.

Anyways, we got home this evening and I just got back from dinner with my mom.

I can't believe how many emails I have in my inbox! 153! Am I popular or what? :P

I swear that Scottish cuisine is built on a dare. Some of the scarier things we saw were potato jackets (baked potatoes) that were filled with just about anything and everything you can think of. Some of the more gross potato jacket 'highlights' (or lowlights as the case may be):

salad, baked beans, coleslaw, haggis, north atlantic prawns, chicken curry, tuna, macaroni and cheese, BBQ chicken and chedder cheese, all day breakfast (which turned out to be an egg, a slice of back bacon and sausage), chili con carne, tuna and sweetcorn and chicken tikka.

Can we say "EWWWWWWWW"?

As a matter of fact, one of the restaurants we saw that sold potato jackets was called "Hot and Healthy" Fat Jackets. I'm sorry, but what is healthy about that?!

If that wasn't enough, the Brits/Scots are crazy about crisps (potato chips). Just reading the flavours nearly brought me to tears (of laughter). Some of the more memorable ones were:

lamb and mint, flame grilled steak, prawn cocktail, thai sweet chicken, oven roasted chicken with lemon and thyme (yes, that's right, you can't forget the lemon and thyme), thai sweet chili, caramel, BBQ beef, mexican chili, and oriental ribs.

In a word...BLAH!

Oh yes, I can't forget about the chip and butty sandwich, that would be french fries in between two pieces of buttered bread, or the pork and pickle pie...When Josh read that on a menu he started singing in the middle of the restaurant "Pork and pickle pie, pork and pickle pie, I think I'll die if I don't get my pork and pickle pie!"

Over the next few days I'll be posting *a lot* about our trip and the amusing/scary/odd things that happened to us, but right now I'm a titch tired.

Most likely I'll be just adding text posts and then upload the pictures once we get around to it. So stay tuned!


Connie said...

I'll step up to the plate and be unhealthy honest. I think the potato jackets sound yum...save the haggis (gag) that is!

Can't wait to hear more about the trip :0)

wzgirl said...

Fun! Hot & Healthy Fat Jackets....cool. How was the Haggis? Did you have the "Full Balmoral"? Looking forward to your updates...

walternatives said...

Welcome Home! You are so clever, keeping a diary. You have blog material for weeks on end and I, for one, will be hanging on every word!

Shovelin' Fool said...

Welcome back buddy! I'd love to chat, but I have to go make me one 'o them chip & butty sandwiches!!! (gagging)

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Welcome home! SO happy to hear from you and know that you had a great trip.

Crazy cuisine for sure! I'll pass on the curry potato jacket...

Keep smilin!

Rhonda said...


Just wait until we post the picture of the potatoes, I think you'll change your mind. ;)

PaulaBrett said...

welcome back. They had those Jacket potatoes in England when I was there last year. I wasn't daring enough to try one. I can't imagine shrimp cocktail in a potato YUCK.
Can't wait to hear of your escapades.

Kathy and Joel said...

Welcome home! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. :)

SBird said...

I actually love haggis. And the Isle of Mull (and Iona, on its far west side) are two of my mostest favoritist places on the earth.

Can't wait to hear more...!