Oh my glob, it's indyref day! For the one person in the world who isn't aware, today is the day Scotland decides if it wants to be independent from the rest of the United Kingdom. As I write this, I keep looking at Facebook and Twitter to see what people are talking about (I started this post about an hour ago). I'm feeling a mixture of excitement, fear, hope, and hunger, because I didn't make dinner until about an hour ago.
For the sake of transparency, I support the GreenYes campaign. I mean, I'm American *and* Southern, so secession is in my blood. But as a progressive vegan feminist, I've been for many years and will continue to be a Green. All that said, as an American citizen, I didn't actually have a vote! It really, really sucks.
OK, enough of the politics.
I was gonna make this recipe tomorrow but made plans to have dinner with an Aussie PPKer, so I changed tonight's dinner plans. I follow Alan Cumming on Twitter, and when I saw him tweet his recipe for stovies, I immediately decided I'd make it during MoFo. He didn't call them indyref stovies, but since he's one of the most visible celebrities supporting the Yes campaign, and I made them on voting day, I thought it was appropriate.
Mmm, brown food.
Yeah, it's not particularly photogenic, but it was tasty as hell. I don't know if I quite got it right - I think I might have added too much mince. I think maybe stovies are meant to be the opposite of mince and tatties in that they're meant to have more tatties than mince. But they were alright for my first stovies.
I only did about half the recipe, and I used Alan's suggestion of BBQ sauce because I didn't have, couldn't find, and couldn't be arsed to make Worcestershire sauce. I can see myself making this again (especially since I still have a huge bag of tatties to use up), but I might add a touch of liquid smoke next time. And I'll use Worcestershire sauce.
Hopefully when I blog tomorrow, it's be from a (soon-to-be*) independent Scotland!
*Independence day is set for 24 March 2016