Haggis Pops–The Cutest Innards You Will Ever See
So here is the spot where I’m going to warn you:
If the mere mention of the word “haggis,” grosses you out… stop reading now.
If you’re intrigued by the appearance above, but you’re the type of person who eats hotdogs so long as no one mentions how they’re made… stop reading now.
If your house is covered in cute lambs and Little Bo Peep décor… stop reading now.
And if you don’t know what haggis even is… stop reading now. You may be fine, but I’m not going to have it on my shoulders if you aren’t. Let someone else take you down this path. :P
Are we good now?
The whole 2 people that are left, check out these!!
That’s the picture I wanted to put up top but knew that the one with a bite out of it might get some nasty comments. Those are seriously the cutest presentation one could ever find for stuffing sheep organs inside their own stomach lining. I had no idea that the texture of the stomach lining was so varied either… so the pops all look different!
It’s probably a good thing I don’t come from a country where this is the norm… Or at least not one where it’s easy to find ingredients like this, huh?
Also, don’t these look like mushrooms before they’re finished? A really weird mushroom, of course, but mushroomy nonetheless!
And now for the link and disclaimer to the full tutorial for how to make your own (I’m looking at you, Scots!).
Before clicking this link, even if you were fine with the above pictures, beware. It has lots of pictures of raw organs, both in their full form and sliced… and it goes into great detail of how to deal with tubes, cartilage, and tough pieces of lung. That’s great for a tutorial, but not so great if you’re an American who is just now sitting down to dinner. ;)
Link to the cutest haggis presentation ever: Hagis Pops
Healthy Rainbow Snack for St. Patrick’s Day
As I have mentioned time and time again, it’s really easy to turn desserts into fun edible art. After all, you can sculpt fondant into just about anything, so toss it on a cake and suddenly, you’ve become super artsy. It takes talent to create those masterpieces, no doubt, the you really don’t have to think too far outside the box to morph fondant into a known creature or object.
To turn otherwise existing foods into something cohesive and still entirely edible takes a different kind of thought process entirely. Throw in some picky eaters and well…good luck. Ha!
The mom who created the above rainbow snack somehow managed to come up with a creation that her son both helped make and loved (mostly!)….and it was healthy, at that! I know a lot of adults who wouldn’t touch something called “spinach artichoke hummus,” so hats off to this mom….even if her son still didn’t like eating the rainbow arch peppers.
If you happen to be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day gathering of any sort, I think these would be a hit compared to a lame veggie tray, too.
Pizza roll pizza heart
From the Decorated Cookie.
So there’s one that I had never considered being creative with. I love me some Totino’s pizza rolls….despite how horribly unhealthy they are. Or maybe it’s BECAUSE they are so unhealthy that I love them from time to time.
I see them as a convenience food, though, that gets tossed in the oven (or even the microwave when I’m desperate…shh). I wouldn’t have considered turning them into something more fun, but she did! And it was as simple as tossing some pizza sauce, some cheese, and a few heart shaped spinach leaves a top a pile of pizza rolls arranged into a pointy heart.
I would probably replace the green stuff with some carefully cut pepperonis instead. After all, if I’m going to indulge in cheap, unhealthy food, why spoil it with green stuff? My mother taught me better than that!
(Also…. happy birthday!)