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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

Rose Bowl Pickin’, Finger Lickin’ Goodies

I know you are all gettin’ primed up for all the Holiday Playoffs that go on all during Christmas to New Years week. So I thought I would come up with something original for all my Redneck Cousins, all my Northern Yank Pals, and all them cookin’ enthusiasts, whatever, what does tail gatin’ and fancy feedin’ for such fun frolickin’ festivities, whichever. Y’ all will have to pay close attention to this recipe, cause it is mine, all mine, originally, so don’t expect some Fairy Godmother, or some such fantasy figure to come flyin’ by with a magic wand or potion and bail you out if you don’t do this right. Have fun with all your holiday happenings.

So, before we do get started on the wrong foot, better take some time and think a bit about this. A long time ago, away back when, as far as I can remember I always told my recipe readers to find and make friends with a good butcher who has his own shop and will cater to his customers that want nice cuts of meat and where you can get what those ‘big box’ (you know what I am talking about) sprawl marts don’t have or make you buy what they have on hand instead of what you really want to buy. Even claim to save you money, usually means they sold you something you didn’t want at a cheap price and told you what a bargain you got for even stopping in to shop there in the first place. (DUH). Jeez Leo, you just got 2 columns into one, radical commentary and rational cooking.

Anyway here is what you will need from a real pal butcher. My old pal butcher I used to go to in Saint Louis always had a couple of bottles of Mick for me while I was shopping.

  • 16 – 20 chicken drummies. You won’t find these at the big box, because they don’t buy them, they get prepackaged chicken wings which are only the boney tips. The meaty drummies go to the restaurant customers. So for your sake and your frolicking festival friends take this advice and make friends with the guy that runs the local butcher shop. You may need him again for other fine food festivities.
  • ½ cup original BBQ sauce. Don’t need any special flavor.
  • ¼ cup Catalina Dressing
  • ¼ cup Apricot Jam

That’s it.

Now let’s do it:

Preheat the oven to 400°.
Place drummies in a 15x10x1inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray and bake them for 30 minutes. Now combine the BBQ sauce, dressing and jam and mix well, add the drummies to that when done and coat them well. Return them to oven and bake about another 15 minutes to make sure they are done. Pour any left over sauce mix over the finished drummies.

Enjoy and cheer on your favorite team.

Happy Holidays, Y’All.

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