So I invited a dozen of them over on Saturday, December 15 for carol singing and a pot luck.
I spread the word that I’d provide hot roast beef au jus and hot chicken marsala sandwiches and I proposed that the others bring a side, dessert or some other edible addition of their choosing.
My Hot Roast Beef Au Jus Recipe:
A 3- or 4- pound chuck roast
2 cups of beef broth. (I make mine by dissolving 2 heaping teaspoons of beef bullion into 2 cups of boiling water.)
¼ cup red wine
Remove the meat from the broth, slice, then refrigerate the meat while you wait for the broth to cool. Cool the broth, then refrigerate it until the fat has solidified on top of the broth. Remove the solidified fat from the broth,
12 chicken drum sticks
1 small onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
Fresh parsley, snipped
Salt to taste
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup marsala
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place the chicken wings in a baking dish. Spread the onion, garlic, rosemary, and parsley over the chicken. Salt to taste. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken.
Cover the chicken with aluminum foil. Bake for one hour covered, then remove the foil and bake for one hour uncovered, pouring the marsala over the chicken during the last fifteen minutes.
For hot chicken marsala, remove the chicken from the bone and refrigerate while waiting for the broth from the pan to cool. Remove the broth from the pan, cool the broth, then refrigerate it until the fat has solidified on top of the broth. Remove the solidified fat from the broth, then pour the broth over the meat and re-heat the broth and meat in a pot over the stove or in a crock pot. If the meat needs more broth, add a cup (or more) of chicken broth. (I make mine by dissolving 1 heaping teaspoon of chicken bullion into 1 cup of boiling water.)
As my daughter and son-in-law surprised Tom and I a few days earlier by Amazon priming us an apple peeler-corer-slicer like theirs (see post from 12/17/2018, "Thanksgiving 2.0"), which Tom used to whip up a couple of apple pies while we were visiting them in Los Angeles,
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Everyone!