January 6th is Epiphany or The Three Kings Day. It celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings who brought gifts of gold , frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ child. And this was the last day of the Twelve Days of Christmas Celebrations. During medieval times they started on December 25th and ended on January 6th. What has made them so popular in our day is the song. But today is the Twelfth Day and......
12 Drummers Drumming
Fancy Pants Baked Drumsticks
Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and lay the floured chicken on the sheet
|Pour about one tablespoon of melted butter over each drumstick|
|Bake for one hour or longer until the juices run clear when poked with a fork and they are golden brown. Meanwhile the chicken is baking, make the filly booties/pants for the chicken legs|
A Frilly 'Bootie/Pants' Tutorial for Chicken Legs
1. Cut a piece of FREEZER paper 4 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches. If it's not perfect that is OK.
2. Fold in in half so the shiny side is inside.
3. With scissors cut into folded side about 2/3 way through but not to the end. Continue doing this to the end of the fold.
4. Here you see the paper cut completely across the fold.
5. Invert the paper so that the shiny side is now on the outside.
6. Holding the ends together carefully wrap around your finger.
7. Do NOT make it too tight. It should be large enough so it will fit over the end of the drumstick.
8. With a piece of transparent tape, tape the ends overlapping each other. Tape it on the inside too. If you have a small stapler it helps to staple it also.
9. Slightly press against the top to spread the frills out so they are slightly open. You are now ready to put it on the drumstick.
Carefully put bootie on the drumstick end. You may have to cut some of the fat/grissle from the end of the leg to get it to fit. Play around with it until it goes on.
If desired garnish the platter or put a bowl of your favorite dip in the center to serve with the chicken. Or serve the chicken as a main dish with mashed potatoes and gravy made from the delicious drippings of the cooked chicken.
Expect raves from both adults and children. They'll never look at drumsticks again in the same way. This elevates them to 'Royalty.' ENJOY!
Thankyou for joining me today for this, our 12th and FINAL day of the Twelve Days of Christmas.....
Twelve Drummers Drumming.
This has been a wonderful journey for me in bringing the Twelve Days of Christmas to you with fun and delicious foods. I hope you have enjoyed the journey as much as I have in bringing it to you.
From My Table to Yours,
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