Barbara, why is everything I love to eat always the poor folk's food of yesteryear.
I remember people in New England telling me how they could not give lobsters away. Yep, they were poor people's food.
Chicken wings, skirt steak, the list goes on. The one still fairly cheap meat we love are chicken thighs. Am just waiting for some TV chef to 'discover' them and make the price go into the stratosphere.
Where is the poor people's food of today? I want to eat that stuff, if I can find it.
Sorry, have to pull meself together and get to the point, I hate to do that.
Will not touch upon the soup, which I adore.
But the oxtails to me scream casserole. Perhaps with beans, and some porkchops, or kielbasa. Dried lima beans would work here I believe. Or a white bean.
Or as part of a hunter's stew, a Polish bigos. Ox tails, some kielbasa and/ or cured ham, saurkraut, chicken pieces, duck, rabbit, your choice. So simple and yet elegant.
Just a couple of thoughts.
Take care and God bless.