Beef isn’t on the menu too often at my house. Not that I don’t love it, but chicken and pork are more affordable and usually on sale. However, I decided to splurge this year and make a British themed Christmas menu with the focus on a prime rib.
It was huge for a single person, almost 5 pounds, but the price was right (<$30), and I figured I’d get at least six meals out of it.
So, I bought what turned out to be a single bone roast and made the traditional sides – Yorkshire puddings/popovers with gravy from the juice, roast potatoes and carrots and mincemeat tarts and some bought marzipan topped fruit cake for ‘afters’.
I tried to restrain my picture taking cause I wanted to eat warm food for a change. I wasn’t totally successful but I TRIED.
Prime rib meal
And then, because I always have to go that little bit further, I bought a wedge of Stilton cheese and did a poached pear (cranberry mead, honey, cloves, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick sugar syrup), Stilton and walnut plate.
Cheese and nut plate
Plating 2 … cause I couldn’t decide which one I liked better
Prime rib before and after roasting
Carved and leftovers for the freezer … some were more rare than others
Prime rib and sides
8 thoughts on “Christmas Dinner: Prime Rib”
What a feast, it looks wonderful. It’s so nice to splurge once in a while and have it turn out so beautifully! I haven’t made beef in ages (mainly the cost) but I love a good old fashioned prime rib. Merry Christmas Maria.
The prime rib was $6.99 a pound at Metro and tasted SO good that it was worth the expense. I had a late night snack on a bun with some mustard and still have about 7 servings left. 🙂
Looks delicious. I’ll take either plate with the stilton.
Thank you. I’d never tried Stilton before. It was nice.
Wow, does that look fantastic! What a great price, too, on the prime rib, but what you’ve done with it! I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you the best in the New Year!
I just roasted the prime rib after rubbing it with about 1 tsp of salt and pepper and letting it sit at room temp for 2-2 1/2 hrs. The sides were pretty simple as well.
Thank you for the Xmas and New Year’s wishes. And the same to you.
You created a delicious looking meal for Christmas. Wishing you all the best in the coming new year.
Thank you and a Happy New Year to you and your family.