Christmas Dinner: Prime Rib

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

Dessert plate

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

  1. 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.

    1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!


    1. 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.

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