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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


The long awaited, much anticipated traditional Christmas fare in our home.

I buy prime rib. My good friend, Kyle, taught me to wait patiently until it goes on sale. I haven't even purchased it yet this year because I've been so busy. But I am not worried. Oh no, I am not. Someone always has it at a good price the week of Christmas. Kyle, do you know who?

I usually buy around 8 pounds. We like leftovers. Andrew has requested that I buy 10 this year. Our kids like to eat! Even tonsiless Palmer. He had his tonsils out this morning and just fell asleep crying for a hotdog!

Anyway, I have had better luck with larger cuts of meat anyway. Place the bone side down in a roasting pan. I rub garlic, Lowrey's seasoning salt and pepper on the outside and melt some butter (Hey, it's Christmas!) to pour over the top. About a half a stick or so. I honestly have no recipe for this. I wing it.

Then I cook it. At the start at 450 for 20 minutes then reduce the heat to 325 and cook 20 minutes per pound. I insert the meat thermometer into the thickest part until it registers 128-130. Let it stand 20 minutes before carving.

Serve with a mixture of half sour cream and half horseradish.

Sides are my own variation of Greek potatoes. I cut potatoes in eighths. Spray a casserole dish with Pam. Sprinkle season salt, garlic, lemon pepper and oregano. Add a dash of olive oil and some more butter. Yum!! Bake covered for an hour and uncovered until browned. Supposed to be baked at 400 but I have to bake in the same oven as meat.

We serve green beans, salad and rolls on the side as well. I usually buy Rhodes rolls. You get them in the frozen section. They have to rise. They taste just like homemade and are so easy!

I've cooked this on New Year's when we've been gone for Christmas. We all look forward to this meal every year. It's so good. You just have to have the meat thermometer. Don't be scared like I was to cook a huge and expensive cut of meat...just follow the directions and you'll be okay, I promise!


texasmcvays said...

No who has roast Christmas week? This year we decided to do Leg of Lamb we purchased it from Krogers for $4.99/# instead of the normall $7-8/#. BTW we are also hoping to raise 'meat lamb' along with our little Cornish Broilers who are getting nice and plump! I use Paula Deen's Roast Recipe which works really well because we have a double oven but was difficult when we had a single oven. Your recipe sounds tasty and we eat about the same foods. Now if you want it I have a great recipe for Buttery rolls better then Rhodes made in the bread machine! We need to plan to have a get together next semester! Kyle

Becoming Me said...

Oh that looks yummy. I hope you had a lovely Christmas

Jenn said...

Wow - so impressed that you make that each Christmas! Thanks for the recipe.

I hope your little guy is back to normal after his surgery. I hope he was able to enjoy Christmas.