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    Holiday Meals!

    What are your culinary plans?

    Eating in or out?



    I have turned the table this year, no Christmas dinner at my house. After 12 years of Global cooking and extravagant Prime Rib dinners, I am not lifting a finger nor am I hosting the site.
    I told my brothers to pick up the tab.

    Well.... I am going to do the Prime Rib, salad dressings, bread, and few libations.
    I will revive my holiday meals at my house next year.
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    Proper Christmas Dinner at home, as usual. Turkey with all the usual extras. It's just not Christmas without it.
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    I'm working, so Mr Ducky will be cooking this year. I'm a bit... nervous. Normally he handles one dish while I handle everything else.
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    Ok, I am breaking down and doing the meal. (TODAY)

    Appetizer

    Shrimp with White Remoulade or Cocktail Sauce
    served with Prosecco

    Salad

    Fresh Greens with veggie medley
    Homemade dressings - Creamy Parmesan, Zesty Red Pepper Italian, Avocado vinaigrette

    Entree

    Tarragon Twice Baked Potatoes
    Steamed Broccoli with nutmeg
    Golden Brioche Rolls
    St. Prime of Rib Roast (seasoned with garlic, onion, pepper, dry mustard, thyme and rosemary. Topped with bacon and covered in a kosher salt crust)
    served with Chateau St. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Dessert

    PIES! (imagine that!)
    Spiced Apple
    Pecan
    Sweet Poatato-Pecan-Spiced Apple (yes, all in one)
    served with Taylor-Fladgate Tawny or Eiswein
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    That sounds delicious, IM!

    I haven't yet decided what I'm going to serve at my small-group holiday dinner on Saturday.




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    The little woman had to work. So I cooked up some hamburger and mashed potatoes for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    The little woman had to work. So I cooked up some hamburger and mashed potatoes for myself.
    What! No tri-tip?!

    But seriously, you could make Classic Cookbooks: Shepherd's Pie | Serious Eats : Recipes
    To Live Is To Eat

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    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

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    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    I forgot to thaw the tri tip. And remember I have no culinary skills.
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    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    I seasoned about 3lbs of ground beef Santa Maria style. Cooked it over a skillet then drained. Made the mashed potatoes with lots of extra butter. Then combined the two when I ate. A po'boys culinary delight
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    Hubby did very well. I think he's nervous that I'll make him cook more often now. (Like hell, then I'd have to clean.)
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    The lineup

    Prosecco - Chateau St. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon - Taylor-Fladgate Tawny - Eiswein

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    St. Prime of Rib: Prep

    One day before cooking.

    This is an 8 lb. ribeye roast cut from the fat end. Tying the roast will keep it in one uniform piece and cooks evenly.
    Tied (That is one piece of twine, two knots. Figure that one out. I got mad butcher skillz.)
    Seasoned with garlic and onion powder, dry mustard, black pepper, thyme and rosemary.



    Place on baking rack and place in fridge overnight.

    The day of the meal.

    Cover the top with bacon.



    In a large mixing bowl add 1 - 3 lb. box of kosher salt and one cup of water. Mix well. In a foil lined pan place a 3/4 inch layer of the kosher salt to cover the bottom of the roast.
    Place roast in pan and coat entire roast with remaining kosher salt.



    Ready to roast!

    450 degrees for 10 minutes then 250 degrees 20 minutes per lb. This brings it up to 120 degrees internal temp. Take out of oven and let rest for about 30 minutes. The rest time brought the internal temp up to 132 degrees.



    Take the kosher salt crust off and the bacon. Untie the roast. Get ready to carve!

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    2012 Christmas Dinner: Presentation

    Shrimp with White Remoulade or Classic Cocktail Sauce.
    Served with Prosecco.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    2012 Christmas Dinner: Presentation

    Deconstructed Salad
    With a choice of Avocado vinaigrette, Zesty Red Pepper Italian, Creamy Parmesan dressings.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    2012 Christmas Dinner: Presentation

    Golden Brioche, fresh out of the oven.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    2012 Christmas Dinner: Presentation

    St. Prime of Rib

    A moment of silence while the carving is performed.









    Plating.

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    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    2012 Christmas Dinner: Presentation

    St. Prime of Rib with Horseradish, Tarragon Twice Baked Potato, Steamed Fresh Broccoli with Nutmeg and Lemon Zest, Golden Brioche.
    Served with Chateau St. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon.

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    2012 Christmas Dinner: Presentation

    PIES! A choice of Spiced Apple, Pecan, or Sweet Potato/Pecan/Spiced Apple
    Served with Taylor-Fladgate Tawny

    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

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    Dammit. Now I'm hungry again
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
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    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

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    2012 Christmas Dinner

    If you wish to have recipes to the sauces, dressings or pies, pm me.
    To Live Is To Eat

    IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24

    And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's

    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon

    We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.

 

 
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