Simply Prime Rib

Prime Rib Roast

I hope you are all having fabulous feasts for the holiday season!
We enjoyed a very simple Prime Rib Roast with Vegetables for our Christmas meal. Usually I cook a traditional Italian feast with Bracciolle, Manicotti, Meatballs, Sausage, Salad and Vegetables, but instead we opted for a simple dinner and decided to do something totally out of the ordinary for this Italian girl.. an American Feast with Prime Rib. I'm glad we did, it was simple and fabulous and it allowed me to spend more time enjoying my family instead of them having all the play time without me. :)

Sage Peppered Prime Rib
with Sage Madeira Cream Sauce

The roast was so easy to prepare, trimming some of the fat and dressing it with fresh herbs and spices was the simple preparations I made. I sat my roast on vegetables to infuse more aromatic flavors and made a Sage Madeira Sauce for an accompaniment. We also had horseradish on hand for those of us who desired.

Button Mushrooms
Sauteed in White wine, Lemon, Thyme & Butter

Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

As long as I can remember my husbands favorite side dressing to eggs and vegetables is hollandaise sauce. It really dresses up vegetables nicely! I can't wait to share the recipes this on coming week, sauces are so easy to make and a must for enhancing meats as well as vegetables!

Red Potatoes
Sauteed in Sage Butter

This was so simple but tasty! My kids usually ask for mashed potatoes but this was an elegant alternative with much kid appeal.

Chocolate Tiramasu

I gave the traditional Tiramasu a twist by grating fine bitter chocolate and sprinkling it on top of the zabaione filling while layering the dessert, it added to the already rich dessert a wonderful chocolate flavor without bringing to much sweetness to the Tiramasu.

Buon Appetito and looking forward to a Happy New Year!


Thankful Paul said...


The Food Hunter said...

Funny, we always do the traditional Italian meal but went for the rib roast this year too. Yours looks delicious.

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

Merry Christmas! We had juicy prime rib for Christmas too prepared by family friends. Your spread looks just as decadent as our own! I brought my smaller Timpano made in a loaf pan-it was my first and I was so excited!!! Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday. :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Just a simple prime rib? Ha ha, you crack me up Laurie!!! Look at this outstanding feast! I'm so happy to know you Laurie, here's to a healthy and very happy New Year!!

Michele said...

Your meal looks fabulous!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love prime rib! This looks so juicy and delicious! Yum!

glamah16 said...

The Prime Rib looked wonderful. Sometimes its good to change things up a bit. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lori Lynn said...

Such a fabulous menu Laurie! That is my kind of meal. We had prime rib in our neck of the woods too. Cajun style, at my friends' home. Yours looks absolutely perfect! Ooh and your sauce, heavenly!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

duodishes said...

If that's not a lovely prime rib, we don't know what is. This meal looks delectable.

Cynthia said...

Oh what a feast you had!

Happy New Year!

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Vera said...

What a wonderful holiday menu, Laurie! Very Happy New Year to you and your family!