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.
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!
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.
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!