Sunday, December 30, 2012

Standing Rib or Prime Rib Roast

Denny's plate for Christmas Eve Dinner.
We began the tradition of serving a standing rib or prime rib roast and eating our “big”, fancy meal on Christmas Eve back in the 80’s.

I’m not sure how this big meal evolved into the standing rib, sometimes called prime rib, but I suspect it had something to do with the fact that Dad had become ill and had ceased hunting, which meant we no longer had fresh venison or wild goose and ducks at the ready.

He also no longer had the stamina to stand in the kitchen for up to two days cooking his infamous Pat O’ Brien Spaghetti and Meatballs or making his delectable Shrimp Creole.