Dinner for Two
Dec. 14, 2011 8:29 pm
Updated: Dec. 15, 2011 5:50 pm
I'm sure that I mentioned that I'm wanting to make and can beef stock, and that I was looking forward to saving bones from a standing rib roast... Well, let me tell ya, I prepared the roast this afternoon, but much to my dismay, there was only ONE bone
in my "hunk" of roast! I was SURE there were 3 at least...
Anyway, OMG a pre-holiday dinner for two! The meat melted on the tongue and had the richest flavor, despite the fact that "fat side up" was impossible... it fell over in the pan, almost immediately! The first recipe I looked at here at AR reminded me of one
in a cookbook written by Paula Deen. I do believe that it was the "same" with perhaps a "tweak" of seasonings... I doused this hunk of cow heavily with Paula's "House Seasoning" which she/sons use in their restaurants. One of those "roast in oven for one
hour, turn oven off (don't open the door) and then fire the oven up again some hours later..." Not sure what that's all about... but other than being a tad more "done" than I'd hoped, beside a baked potato and veggie, it was phenominal. I haven't dived in
to a plate of food like that in a long, long time! Though I rarely if ever will spend the kind of $$ it takes to buy one of these, I'm very tempted to pick up another one, bring it home and cut it into pieces, for next year...
I'm also pleased to share that the sun shone this afternoon... wasn't till after 1pm, but the clouds finally broke up! Tomorrow should be sunny (per the weather folk,) but they're predicting more clouds/rain for the weekend... Let's hope that I get a good
dose of sunlight tomorrow, to ready me for the next round of gray/drab...
Reality is also hitting home, in that I've got a whole bunch of baking I still need to do! I'm awaiting bananas to become over ripe, and want to leave peppermint bark and caramel corn till the last minute... but there are still a number of types of cookies
I usually make this time of year. I've also deciided to make zucchinni bread this year - haven't made any of that in a long, long, time!
So, all being well, I'll bake some tomorrow, and freeze that darn beef bone... Then it will be time to clear out the frige! I've got containers of stuff in there... I have no idea what, or for how long... I swear I should begin dating leftovers!
Till next time, don't let the holiday make you NUTS!