The Gleeful Gourmand: Christmas Dinner in Pictures (and words)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas Dinner in Pictures (and words)







Christmas dinner was a complete success! The Prime Rib came out perfectly, and this time we did not toss the au jus inadvertently down the drain! I think what makes this entrée so great is that you don't have to save it for something as big as Christmas dinner. I mean, I wouldn't serve it during a weekday, but if you were having company over, you could easily make this and have a winner on your hands. My sister-in-law made a side of delicious roasted fingerling potatoes with loads of garlic, and a spinach salad with cranberries, goat cheese and a citrus vinaigrette, which was the perfect light dish to go along with the strong flavors of the prime rib. We also had my mother's traditional cranberry bread, and my Sugar-and-Spice cake for dessert.

I wish I could figure out blogger and get the pictures above to do what I want them to - you know, using captions, etc. But for some reason the box that should pop up to allow me to do that, well, doesn't. So anyway, here are some pictures of Buck making the au jus (with brandy, yum!), slicing the prime rib, and the cake I made.

What did everyone do for Christmas dinner this year? Leave them in the comments!

3 comments :

Kirsten said...

The meal looks WONDERFUL and are those lismore clarets as well? Its the same pattern we have. :) What recipe do you use for your prime rib?

Jenna said...

Thanks! I don't know if it's lismore clarets - we were using my mom's dishes since we were at her house. I could ask her though, if you wanted. Here's the recipe for the prime rib:

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2010/12/mustard_seed_crusted_prime_rib_roast_with_dijon_creme_fraiche_and_roasted_balsamic_onions

Kiki said...

I hardly remember Christmas dinner...oh, wait! We had a huge group: 15 adults and 14 kids, so someone bought two turkeys and a ham. We made sides, though: mashed potatoes, the classic green bean casserole, a great salad, and a Russian beet salad from my Russian sister in law. I feel like cooking for that many people just has to be simpler.

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