A Meatful Mondays Recipe From Two Weeks Ago on Thursday of this Week

So I thought the whole Meatful Mondays posting a recipe every Monday idea was a reasonable goal.  It’s just one recipe a week after all.  How hard can that be? Turns out for me it’s apparently fairly challenging.

Upon further reflection, I now realize that what I should have said was, “I will be posting Meatful recipes occasionally, from time to time, at random intervals.”  You live and learn.

So, if you have not yet planned your Christmas dinner, well then you are even farther behind than me and I wish you luck my friend because you are gonna need it!  And also I have an idea for you.  See the recipe below, complete with action shots just like the Pioneer Woman, except with a welsh corgi instead of a basset hound.


Prime Rib

Step One – this step is optional but highly recommended.  Go home so your Mom can cook it for you because everything tastes better when your Mom cooks it for you, especially if your Mom happens to be my Mom.

Step Two – if you can’t do step one skip it and go on to step three.

Step Three – Buy a Prime Rib.  Mom says to look for one with a good fat covering.  If you’re looking for more beef shopping tips click here.  Our Prime Rib was 14-16#


Step Four – Let it stand at room temperature for 2-3 hours.  Mom said this is very important, she didn’t say why but if Mom says it’s very important just listen to her and do what she says.  Trust me I’ve learned the hard way.


Here the roast is standing at room temperature, although I would say it looks more like sitting or lying down but either way there it is

Step Five – Pat Dry.


This is Mom telling me that it’s very important to pat the roast dry.

Step Six – Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.

Step Seven – Rub roast all over with the rub of your choice.  Mom used a secret rub from her friend Bernard who is the chef and owner of the Silver Fox Restaurant & Lounge in Casper, which if you live in Casper, you know is the best place in town and if you don’t live in Casper you should go there and eat at the Silver Fox.  If you don’t have a friend named Bernard that is a chef, that will give you a secret rub, then you can make a paste using a packet of au jus mix and olive oil and use that or just mix up some of your favorite seasonings and them rub them into the roast.










Rub a dub dub

Step Eight – Place in 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.


Live action shots of Mom placing the roast in the oven, very exciting




Step Nine – Reduce heat to 325 degrees and cook for about 15 min per pound for rare.  Make sure you have a good meat thermometer and start checking the temperature regularly about an hour before you expect the roast to be done.

Step Ten – Once the roast reaches 120 degrees take it out of the oven and let it stand for about 20 minutes.  It took us about 2 1/2 hours to cook our prime rib on Thanksgiving.  If the roast is done earlier than you expect, you can shut off the oven and crack the door and leave it in there while the rest of the meal finishes cooking.


Here the roast is resting

Step Eleven – Slice and Serve.


This is my brother-in-law Jason.


This is Jason’s plate on Thanksgiving.


I said, “Really Jason? Really?”  He said, “Oh yeah!  I’ve been waiting for this day all year!”  I wasn’t sure it was wise or safe to eat that much at one time but thought it would interesting to see what would happen.

He finished it all and gave it a thumbs up.


A few minutes later he lapsed into a coma…..we were able to revive him after about an hour by bringing out the pie.


Whatever you plan to eat on Christmas and wherever you plan to eat it, I hope you will be enjoying it surrounded by family and friends.

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2 Responses to A Meatful Mondays Recipe From Two Weeks Ago on Thursday of this Week

  1. Sally says:

    Once again made me laugh out loud. Much needed after the past week.

  2. Mom says:

    I think Ranch Woman much prefers Toga the corgi to the Pioneer Woman’s floppy eared basset.
    Funny how things go full circle. We start out life trusting and believing Mom knows best, then something happens and that is no longer true. Then low and behold along comes a prime rib or some other life changing event and Mom gets smart again. Happened to me too. Love you.

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