Monday, March 21, 2011

Christmas Eve Dinner

This is the follow up to my previous picture for Christmas Eve Dinner.  I served Garlic Crusted Prime Rib, Sharp Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes, Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon, and Garlic Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls.  I had to go all out for my Nephews first birthday and of course Christmas Eve.  I have never attempted any of these recipes and I loved them all.
Garlic Crusted Prime Rib Ingredients:
  • 1 5 pound Prime Rib Roast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions:  Preheat oven 500 degrees.  Place the roast in a roasting pan with the fatty side up. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the mixture over the fatty layer of the roast, and let the roast sit out until it is at room temperature, no longer than 1 hour.  Roast for 20 minutes at 500 degrees then reduce heat to 325 and roast for another 65-75 minutes.  Let sit out for 10-15 minutes before serving.  You can leave the roast in longer however, I like mine medium rare.
Shard Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds yellow potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 table spoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheddar cheese
  • paprika
Directions:   Add potatoes to a large pot with cold water and bring to a boil.  Cook for about five minutes and drain.  In saucepan melt butter over medium heat and stir in flour.  Let sit for a minute and add all of cold milk stirring with a whisk.  Season with pepper and cayenne.  Bring to a soft boil and reduce heat and stir in sharp cheddar slowly.  Place half of the sliced potatoes in a 9 by 13 greased baking dish.  Cover with 1/2 the cheese sauce then add the remaining potatoes and add the remaining cheese sauce to the potatoes.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and dash with paprika for color.  Bake at 350 degrees for an hour. 

Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon Ingredients:
  • 2 (16 oz) Package fresh cut green beans
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions:  Cook bacon on a large skillet on medium heat and brown each side.  Remove bacon from skillet leaving the drippings.  Crumble the bacon and place back in skillet.  Add vanilla and green beans and cook and stir until tender. 
Garlic Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Ingredients:
  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 small package light cream cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic spread
Directions:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a small bowl add cream cheese and garlic spread and mix with a fork.  Unroll crescent rolls and spread cream cheese mixture onto the rolls.  Roll up as directed on package and bake for 13 minutes or until golden brown.

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