DON’T BUY INTO THE NEW YEAR’S DIET HYPE
Eat What You Want and Stop Feeling Guilty!
Every year we are bombarded with ads on television and radio chiding us about our eating habits and making us generally feel badly about the fun we had over the holidays. I used to buy into all of it, starting a new diet every January 1st and hoping I’d be in shape by summer.
Does the thought of 8 burners, dual convection and miles of stainless steel get your heart racing? Maybe you’re set on that ceramic flattop stove that’s so easy to clean, or the traditional 4 burner gas cook top that’s been reliable for years. Whatever your preference, the range is undoubtedly the heart of any kitchen. It’s where everyone congregates waiting for that perfectly bronzed turkey to emerge on Thanksgiving, or that succulent glazed ham on Easter.
Maybe it is the sight of it.
Have you ever suffered from DPHIS – Dinner Party Hostess Insanity Syndrome? You invite people over and while they are visiting you are running around like someone’s chasing you with a hot poker! Your choices are usually either serving a great meal or enjoying the company of your guests, never both. As you try and serve the perfect meal (the one your friends will rave about for years to come) you realize that you have no time to enjoy your friends or the meal. I have the solution for you!
I’m not sure why I forgot about this great dish and its simplicity. There is no basting. There is no trussing. It roasts beautifully every time.
In theory, dessert would be made by now and the Prime Rib would be roasting in the oven. Now it’s time to do the side dishes. You can also do this ahead of time, wrap it up and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This is a classic dish and I have never met anyone that didn’t love it. Enjoy!