One if by land, two if by sea…

by zydecopaws on December 24, 2010


The British are coming for Christmas. Or at least those of English heritage and traditions. And technically one of them flew in by air; the other I married several years ago and she keeps me around for some reason.

Anyway, my wife’s family had a tradition of ham for Easter instead of Christmas. Which leads to an annual, um… discussion around what the main course will be on Christmas. This year I solved the problem by cooking a prime rib for dinner tonight, and the plan is for ham tomorrow.


The prime rib was sprinkled with Montreal steak seasoning and then slathered with a paste of garlic, olive oil, red wine, and fresh thyme and rosemary, then put on a rack over a bed of carrots, onions, and beef broth. Bubba Ho-Keg was set up to cook indirect at about 250°F and the prime rib spent the next 3 1/2 hours cooking away.


That funny-looking bun thingie in the back of the picture is Yorkshire pudding. And no, I didn’t make it on the grill. And for those of you that like your prime rib a bit more on the rare side, please remember that I had to satisfy those that like their meat with no pink whatsoever.

The things you do to make people happy at Christmas. Judging from the noises made at the table, I succeeded…

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