Well, today I de-Eastered (I’m sure that’s not a word, but I’m using it anyway) and if you need translation, it means the lengthy process of putting things away, cleaning up, re-organizing, eating the rest of the candy (oops, no that’s not what I’m doing), dealing with leftovers, etc. I’m not complaining though, it gives me a great opportunity to do a clean up in my house! Before I go any further, see that lovely pic of the little cutie pie holding the pink and green Easter Egg? That was taken by our beautiful daughter please check her out……Sparrow & Me Photography https://sparrowandmephotography.wordpress.com/.
We had a lovely Easter weekend with lots of family, laughing & yummy food. After I cleaned and organized the fridge (notice I didn’t say re-organized, that’s because my fridge has never been organized), I cleaned and organized the pantries (getting rid of food that was past its best before date etc), cleaned out and organized the Tupperware cupboard, got a box together for the thrift store of things we no longer use, cleaned the laundry room and my last and most daunting task was to go through the sock bin.
Surely, I am not the only person with a sock bin or sock drawer – you know, a place where the single socks are thrown in and usually forgotten about until it’s overflowing or until nobody has any socks left to wear, whichever comes first. In our case we usually go buy some more socks because we have forgotten about the sock bin.
Does anybody else wonder what the hell happens to your socks? I put together 25 pairs of socks (mostly my husbands) but I had at least 20+ socks that didn’t have a partner……what the heck? They didn’t start off in this house as a single, where do the partners go? I know they haven’t been thrown away, so where? Where do they go? I think this must be a million-dollar question, I mean they go in the washer as a couple and come out single…..I wish the washing machine could talk, there must be some doozy fights going on in there, fights that are so terrible they cause a serious break up. Anyway, I’m an optimist so those 20+ socks are going back into the sock bin in case their mate shows up for a reconciliation.
Back to our lovely Easter weekend. The sun shone just for us on Saturday, which is when we had dinner as our son was home and had to go back to the mainland on Sunday. We started the afternoon with Easter baskets and an Easter Egg hunt for the 5 little monkeys (grandchildren) and finished off the day with a yummy dinner and lots of laughs. The kids were so cute – we told the 2 bigger boys (8 & 7) to leave the easier eggs for the little girls to find they are (3 & 2, little “G” isn’t mobile yet so she had to be content playing with goodies from her basket). And believe it or not, the little girls found way more eggs than the big boys did, and they blamed it on me! Dinner consisted of Prime Rib and Turkey (23 of us called for more than a turkey), mashed potatoes, stuffing, Caesar salad, honey ginger carrots, and the main event…….Baked Alaska made by my mother in law! WOW!!!! Amazing doesn’t even come close to expressing how good it was! Everyone pitches in so it takes the pressure off doing the whole thing by myself and allows me to enjoy the get together all that much more! I was nervous to cook a $ 75 Prime Rib but I have now taken Prime Rib on a couple of times and the recipe I’m using has turned out perfectly both times, so only try this recipe if you want a perfect prime rib! You need to follow it exactly as it says though even if you are leery, like I was! Trust me!
2 days later and I’m still finding little odds and ends related to Easter – a wayward treasure filled egg, a Happy Easter banner that I forgot I had hung, dishes or cutlery that are in random places (although I am thankful I didn’t do any dishes, yes you heard that right – I did no dishes!) so I’m ok with finding something in a home that’s not its own.
Now, I can say goodbye to Easter 2017 and look forward to Easter 2018 when we will do it all over again, and again I will love every minute of it!
Here is the perfect every time prime rib recipe I got from Foodie & Wine https://foodieandwine.com/melt-in-your-mouth-prime-rib-recipe/. Check it out, they even go so far as to give you drink pairings! https://foodieandwine.com
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH PRIME RIB
Prep time: 4 hours
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 7 hours
Author: FOODIEANDWINE.COM Recipe type: Dinner Recipe
Cuisine: Holiday Recipe Serves: Varies
- 2-6 Bone Prime Rib (Boned and Tied)
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3-4 Cloves of Garlic (Sliced or Minced)
- PRIME RIB RUB
- 1 Tbsp Dried Thyme
- 1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary
- 1 Tbsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 3 Tbsp Kosher Salt
- Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator 4 hours before cooking.
- Minutes before cooking, bone and tie the meat (Optional)
- Cut ½” slits on the top of the roast and insert minced or sliced garlic.
- Rub the outside of the roast with high quality olive oil.
- Combine the rosemary, thyme, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and spread evenly over the roast.
- Let rest while the oven preheats to 500 degree F (260 degree C).
- Transfer the roast to a roasting pan, bone side down.
- Insert the thermometer into the center of the roast and place in the oven (2nd rack from the bottom).
- Calculate your initial cooking time by allowing 5 minutes per pound of meat (a 9 lb roast would cook for 45 minutes while a 6 lb roast would cook for 30).
- This will provide a nice crunch on the exterior. The seasoning rub will get charred but that’s what creates the deeply savory crust.
- After your calculated cooking time is up, turn the oven off but DON’T OPEN THE OVEN DOOR.
- After 2 hours the center of your roast will be 135 degrees F, which is medium-rare.
- If you prefer medium just keep it in the oven until it reaches 150 degrees F.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
Now, I just need to find an excuse to make another Prime Rib, there’s no way I can wait until Easter 2018!
Couldn’t leave without sharing a pic of the beautiful centre piece I made this year!