As promised, here is our traditional Christmas meal:
Standing Rib Roast with Yorkshire Pudding.
I grew up eating this meal every year on Christmas day and I now carry on the tradition with my own family. Oh my, it's wonderful!! Just thinking about it is setting my mouth to watering. I will warn you that a rib roast is expensive, but for once a year, it's sooooo worth it!
a 1-4 lb standing beef rib roast (with bones)
2 cups of milk
1/2 t salt
2 cups flour
(You may want to purchase this beef cut from an actual butcher. However, if you request it ahead of time, your grocery store can get it for you too. It's always best to request it in advance and then pick it up a day or two before you plan to cook it. These roasts sell quickly around the holidays.)
Place meat, fat side up, in a roasting pan.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Bake roast uncovered in oven at 325 for 3 hours.
Remove meat from pan; cover with foil to keep warm.
Pour 2T of pan drippings from roast into each of two 8X2 inch baking pans. Set aside.
Set oven to 400 degrees.
Beat eggs on low speed for 1/2 minute. Add milk; beat 15 seconds.
Add flour and salt; beat 2 minutes or until smooth.
Pour batter over drippings in pans.
Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve. Serve immediately with roast.
Makes 8 servings of pudding.
This is such a very rich meal, but goes so well with mashed potatoes, veggies, cranberry sauce, applesauce and all the other holiday favorites. Enjoy!