Prime Rib / Standing Rib Roast Dinner Menu
Seven-Course Dinner - Menu and Recipes
First Course - Appetizers:
Appetizers served before dinner in living room
Creamy Bagna Cauda Served with fresh raw vegetables of your choice
Goat Cheese Spread with Herbs and Olive Oil
Don't serve more than one (1) appetizer, as you want your guests to have plenty of room for the rest of
your wonderful dinner.
Served at the dinner table.
What could be easier and more delightful than a shrimp cocktail to start off your meal?
If it is crab season, you could substitute fresh crab for the shrimp in this dish.
Third Course - Salad:
My all-time favorite salad is the Caesar Salad. To many, including myself, this is the King of salads.
Following is my delicious low-fat version of Caesar Salad. I promise you that your guests will never know the difference!
I make this low-fat and easy-to-make version all the time. I serve this salad with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Low Fat Caesar Salad Recipe
Fourth Course - Palate Cleanser:
Grapefruit Star Anise Granita
This refreshing pink grapefruit granita is an ice with a hint of spice. Very delicious and is made ahead of time.
Sorbet and Granita Recipes for you to choose from.
Fifth Course - Main Course:
Classic Prime Rib
What could be better than a delicious prime rib roast? I like to serve my prime rib with Yorkshire Pudding (recipe included).
Photo by Jay McCall
Popover-Style Yorkshire Pudding
Made with the juices from cooking the prime rib roast.
A choice of these two dishes would be served with the main course.
Asiago and Sage Scalloped Potatoes
This is my family's favorite scalloped potato recipe. I especially like to make it during the holidays.
Butternut Squash Gratin
This butternut squash gratin is so good! My husband gave it a 10 rating, and said that I can make it anytime I want - in other words, he liked it!
Sixth Course - Dessert:
This is a very simple but impressive dessert to serve your guests.
Seventh Course - Optional Course:
Cheese Boards, Cheese Plates, Cheese Platters
Entertaining frequently includes some kind of cheese tray, often with fruit or vegetables or meat or a combination of these foods. If you are
short on time you can, of course, buy a fruit and cheese tray at most good quality grocery stores or online. But if you have the time, this is an
opportunity to be creative and introduce your guests to some new cheeses. It's great fun!
A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte.
How to make a perfect cup of coffee
How To Use a French Press, coffee press, plunger press, and/or press coffee
Etiquette, Entertaining, and Party Planning Help:
Learn how to cook the
Perfect Prime Rib.
Check out all of Linda's
Beef Recipes using various cuts of beef.
Cooking With Wine
Dining Etiquette Guide- Party Manners and Etiquette.
Check out all of Linda's wonderful
Dinner Party Menus (includes recipes)
Simple Rules for Planning a Dinner Party
Buffet & Party Safety -
Organizing Your Buffet Supper
What is a Recipe? - Learn how to follow a recipe, why some recipes do not work, and about Mise en Place
Appetizer Recipes - Hors d' oeuvres, Starters, Amuse-Bouche, and Snacks
Appetizer Hints - How many appetizers to make for your party?
Food Safety Pages:
Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of Food Safety
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product,
throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips
There is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms,
such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or
ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.
The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can
cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer Safety Tips
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can't see them
and you can't taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs
hours or days later.