An Elegant Prime Rib Dinner for the Holiday

An Elegant Prime Rib Dinner

How can you go wrong with an elegant Prime Rib Dinner for a festive occasion?  The holiday season begs for elegance like no other time of the year. I’m not sure why that is, except that there are so many memories tied up in every single tradition, from the funny to the religious to the ones that depend on candlelight and your grandmother’s fine china. The thing I believe is that elegance is what lifts us up from the dailiness of our lives. Elegance in the folded napkins—such a little touch!—says this moment, of all moments, matters. Sparkling crystal says we love the people around the table. And a beautiful meal is our way of sustaining that love and the traditions that the people we love come home for.

An Elegant Prime Rib Dinner

Holiday Traditions are So Important this time of year….

One of our traditions is to serve Prime Rib during the holiday season. It’s an easy yet elegant dinner to prepare and it’s Steve’s favorite meal.  He so enjoys sharing it with the people he loves anytime during the year. Prime Rib is so rich and flavorful I want to compliment the flavor with some Au Jus, Mashed Potatoes and a plain green vegetable seasoned with salt and a spritz of fresh lemon. That’s it.

Cheese tray

Feel free to serve a salad or soup as a first course but we have found that’s not necessary. I find light appetizers, maybe a bit of cheese, is the the perfect start to the dinner with a glass of champagne or one of our festive Cranberry Cocktails.  For dessert we are enjoying the 12 Days of Cheese and some truffles from Whole Foods – it really is my go for entertaining in any season.  

Chocolate Truffles

This is the ideal holiday meal. Ironically, in our family, we never serve this meal for Christmas; we have a family member who is allergic to beef but it works out well for us because Whole Foods Market has everything I need for the holiday meal.

The Perfect Dessert

An Elegant Prime Rib Dinner for the Holiday



Cheese with French Bread

Vermont Creamery, St. Albans


**Prime Rib**


Mashed Potatoes

Steamed Broccoli

Sautéed Mushrooms

Caramelized Onions


Chocolate truffles

Cheese Platter*

Rapin, Le Maréchal

Mons, Camembert

Fine English Charcoal Squares/ Cranberry Hazelnut Raincoast Crisps

Honey and Toshi Cherries

**Whole Foods Market holiday ordering is in full swing for the December Holidays. This year we will are offering savings on Bone in Rib Roasts or Rib Steaks through December 24th.  You can order it on the bone, cradles and tied, etc.  CLICK HERE to reserve yours on line or visit in person to order in person.  The butchers are happy to prepare it while you shop.  They even offering a fully cooked Prime Rib Dinner for 6-8 this year for the folks that find the task of cooking one too daunting.**

*All ingredients you see for the Cheese Platters can be found in the Cheese Department of my local Whole Foods

An Elegant Prime Rib Dinner

I am grateful for the Annapolis Whole Foods who provided all of the amazing cheese for the creation of this post. I’m a devoted Whole Foods shopper but any opinions or findings you read here are solely my own.  

As always, I am most grateful for you, my community and will always do my best to serve you in introducing products that you will find the most useful, amazing, helpful, to keep you sane in the kitchen, at home and on the streets.



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