It can be intimidating to cook for someone who makes their living baking for other people. 👩🏻🍳😂 I get it, and I can tell you that the list of people who will actually cook for me is very short. Which is hilarious to me because my cooking standards are actually very low. Even my mom says that she doesn't like to bake for me - and she's the one who taught me how to bake! 😂
The truth is, food is my love language and I enjoy home cooked meals and treats so so much. I attribute that to the fact that, now that I have my own catering business, I can appreciate all of the love and effort that goes into preparing delicious food. Despite what you might think, if you bring me homemade treats - it doesn't matter to me if they look professional or if the flavor and consistency of a pastry from Flour bakeshop. What I value most is the fact that someone took the time to prepare something nourishing and delectable - just for me. 🍪
Did I mention that food is my love language? 😅 Grand gestures and romantic get aways are great but a tasty meal is the way to my heart. 🍝 It doesn't even need to be a super fancy restaurant meal - dinners at home are just as appealing to me as a dinner at a boujee steakhouse.
My love of homemade treats and home cooked meals goes both ways - I like to give love by sharing my culinary creations with others as much as I like to receive them. I'm not a red meat eater but, I'm in love with to a carnivore who enjoys the occasional serving of red meat. 🥩 So, it only makes sense that I would show him my love with a Standing Rib Roast on special days. Is there any better way to say "I Love You" than with a perfectly prepared prime rib dinner? 😅
Standing Rib Roast
5 lb standing rib roast / prime rib, bones cut off and then tied back on
1 onion , unpeeled, quartered
1 head of garlic , unpeeled, halved horizontally
5 sprigs thyme
3 sprigs rosemary
Garlic Butter Sauce
10 Tbsp butter , softened
5 garlic cloves , minced
2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
Red Wine Sauce
1 1/2 cups low sodium beef broth
2 1/2 cups dry red wine
3/4 Tbsp cornstarch
Mix together garlic herb butter ingredients.
Spread remaining butter over roast. Reduce temperature to 250. Bake an other 1 1/2 hours, basting every 30 minutes.
Remove from oven. Cover loosely with foil and let rest 30-40 minutes.
Slice roast and serve with sauce.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and if you're trying to avoid the restaurant scene on this food centered holiday, I suggest a home cooked meal. Don't try and make it perfect - just make it your own and your Valentine will surely love it. Oh, and this Standing Rib Roast would be a perfect Valentine dinner at home meal - just saying. 😅
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