Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn


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This is it--the star of our Christmas dinner, an 8 ribber prime rib roast. I have written about our menu at One year several years ago-I made this menu. I guess it was an impressionable year for the boys because I've never been able to make anything else since. There are never enough Yorkshire Pudding Popovers (the dripped beef fat/juice used instead of butter to line popover pan). The roast itself is like a great big man Christmas present for them all--one I'd only give once a year. They talk about this meal all year and that is what holiday ritual is all about--creating an experience that is anticipated with utter delight year after year.

The only question remaining for me this year is dessert which is one place I have a little wiggle room (as long as its cake). I spoke with master baker Rose Levy Berenbaum about it and she suggested a chocolate cake with brownie bits broken up inside and an orange mousseline butter cream--so freakishly decadent. One boy has asked for chocolate cake, strawberries and a plain buttercream but I'm not sold on using strawberries this time of year. Would appreciate any interesting suggestions that are not too complicated.

Comments (7)

  • Where are the recipes for the Christmas dinner?

  • Where are the recipes from the Christmas dinner show?

  • I would sure love to find the recipes to cook with my family this Christmas. It looked so good and like so much fun for everyone involved.

  • looking for standing rib roast prepared this week with peas and pearl onions yorkshire pudding,etc.

  • Love your show! Was hoping to find the recipes for the Christmas Dinner, especially the popovers. so sad!

    Off to find another recipe!

    Best to you all!


  • didn't we see you prepare this on the show? where are the recipies?

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