Article by: Chef Ruben Campos, Jasper’s The Woodlands
Prime Rib for the Perfect Holiday Menu
Prime Rib is something that is not too traditional, but is a great way to impress, and feed a hungry crowd. Horseradish Sour Cream is a must. I like to build around that with more traditional sides. Seasonal vegetables are a great start. I like to go with root vegetables in the winter (brown sugar glazed carrots, roasted parsnips, loaded baked potatoes) Getting the kids involved and teaching them family recipes is something to look forward to. We always had tamales in my house. Not so traditional, but a staple in my household, being from Houston, and the kids love to help with those.
Setting the table with items passed down from generations is something special. Grandma’s placemats, table runners, crystal, were all things that I have seen that were passed down and at the table for the holidays.
A centerpiece made with Poinsettias, small votive candles and maybe even adding some pinecones (also a staple in most of our yards) are great to use to give the table that traditional Christmas feel. With the red already there, just adding some gold accents and some of those family heirlooms will make the table come together.