Jan 5, 2010

Two Great Recipes!

We tried two new recipes last week that will be added to our favorites! A Prime Rib Marinade and Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns.

The first was for prime rib. Every year, we have a traditional Christmas Eve family dinner - just me, hubby, and the boys. We have fixed prime rib each year, with varying degrees of success. We usually use a farberware rotisserie to cook it, but haven't been overwhelmed with the results. This year I wanted to try something different and found this recipe....boy was it good!

We will be using this from now on and I plan to try it on some roasts and steaks throughout the year.


1/4 cup black (course) ground pepper
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1/4 cup onion powder
2 tablespoons MSG (can omit) meat tenderizer
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
1 tablespoon celery salt

Combine ingredients.
Rub 1/2 cup of seasoning per 10 lbs. meat. Rub and massage seasoning in with soy sauce after all wet, work the seasoning in very well! Keep adding more seasoning until you have the amount needed. Place in refrigerator and let seasoning soak into meat for 24 hours before cooking.

Make 1" thick slices in a large onion (more if needed) to line down center of a pan which is large enough to fit your piece of prime rib on. Use onion slices to make a bed to place meat on top of.

Cook 350° for about 2 hrs or more, depending on the weight size of the prime rib.

**Note: I did not have MSG or seasoning salt, so I made the rub up without both. It was delicious! I cut the recipe down by 1/3 and used it all on a 5+ lb. cut of prime rib.

The second recipe was for the very bestest Cinnamon Buns!

Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns

20 frozen dough rolls (or 1 frozen bread loaf, thawed (approx. 1 hour) until sliceable and cut into 12 pieces
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vanilla instant pudding
1-2 Tbsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/4-1/2 cup melted butter

Before you put the cat out and turn off the lights, grease a 10" bundt pan and add frozen rolls. Sprinkle with brown sugar, pudding powder, cinnamon and raisins. Pour melted butter over all. Cover with a clean, damp cloth. (leave out at room temperature). Turn out the lights and say goodnight!

In the morning, preheat oven to 350 F. and bake for 25 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out on a serving plate.

**Note: I didn't use raisins as we (I) don't really like them. I didn't measure the vanilla pudding, just poured the contents of a small box over the brown sugar. These were so very good!

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