I’ve been busy cooking our Christmas Eve dinner menu all afternoon. Dinner is just a couple of hours away, and my apartment is filled with wonderful smells!
I made a batch of cheddar herb biscuits earlier today. It’s great to have food on the menu plan that can be made ahead!
I also made a batch of asparagus chowder.
The recipe called for this to be served cold, but it tastes DELIGHTFUL warm, so that’s how I’ll be serving it. CLICK HERE FOR THE ASPARAGUS CHOWDER RECIPE.
I realize that asparagus isn’t typically served during the winter and that you’re probably scratching your head, wondering what would possess me to spend enormous amounts of money for it now instead of waiting until summer to make it. Two words, people… Christmas Eve. 🙂 It’s a special time that calls for special food, and asparagus is hands down, my favorite veggie.
We’ll also be enjoying this beet and kale sprout salad.
Our main course will be a beef eye of round roast. The fact that I got the roast on sale for $1.89 a pound makes this meal full of yummi goodness! The cut of meat comes from the back portion of the animal, making it a bit tricky to cook without getting tough. The key is to keep as much moisture in it as possible
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEEF ROAST
All I did to prep the roast is to dry rub it with a blend of sea salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. That’s it. Nothing more will be needed to make it incredibly moist and delicious. It’s all in the cooking method:
Heat the oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
Season the roast with salt and pepper and place in a roasting pan or baking dish. Do not cover or add water.
Place the roast in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Roast for 21 minutes (seven minutes per pound) then turn off the oven and let the roast sit in the hot oven for 2 1/2 hours. Do not open the door at all during this time!
Remove the roast from the oven, the internal temperature should have reached at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). Carve into thin slices to serve.
Our dessert will be simple and sweet. A steaming hot cup of coffee and some of the Christmas cookies that I made last weekend.
Regardless of what your Christmas holiday plans are, my prayer for you and your loved ones is that it will be a day of peace, love, and promise of hope for a wonderful new year! A BLESSED HOLIDAY TO YOU ALL!