Still haven’t decided what to make for Christmas Dinner?

December 22, 2008


This was so easy, yet so delicious!  (Our table fell silent as everyone took their first bite.)

When I was at Costco, I saw that they had whole Beef Tenderloins (the primal from which Filet Mignon is cut).  This one was only $36 and fed 6 big eaters.

Bring the meat to room temperature and cover lightly with olive oil.

Sprinkle with salt & pepper and minced garlic.

Rub it all in.

Get a cast iron skillet screaming hot and sear the roast on all sides.

Put the skillet into a 350 degree oven until the center reaches 130 degrees.

Rest 10 minutes, slice and serve.

If you want to make some rolls, my 90 year old clients recommends this recipe.  She says she has made rolls for years and these are the best.  I haven’t tried them yet, but I trust Helen!

3 Hour Rolls

1 cup milk

1/2 cup shortening or butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

2 packets of yeast

3 beaten eggs

4 1/2 cups flour (more if needed)

Heat milk to scalding, add fat, sugar and salt.

Cool to lukewarm and add yeast (bloom the yeast first in warm water as per instructions on package)

Stir until disolved.

Add eggs , then flour to make a smooth, soft dough.

Knead lightly on a floured surface.

Place in greased bowl and cover.

Let rise (double in size)

Divide dough in half and roll each half into a flat circle.

Spread with melted butter.

Cut the circle like a pizza and roll each wedge from the wide end to the point.

Bake @ 420 until golden brown (about 8-10 minutes)

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One Response to “Still haven’t decided what to make for Christmas Dinner?”

  1. Kim Thompson Says:


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