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April 27, 2015
★~ Prime Rib Roast Day:
There is only way to celebrate Prime Rib Roast day, enjoy a big juicy cut cooked your favorite way! Prime Rib Gallimaufry (below) will provide 10 riveting prime rib facts.
★~ Storytelling Day:
Storytelling is such a wonderful way for human beings to connect. A story told without props, power points, media or even read from a book but has been memorized or told from experience establishes a relationship of the heart and nourishes the soul and the spirit of both the teller and the listener. Celebrate today by sharing a heartfelt story today.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1947 – The Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. The event was held to honor the ailing baseball star, who was nearing the end of his life because of throat cancer. Ruth, the legendary “Sultan of Swat,”died a year later at age 53.
♥~ 1971–The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.
♥~ 1975 – Chart topper: (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song – – B.J. Thomas
♥~ 1822 – Ulysses S. Grant 18th U.S. President [1869-1877]; married to Julia Dent [three sons, one daughter]; Lt. General in command of all Union armies during U.S. Civil War; nickname: Hero of Appomattox; died July 23, 1885
♥~ 1855 – Margaret Wolfe Hungerford; novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym “The Duchess,” which was the title of her most popular novel. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which appeared in her book Molly Bawn
♥~ 1900 – Walter Lantz Academy Award-winning animator: creator of Woody Woodpecker; Lantz’ Woody Woodpecker made his first appearance in the 1940 film, Knock, Knock. He became so popular that his wacky laugh and taunting ways were celebrated in The Woody Woodpecker Song.
♥~ 1922 – Jack Klugman Emmy Award-winning actor: The Defenders: Blacklist [1963-1964], The Odd Couple [1970-1971, 1972-1973]; Quincy, M.E., Twelve Angry Men, Days of Wine and Roses, Goodbye Columbus
♥~ 1931 – Robert Donner actor: Mork and Mindy, Cool Hand Luke, El Dorado, High Plains Drifter, Vanishing Point, Fools Parade, Chisum, Last Hard Men, Damnation Alley, Bite the Bullet, Under the Rainbow, TV: Charlie’s Angels, McCloud, Columbo, How the West Was Won, The Incredible Hulk, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Eight is Enough; appeared in some 120 film and TV roles; died June 8, 2006
♥~ 1959 – Sheena Easton (Sheena Shirley Orr) singer: Modern Girl, Morning Train, One Man Woman, When He Shines, For Your Eyes Only, We Got Tonight, Strut, Sugar Walls
★~ Prime Rib Gallimaufry:
♥~ Prime rib is technically a roast, not a steak. That is, unless you slice the ribs into steaks before cooking, in which case it becomes a rib eye steak.
♥~ To buy prime rib from the butcher, ask for the dry-aged prime rib and specify that you want the meat to be “prime” (not “choice”) and have a lot of marbling. The more marbling, the more flavorful it will be.
♥~ A full prime rib is cut from the 6th through 12th ribs of the cow, so seven ribs in total.
♥~ In addition to full prime rib, you can get a loin-end rib roast, which is also known as “first cut.” It’s a smaller cut with less fat and is a leaner, more expensive purchase. There’s also the chuck-end rib roast or “second cut” which is cheaper, bigger, and has more layers of fat.
♥~Ask the butcher to leave the fat cap on the prime rib. It’s a layer of fat on top of the meat that protects it while cooking and adds tremendous flavor.
♥~ Cook your prime rib on the bones without the meat touching the pan. BLT Steak’s Corporate Executive Chef Cliff Crooks says to keep the preparation simple with salt and pepper on the outside and roast it slow and evenly at 325 degrees for 30 minutes before testing the internal temperature. Once done, let it sit for 20 minutes to retain its juices.
♥~ To see if your prime rib is done, test with a meat thermometer. Rare will be 115 degrees, medium-rare is 120 degrees, and medium is 130 degrees.
♥~ Prime rib is called a “standing” roast because of the way you cook it.
♥~ Most chefs would encourage you to order your prime rib medium-rare. Cooked to this temperature tt retains all of the juices, making it more rich and flavorful. Wine? Pair it with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Merry Monday. Wishing everyone a bright start to the week.
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