Have you ever been with a group of friends or family and decided to have a little dinner party last minute? Well that happened to me a few weeks back. I was visiting with my God parents and my sis-in-law and we decided to have dinner all together. I had already planned on having my weeknight rib roast so it was no problem to add a few more to the table.
A dinner for everyone
Now I know rib roast is not something you normally make for a quick weeknight dinner, but my dad found it on sale and picked up 2 bone-in rib roasts. One had 2 bones and the other had 1, but was cut very thick on both sides.
My original plan was to only cook the 1 rib roast but we had not frozen the other one so I just added it to the pan. There was going to be 7 adults and 2 toddlers. Now as you tell from the picture above my niece, and nephew (see below) will eat anything so essentially it was 8 adults. The 3 ribs we had were more than enough, we even had a little left over for a sandwich the next day.
The best part
The nest part about this rib roast is literally you season it and forget it. You just put it in the oven and let it go. It really is that easy, but no one ever believes me. It looks so fancy and like it took all day to make that they think I am lying to them, but I promise it really is that easy.
The key to this rib roast is to season it well, so that a delicious crust forms on the outside as it roasts. The seasoning is very simple, but I do rub it on very generously and trust me it makes each bite so, so good.
If you wanted you could use a course steak seasoning, but I really do love my simple salt, pepper and garlic powder combo.
The sides matter too….
As good as this meat is (which by the way how good does it look), the sides are also super important. For this quick dinner party I did a quick Horseradish Sauce, some twice baked potatoes and my sis-in-law did her skillet spinach.
Go ahead and call the gang over and have a super fun weeknight dinner party that everyone is sure to remember!!
Make sure and take pics of your rib roast and tag me @sparklesnsprouts!!