Monday, May 11, 2009


I had the most wonderful Mothers day. My children truly love me. I already knew that but it's so nice when they validate it. Last week Garrad was telling us how wonderful the prime ribs was at a restaurant they had went to, so Gary and I went and tried it out, it was not very good, so right there and then I decided I was going to fix a prime rib dinner for my family on Mothers Day so they could taste what prime rib is all about.( the recipe will follow) IT WAS SO GOOD! We had broccoli salad, new baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, Crab salad, rolls, cherry cobbler, & cookies. I bought a 20 lb prime rib and so not trusting the time on my recipe for such a large roast I started the prime rib earlier than I needed to. I had a meat thermometer in it and thinking I had much more time than I did, I didn't check it soon enough and when I did check it it was done more than I like and when you pay $6.49 a pound you want it just right. Don't get me wrong it was still delicious but I wanted it my way.

Judi's Prime Rib

3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
1/3 cup orange marmalade
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 cup beer (I know shame on me, but it cooks out)
1 (8 pound) prime rib roast
1/4 cup olive oil
ground black pepper to taste
Mix together the ginger, marmalade, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar, and mustard. Stir in the beer. Prick holes all over the roast with a 2 pronged fork. Pour marinade over roast. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (I do this over night), basting at least twice Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place roast on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour about 1 cup of marinade into the roasting pan, and discard remaining marinade. Pour olive oil over roast, and season with freshly ground black pepper. Insert a roasting thermometer into the middle of the roast, making sure that the thermometer does not touch any bone. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil, and seal edges tightly around pan. Cook roast for 1 hour in the preheated oven. After the first hour, remove the aluminum foil. Baste, reduce heat to 325 degrees F, and continue roasting for 1 more hour. The thermometer reading should be at least 140 degrees for medium-rare, and 170 degrees for well done. Remove roasting pan from oven, place aluminum foil over roast, and let rest for about 30 minutes before slicing.

Broccoli Salad

2 ½ pounds broccoli heads
1 Cup bacon cooked & crumbled (you can buy REAL bacon in a bottle & it works great
10 to 15 mushrooms sliced
1 med. Red onion chopped fine
¾ cup raisins (if desired)

1-cup mayonnaise
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
Mix together and pour on salad let set up a few hours before serving.

I got some wonderful gifts for Mother's Day and I love all of them especially the two letters I got from my sons Garrad and Brady sharing there testimony's with me.

There's times in my life when I feel like I have failed as a parent and then theres times I feel has I done my best and this Mothers Day I felt the ladder. My children love me in spite of my short comings, and they know I done my best in raising them. I look back on some of the things that took place in raising my children and I realize that I should have done some things differently but at the time I thought I was doing the right thing, so I have learned much in raising my children and hopfully when they come to me with questions concerning there children I can give them good advice.

I missed my own Mother this Mother's Day she has been gone 13 years now and I still miss talking to her everyday, I miss her coming to eat with us, because she thought I was the best cook on earth. Mom I love you. I hope I can always make you proud of me has you watch from above.

For Mother's Day I made aprons for my girls. I only got pictures of three out of the six that I made, so that's all I can share with you.


Shannon said...

Oh that sound's to good. I want to give that recipe a try. Those aprons are really cute. Your such a busy little thing aren't you? Keep smiling and SEWING.

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

They look so cute in their aprons! What a great Mom you are!!!
ps. I love that bag that you made at last class. I think I might have to make one like it!