Prime time: This prime rib recipe is sure to be a holiday hit |

Prime time: This prime rib recipe is sure to be a holiday hit

Simone GrandmainSpecial to the Sun
Courtesy photo / Danny KruckTake advantage of the great prime rib prices this time of year and ring in the New Year right.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; So 2012 is approaching, out with the old and in with the new, and your entire family has decided to gather in the beautiful Sierra to express their Auld Lang Syne. Even let some bygones be bygones. In fact, your ex is bringing his new fianc to your home, to dinner, to make nice, can’t we all be friends, blah, blah, blah. Apparently they are considering moving back to town. (You give the flatlander two months, tops).What’s a girl to do, cook, wear? How simple life was for our mothers when they had Emily Post’s etiquette column answering such stumpers as andamp;#8220;How to greet the late guests.andamp;#8221; First of all, think positive. You have happily moved on, you should be thanking him, really. So what if you thought you were just andamp;#8220;re-evaluating thingsandamp;#8221; when he met her? You are so over that. You could do the obvious and serve up all the things you know he hates. But what would the rest of the family do when faced with a meal of pickled beets, low-fat mayonnaise, and super chunk peanut butter? No, you are going to be the bigger person. I mean that figuratively, not literally. You are going to kill them with kindness and an unbelievable, laminate-this-recipe prime rib and horseradish demi-glace.It’s going to take a little time to prepare, but will give you something to do with your hands and ample opportunity to size up the new girl. This recipe will keep you fussing over YOUR stove, in YOUR kitchen and remember: It has never let you down, never failed you, never treated you with anything but love.