I will be having a dinner for 12 people this Saturday. I'm trying to put together a menu with things I can prep ahead of time. Hubby wants me to prepare a prime rib. I've only done it once before and it turned out ok. I will be using the roast for 6 minutes a pound and turn off method so my oven won't be available before dinner. Can I make it earlier and take it out so I can prepare the sides? Also, any suggestions to the menu?
I'm thinking cream of cauliflower soup, potatoes au gratin, roasted mushrooms, pan roasted baby carrots (tiny one with the top on) and braised kale. The potatoes, prime rib and the mushrooms take the most time and all in the oven too. Can I bake the potatoes and mushrooms ahead of time and just heat up? Do I need a salad? Another veg? BTW: we're Chinese so in addition to the potatoes, we'll have rice. Flan for dessert. Haven't decide on apps yet.
Is a Yorkshire pudding easy to make? I've had wonderful ones but I'm not a baker.