We are having a relatively intimate dinner this year on Christmas compared to the 20+ we usually host. It will just be 3 adults and a pre-schooler. I still want to make a special meal. My husband is a real carnivore so I was thinking about a standing rib roast.
My question is: is it a waste to make one for just 3 people?
Last time I made one was for a group of 10 and roasted a 5 rib roast. So I was thinking we would really only need a 2-rib one, which just seems so puny and I am afraid it will overcook. Since we are leaving the next morning for a week long vacation there is no need for leftovers.
So if it IS a waste any idea for a great red-meat special occasion meal that doesnt tie me to kitchen all day? Something more special than a rib eye or filet either topped with something (usually blue cheese) or wrapped in bacon?