Usually do a ham - but this was first year ever - we've had a beef ribeye roast!
Best part was, the now 'adult' kiddos (and new son-in-law trained chef) did ALL the dinner-prep work, cooking, serving!
All's the wife and I had to do was to kick-back & play with our new baby grandson and take a couple of pics once in a while...
Started out like this:
He carved it up, salted overnight, then prepped the roast to go in the oven:
While we all snacked on fresh hors d'oeuvres my daughters prepared:
(in the back - smoked salmon w/caper-cream-cheese, rosemary-almond-butter spread, venison sausages):
and he Roasted it to perfection:
And then we feasted - sorry didn't get pics of the amazing sides: / serving / presentation- couldn't wait to dig in...
(cheddar roasted potatoes, green-been fresh-fried-onion casserole, mushroom-onion gravy, & roasted brussel-sprouts)
Then stuffed ourselves to the brim afterwards with homemade desserts (except the Buckey's fudge):
And still have a few pounds of the roast left-over: (it was 12 lbs! - for 10 adults!)
This is the leftovers:
Yeah - It was amazing, a hell-of-a-deal for $5/lb, and yeah, I could get used to this, and to being a 'grandpa' now . . .