Bacon Wrapped Dijon and Rosemary Prime Rib

I have this secret.  Well, really it’s an excuse.  It works like a charm for me, keeps me out of scornful watch from others (especially my husband) and it feels slightly honest.

I have this problem with anemia.  I have always had a low iron count and honestly, I don’t even know what that does to me. Make me tired? Yea right, it’s called being an adult, not anemia.

Anyway, we’ll be at a restaurant, in the grocery store, the street corner, and I will turn to Brian and announce my DIRE NEED for red meat.

“But Brian, I need the filet mignon, I feel low on iron…

“Brian, the doctors says I need to eat red meat.” like every day.

“oh, I’m grumpy? I probably just need to eat some meat.”

“Damn, I could eat the PANTS off a steak right now”.

That’s usually how the story goes.  He looks at me sheepishly, knowing I’m exaggerating but feeling like he has to honor my request, doctors orders and all.

Sometimes he’ll even test me to see if I’ll pull the card.

“Whit, you’ve had steak 3 nights in a row, why don’t we order the fish…”

“YOU KNOW I HAVE A LOW IRON COUNT, and besides I’m on vacation.  Also, I’ll kill you.”

Heaven help the person that stands between me and beef.


Bacon Wrapped Dijon and Rosemary Prime Rib

By Whitney, January 24, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Dijon and Rosemary Prime Rib



Season beef with salt and pepper, including the rack of bones. Rub mustard all over beef; sprinkle with rosemary. Wrap with applewood bacon. Let it marinate overnight. Remove beef from refrigerator a few hours before you are ready to cook. Preheat oven to 450. Roast the beef rib side up 20–25 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325°; continue roasting for two more hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center registers 120.  Transfer roast to a carving board and let rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Don’t mind me while I continue to twist medical words into my need for beef.



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