Dust In My Coffee

Loving my life as a woman in agriculture one sip at a time

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Yes, just as the song goes says I would like to extend my warmest thoughts and prayers to you and your family this Christmas and throughout the new year.


If your house is anything like mine then I bet you still have a few presents to wrap,  goodies to bake and some last minute shopping to finish. I can’t help you with those tasks but I can help if you are still working on any of your holiday dinner menus.  Beef is a great choice for any meal and this recipe for prime rib will make you look like a top chef!  This recipe comes to you from my husband, Steve, and has been tried by many of our friends with a five star rating!  Here it is:

steve slicing prime rib

Best Prime Rib Ever


Beef Rib Roast– 12 lbs. serves 15 people or so
*Mike’s Seasoning (sold at Graybeal’s Grocery store in West Point, NE 402-372-2333)
Olive Oil
Garlic Salt
Meat Thermometer (the best ones have a digital readout that sits outside of the oven)
Rack in pan to bake on
Au jus


  1. Take meat out of bag and wash off with cold water.
  2. Rub olive oil all over the roast.  Season the meat by sprinkling Mike’s, garlic salt and accent generously all over the meat and rub it in using your hands.
  3. Place meat on a rack with drip pan underneath.
  4. Place uncovered in 450 degree pre-heated oven for 30 minutes (puts a nice crust on the meat).
  5. Put meat thermometer in center of roast.  Turn oven down to 200 degrees and cook until meat thermometer reads 140 degrees (takes 3-4 hours).
  6. Remove from oven and slice.  If you need to wait for other dinner items you can cover the meat with foil if it is sitting out.
  7. Make au jus according to package instructions and serve with sliced prime rib.

Tips: Make sure roast has 3-4 weeks of age in a vacuum sealed bag. The key to having good prime rib is to cook it slow and don’t overcook it.

*If you don’t have Mike’s seasoning then add salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder to seasonings



sliced prime rib

Some of our favorite sides to serve with Prime Rib include Hashbrown Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli Salad and Cream Cheese Corn.    The better part of any meal is the people you get to share it with.   My hope is you will find yourself surrounded by people you love, food you enjoy and and enough Christmas goodies to remind you how very blessed you are!  Merry Christmas!

nativity wise men

“So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David’s town called Bethlehem, since he was of David’s House and line,  in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living-space.

In the countryside close by there were shepherds out in the fields keeping guard over their sheep during the watches of the night.  An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them. They were terrified, but the angel said, ‘Do not be afraid. Look, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people.  Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

And all at once with the angel there was a great throng of the hosts of heaven, praising God with the words:  Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace for those he favours.

Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.’

So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.

When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him,  and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them.

As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.  And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.”   Luke 2:4-20

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