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Rib of Beef - have we gone OTT?

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AnonymousBird Thu 13-Dec-12 19:06:18

DH was with me at the butchers when we ordered the Rib. We have a total of six for dinner on Christmas Day, two of whom are children (but very greedy so count as adult portion!). DH said "go large", as he would naturally. So I think we have ordered a 3 bone rib which the butcher estimated will weigh 3.5-4 kgs.....

Now thinking about it, that just sounds crazy large to me. I know we can have left overs but TBH I am not so keen on cold rib of beef, it doesn't seem to last well as a left over. I'd rather order something we are going to eat most of and have something else as our cold cut for later or the next day (usually I just roast a chicken at the same time to have lovely cold chicken for sandwiches).

Am I right in thinking we have ordered too much beef!?

TheSkiingGardener Thu 13-Dec-12 19:17:59

I would have done a 2 bone rib to be honest.

Time to have lots of cottage pie and beef stir fry maybe to use up the leftovers???

hotbot Thu 13-Dec-12 19:44:08

GEt the butcher to chop one rib off and freeze it?

wheredidiputchristmas Thu 13-Dec-12 19:54:27

Freeze it portions and use in sandwiches or reheat on gravy for quick dinners at another time.

LaCiccolina Thu 13-Dec-12 19:57:07

What a wonderful meal! I'd freeze the third, butcher will separate. Gosh I'm jealous of that lunch.....

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