Sunday, January 31, 2010

prime rib

So. I've been wanting to make prime rib since.... November. My dad's birthday is just 8 days before mine but back in November, I treated my whole family to dinner. Since my dad loves prime rib and it was his birthday, I took my family to House of Prime Rib. Not only did they royally fuck up my reservation, I blew $300. After that, I decided to take matters into my own damn China[wo]man hands and make that shit myself!!! IRON CHEF MARTHA STEWART RACHEL RAY GIADA DE LARENTIIS THESE TITTAYS BABY! (  .  Y  .  )

So today is my youngest brother's birthday. He turned 19. My dad asked if we wanted to go out to dinner at a steakhouse, but I volunteered to cook prime rib at home. I had been DYING to do it anyway! So my youngest brother & I agreed that dinner would be set and ready to eat by 5pm. He was getting picked up at 6pm to return to his dorm.

Well... 5pm came, went, and no birthday boy. He strolled in at 5:45-5:50pmish and by that time the prime rib had still been sitting in the oven on warm.. As a result, it kept cooking *cries* I like my meat medium rare. Anything over that is BLASPHEMOUS.

I slaved all goddam Sunday making this feast and I am pretty fucking heated but I digress.. Here's what I did.

Mixed seasonings to rub into the roast.
This is:
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup rosemary
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup freshly cracked black pepper (this took forever)
and because i'm bourgeois like that, I added 6 pinches of black truffle sea salt from Dean & Deluca. Why? Because I can and wanted to!!

Rub it into, onto, all over your rib roast. Make sure to get every crack and crevice like you're wiping your bootay!  Then I popped this baby into a 375* oven for 45 minutes.

After 45 minutes, I shut off the oven and kept the rib roast in there for another 2 1/2 hours. DO NOT CRACK THAT OVEN DOOR OPEN <-- this step was extremely crucial. Then, 45 minutes before serving time, I turned my oven back on to 375* and let it roast for 45 mins. When time was up, I took it out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes - this is also important!! You have to let it sit so the juices can distribute evenly throughout the roast.. The rub of seasonings created a "shell" and you're not going to eat all that damn salt so of course, I scraped it off.

After scraping off the "shell" of seasonings, the pan looked like this:

I'm not including a picture of the carving.. It was blasphemy I tell you!! BLASPHEMY! But.. I digress.

But in the end, this is what my plate looked like.

pictured: mashed potatoes, wilted spinach and shallots, corn, prime rib w/ au jus and a dallop of horseradish. 

Everything was homemade with the exception of: corn [canned] and horseradish cream [store bought]

Making something like this is costly. It ran me about $50.. But, there's 5 people in my family so you figure you're paying $10 per head which is a lot better compared to the $300 I spent at House of Prime Rib. 

P.S. It was also my first time doing an au jus. That came out pretty bomb dot com so I am damn proud of that. 

Friday, January 29, 2010

buenos dias mi putas!

Alright. I'm finally creating my own "beauty blog." My attempts at being a YouTube "makeup guru" were pretty pathetic. I am just too damn lazy to film & edit videos. Not to mention it takes forever and a day to upload and process them on YouTube!?

So this is my disclaimer. The focus of this blog will be on beauty products but every now and then i'm going to spout off/vent/rant about crap.. Sometimes posts will be just for shits & giggles but I must warn you that I am a huge foodie as well so that will work its way in here.

Let's get on with the show y'all.

I have fine, dry hair but I was born with A TON of it. My mane gets THICK yo, like a horse's tail when I tie it up. Lately it's been a bitch to manage (o yeh.. I cuss like a dirty sailor) because i'm trying to grow out my A-line Victoria Beckham bob cut. I've quit American shampoos. Screw that nonsense! I'm all about SHISEIDO!!
Now I rotate shampoos every 2-3 months. This is what i've used: Herbal Essences (smells good & works good the 1st day, but then dries my hair out), Pantene Pro V (Ice Shine), Tresseme (made my hair too greasy) , Bedhead Moisture Maniac (it got expensive) and the list goes on and on. I'm currently just on this: Shiseido Tsubaki Shining (in the red bottle).

I just want you mofos to know, I was no way whatsoever paid for this or were given the products for free. I bought the shampoo + conditioner with my own hard earned money at my own free will. It was $12 for the shampoo, $12 for the conditioner. What I love the most about it is how the products are in a PUMP bottle. Easy to get while showering!! Also, you can buy REFILLS for the bottles. No waste like American shampoos..

Right after I blow dried my hair, I noticed that it was EXTRA shiny. I felt like Charlotte in Sex & The City "Is my hair too shiny today?" yes bitch, my hair is THAT shiny, hahahah! It also didn't feel dried out after the blowjob (blow drying you tard!). It also kept my fly aways down, and I have a TON of them because my head is chock full of baby hairs.