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How To Prepare & Carve The Perfect Holiday Beef Roast

‘Twas the night before Christmas [3]and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” While the poem, “The Night Before Christmas,” paints an idyllic scene of Christmas Eve, the reality is that, for most folks, the night before Christmas [4]has you hustling to get things done before the relatives arrive. There are cookies to decorate, presents to wrap, potatoes to mash, and a succulent beef roast to prepare. If you’ve ever hosted a family gathering, you know what I’m talking about; a lot goes into preparing for the big day. Now that I’m older and have my own household to run, I can appreciate how hard my mom worked to make the holidays special for us kids.

Whether you’re busy getting ready for a family gathering or you’re out pushing snow and feeding cattle, chances are this is a busy time of year for a lot of you.

In honor of those who are staying up late tonight preparing that holiday meal for tomorrow, I thought I would share a couple of videos from the Texas Beef Council on how to prepare, slice and serve the perfect holiday beef roast.

Here's one on slicing and plating the roast.

Here’s another for how to create a gourmet beef meal on a budget.

You might recall that I created my own holiday beef commercial with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council and the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary. You can read all about it, plus check out photographs and the video, too, by clicking here. [5]

Remember, the reason for the season and enjoy the company of your friends and family. But what better way to celebrate this special time than with beef on the table?

What are you having for your holiday meals? What constitutes the perfect Christmas [6]dinner for you?