ALL of my 45 Christmas menus have included turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, etc, etc. A rerun of the traditional Thanksgiving menu. And, we've never given it a second thought before, because we all LOVE leftovers. Some of the leftovers are even better the second time around. However........this year, I was granted the opportunity to have what I've come to affectionately call, "Africanized Killer Stomach Flu" the day after Thanksgiving. This thing hit me hard and fast, put me to bed for 4 days (I think DH was fixin' to call the mortuary). Thankfully, the fridge was FULL of food for the family to eat while I was trying to survive. To say the least, I think they are all SICK of ham and turkey. I enjoyed essentially NO leftovers by the time my gut was no longer seeking absolute revenge for every bit of anything I'd put in my mouth in my life... AND, this is our first year without either of DH's parents (dad passed in '07, and we lost mom in February). This was our very first ever Thanksgiving without our parents, and Christmas will be the same. And so...........we've decided to shake it up a bit and do a Prime Rib for Christmas. My issue is coming up with side dishes to serve with it. Homemade rolls are a MUST, but beyond that, I'm clueless. Thought about roasted new potatoes, baked potatoes, shredded potatoe casserole, or or or or. I'm not an eleborate cook, don't do any of the fancy shmancy things like cooking sherry, or red wine or stuff like that. But, I can mash potatoes or mix up baking powder biscuits with the best of 'em (with a recipe as a guideline, of course). I'd love to hear your ideas/suggestions for side dishes, desserts, etc to serve with the Prime Rib.