Fairly low key - only two guests, my buddies Erik and Gerry, but it was kind of nice not to be completely exhausted by the time the day was done.
Made a great feast consisting of: New York strip loin roast with garlic herb crust, creamed corn, potatoes savoyarde, Yorkshire pudding with sage and bacon, Vichy carrots, and for dessert, poached pears flambe. Yes, we had flaming dessert and no one's hair caught on fire, nor did the tablecloth, etc. Yum. Eating will continue with waffles tomorrow (thanks to the pancake/waffle batter mix Mom and Dad sent and the waffle iron my sister sent). Also need to eat more of that yummy cheese that came with the pancake/syrup box set from Mom and Dad. I am full as a tick.
In other present news: Got the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 box set from Scott, and the new Joseph Wambaugh book, Hollywood Moon, from Erik and Gerry. My brother-in-law sent four books by Walter Moers: Rumo and his Miraculous Adventures, The City of Dreaming Books (love that title!), The Alchemaster's Apprentice, and The 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear. They all look promising.
Must go and
eat more tidy up from the day's festivities. It was a good day, most of all because I am blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.
Merry Christmas and God bless us every one!