Dozens of phone calls with mom later, Christmas week had arrived. The party on Friday was nice practice...and now it's go time. The menu was large - lots of appetizers, full Thanksgiving dinner and several deserts. We would be mixing the families for the first time at Christmas, inviting my mother in law. Expecting 9 adults and 3 kids, I set our large dining table for 12. Crystal, china, silver, beautiful serving trays, and 3 plastic Santa place mats.
And I also have to report that my new fridge, albeit tiny, was perfect :)