Phoebe and Nancy pulled out all the stops. An outrageous meal with some outrageous people.

Fun, Fun. And More Fun.

We started off with an hors d’oeuvre remake from Christmas Eve.

And then we moved on to the main event – Prime Ribs. Yes, plural. They made two!

Perfectly cooked. of course!

And then it was the side dishes… Mashed potatoes, of course

And a vat of gravy. Phoebe makes good gravy!

Green Beans with chopped garlic

Creamed Spinach

A fabulous salad

and the obligatory dinner rolls

Because we definitely didn’t eat enough, we had desserts – yes, plural, again.

Brownies with a mint frosting in homage to Mom..

An Orange Apple Cake

Lots more cupcakes

And Pumpkin Snickerdoodles that I didn’t get a picture of.

It was an entire weekend built on excess, and we realize just how fortunate we are that we are able to do so. No one is rich, but we’re definitely doing better than so many others. No one has to worry about where their next meal is coming from or in danger of losing their home. We were able to buy presents – and a lot of really good food!

It’s a great feeling.

Since my feelings on New Year’s Eve are fairly common knowledge, a raucous Christmas is going to morph into a much quieter New Year’s Eve.

Stay tuned…