Lose weight? I’m not even maintaining weight at this point! I get on the scale every morning and I hear the poor thing crying out in pain! I tell it to bear with me. It will get better. Just hold out until January…

It’s nigh-on impossible for me to not over-indulge when I’m presented with so many fun and fabulous choices.

Christmas Eve at Phoebe and Nancy’s is all about hors d’oeuvres. Everyone brings something and we just graze for hours.

And graze for hours is exactly what I did.

Nancy made a baked brie with a homemade Cranberry Jam…

Victor made his Ricotta Rollatini

Christine made Lumpia

Katie made Chicken and Waffles

And Phoebe and Nancy put together so much more…

Assorted meats


Olives, Peppers, and Pickles


Stuffed Salami

Jalapeno Poppers and Pigs in Blankets

Sausages and Mustard

I somehow missed pictures of Debbie’s Olive Cheese Balls and the Buffalo Chicken Wings… But I did get the PB&J Cupcakes

and the chips and dips

And no party is complete without festive beverages. Bill brought the 2022 Anchor Steam Christmas Ale

And I supplied a bottle of Irish Poitin

Needless to say, a good time was had by all!

Tonight, we head back over for a Christmas Day Feast – Phoebe is making Prime Rib for dinner.

It definitely does not suck to be me – and I’ll deal with the weight-gaining next week.

Right now, I’m going back for seconds!