We had a great holiday celebrating with friends!
Last year I made everything by hand, which was very stressful and frustrating (I was able to find a turkey small enough to fit in my tiny oven and our friends brought over a larger bird). So this year to avoid all the fuss we ordered the small ham package from Tengan Castle. The ham was good, but the side dishes (yams, stuffing, potatoes, ect) were disappointing. Very bland. For Christmas, I'll probably pick up a ham and turkey then make the side dishes and desserts at home.
This year we also had an early dinner at a friend's house and went to a dinner buffet at Camp Foster's Ocean Breeze club. Although we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table and then stand in a long line for food, we'd definitely go back. I was surprised how good everything was! The glazed carrots, herb stuffing and turkey were delicious.
Best of all, I still managed to lose a pound this week (only 7 more until I work off my summer vacation indulgences). Ug.