Hope all went well. Reading of friends' cooking and partying adventures is fun! Sounds like good times (and tasty food)! Christmas prep is minimal this year. I do have the tree up; but, won't be doing much baking. The hormone medication which was recommended after my surgery and radiation resulted in me putting on a lot of extra weight so I make it a point to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible! It's still fun to read about it though!