was celebrated today, again - at my daughter's home. All three of our children, assorted spouses, a girlfriend, her son and six grandchildren were there. Two of our granddaughters were out of town; one in Ireland and the other in Virginia. We hope to have both of them back home safe and sound in a few weeks.
We got smart regarding food! Instead of cooking for days, as we did before Thanksgiving, we ordered take-out from both a Chinese and an Italian restaurant. While it was not cheap, it was definitely worth it!
I had stuffed clams and a chocolate, bourbon bread pudding with mascarpone and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Maggiano's outdid themselves! There are no pics - I ate it all too quickly.
Everyone was stuffed to the gills and seemed to be happy with their choices. Afterward, we separated into groups to watch football, talk or simply rest our stomachs.
It was a very nice gathering; I hope that for all of you tomorrow. Have a very Merry Christmas and the best year ever in 2017!!