The Yule parties, yes, parties, are over for another year. We had two because all the guests from Party #1 had departed by the time the next group of visitors arrived.
I didn't get around to bottling the mead, and the orange cake and the crab-stuffed mushrooms have been deferred to a later occasion -- Probably Hogmanay.
We had honey-garlic chicken thighs, gluten-free brownies, almond butter-crunch candy, spicy chicken drumsticks, meatballs, spare ribs, sautéed mushrooms, potato salad, lemon squares, chocolate chip cookies, and a giant apple pie thingie which stayed in the fridge because we had Way Too Much Food for eleven people.
Especially after the cheese, crackers, salad, crudités, potato chips, a second container of chip dip, and two bottles of wine showed up.
I reiterate: Oof.
Happy Yule, everyone!