A good number of years ago, my husband and I had the opportunity to host my family for Christmas dinner. Before that time and ever since, our tradition is to go to my parents' home for Christmas. Somehow managed to get the family to travel to Atlanta, where we lived at the time. I can't really remember how we did that.
We were very excited about this meal. I researched recipes for weeks in advance. We ordered a standing rib roast. I tried out recipes to be sure they weren't flops before the "big day."
When the time came,