We were to have enjoyed a simple yet elegant Christmas Eve dinner (have to do the dinner on Christmas Eve because we are flying out of the country on Christmas evening): Frenched prime rib roast from Niman Ranch (already ordered but not yet shipped), fingerling potatoes, haricot verts, a lovely salad with brie and black truffles, crusty French bread, and apple tarte tatin.
It was to have been our tiny family (hubby, child and me) along with a few close friends. But now there are a few family members who have decided to join us (flying in from out of state to do so). Wonderful, right? Well, it would be. However. One elderly couple insists that there be a 'proper' Christmas dinner. Complete with ham, turkey, stuffing, cranberry relish, etc...
We don't care for ham and just had turkey at Thanksgiving. Is there any way to merge the two menus that doesn't look disjointed and weird? Also, I don't want a lot of leftovers as we are flying out the very next day.
Any suggestions would be really appreciated!