I'm so behind even thinking about Christmas much less preparing that I am afraid that realistically we may have to go out for dinner. I have bleak visions of holiday buffets with prime rib and towering cheese and dessert displays, and families with children. Not to mention substitute kitchen & waitstaff. I would be so grateful for any ideas about places that would actually be a) good or better and b) open.
I've thought about mail order and that sort of thing but I can't even get through to Balducci's, plus I have had some bad experiences with their mail order before. Locally I don't know know of anyone doing take-away that excites me. But I'll consider anything.