My biggest problem is going to be the teeny-tiny size of my oven. I have back-up plans for lighting the barbecue and using it as a warming station. I made my sausage rolls yesterday and froze them. They will defrost perfectly to be served as appetizers with aperitifs of egg-nog and champagne.
I have pretty much decided that Sherry Trifle will be for dessert. I hope that the few "True Americans" on my guest list will not be devastated by the absence of pecan pie and pumpkin cheese cake.
I still remember the reaction a few years ago from a friend, who is away in Mexico this year, when I suggested cooking beef instead of turkey. "Well O.K." she said. " We'll just go and have turkey at a diner before we come to your house "
Turkey is an imperative, as I have learned. I don't mind. It's an easy thing to cook and the house will be deliciously perfumed.