Then we sat down on the couch and spent the day watching episodes of Ace of Cakes and Mythbusters that I had recorded but we hadn't gotten around to watching. Around 11:30, she started making her family's potatoes au graten. (I grated the cheese, but otherwise was kept out of the kitchen while she cooked.) About 1, I pulled the ham out of the fridge and put the sweet potato casserole in the microwave. About 1:30, we started in on the "Christmas buffet." (Her phrasing, since we just left the food out to nibble on.) Around 7, I pulled the cheesecake sampler out of the freezer to thaw.
We made a huge dent in the recordings, but still have several episodes (especially of Ace of Cakes) to watch.