So it's ten til six and my guests seem to substantially be here (missing one person but I don't know if she's coming), and they're all entertaining each other in the living room. I successfully kept them out of the dining room by strategically placing Portuguese cheeses, crackers, and the fresh onion dip (and pita crackers that I made) in the living room. I hear lots of laughs, so clearly they're not starving away while I'm trying to convince the squash to get baked and making the stuffing for it. spikeylady and ciphergoth are wearing their dodgiest t-shirts, which I didn't notice at all and am sure my uncle will say nothing about if he does, but it's amusing nonetheless.
Right, back to the stove. Dinner looks like it's going to be at about 7 now.