The table is set.
The Alice Medrich chocolate souffles - not too rich, nicely chocolatey - are ready for the oven. They're both gluten-free and do-ahead. If they washed dishes, they'd be perfect. (That giant one in the back is for John!)
Cauliflower is blanched. It still needs a coating of breadcrumbs, then it will be ready for the fryer we fondly call "fondue." (Recipes for fondues and sauces are here.)
It's kind of crazy how perfectly Christmas-y all this snow is! After Christmas, it's just...a lot of snow. But for now, it's lovely.