Something occurred to me last night, as I was awaiting the Sandman, and it got me giggling uncontrollably.
The reason for the gathering I'd just posted about was the celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Beloved's parents. The five kids all put their heads together and decided that they'd cook the Big Dinner, and that it would be shrimp for the kids, and filet mignon with lobster tail for the adults. A pretty big splurge for this family; no one's got a lot of money, so it was a gift of love and honor for their folks.
And it was an abomination. Which means that the abominable playing field has now been leveled.