I thought I'd post a run-down of the complete Christmas dinner, as well as the recipe for the gravy I made. I wasn't going to make one, but last minute, I figured it would be a nice addition since the mashed potatoes I made weren't strongly flavored any way. I also thought it would help with any potential dryness in the meat (though the turkey was pretty tender and the pork was just slightly dry).
Sadly, one element of Christmas Dinner never made it to the table. I had the world's hardest, most inpenetrable butternut squash! I made one other dish, Cognac Chestnuts with Butternut Squash, but the squash just didn't cook in time. Everyone was waiting at the table (banging their forks and demanding food!!!), ready to eat, so I left them in the oven. It wasn't until I was hand-washing the china that I finally was able to easily pierce a piece of squash. Though I have to admit, I was secretly happy it didn't get served, I blissfully ate squash for the next 3 days!