My family, growing up, was huge. This is my first year away from home where I'm responsible for the festive dinner, and have no idea where to cut back. We had everything with all the trimmings, but now it's only me, my boyfriend and our infant son. I have no idea how to do the extravagant thing without things going to waste.

So, any of you with small families, what do you do? It seems it would be a shame to cook up a storm and throw almost everything away,