Before I had a chance to implement any of your suggestions, J called me to say she was at the Polish deli, would buy the kielbasi for Christmas Eve and deliver it to my house. This offer saved me almost two hours of time, the greatest gift I could receive on December 23. She also said not to worry, they would arrive about 7:30 and would just "plug into whatever was happening at that point." As it happened, the evening had progressed somewhat slowly and we had just finished appetizers and were starting on the main course when they arrived, so it worked perfectly.
As I said, J is a good-hearted person and the kielbasi delivery was typical of this. In addition, she was an amazing help in cleaning up. I'm so glad I didn't let the stress get the better of good manners.
The menu: Apppetizers: shrimp cocktail, brie baked with bourbon, brown sugar and pecans, cheese platter, sushi, stuffed mushrooms. Entrees: filet with cold horseradish and warm wild mushroom sauce, tortelloni with vodka sauce, aforementioned kielbasi, scallops in bacon, crab cakes, cavatelli with shrimp and scallops, chicken and shrimp with asparagus, artichokes and eggplant in a brandy cream sauce (maybe I overdid the shrimp). No turducken this year but my niece called one of the desserts (purchased) the turducken of sweets: brownie base with a layer of cheesecake, chocolate mousse and chocolate ganache. The other desserts were raspberry cheesecake and pecan pie.
Again, thanks for your responses and what's the Weight Watcher's web address?