Bookman had to work today so we celebrated the Solstice yesterday. And what a wonderful day it was! As some of you know, Bookman does the cooking year-round but on Solstice I take over and plan out a whole menu of dishes we have usually never had before. I don’t particularly enjoy cooking but I like cooking for Solstice. Bookman has a hard time taking the backseat in the kitchen and he began the day with a C- when I was baking the dessert, but he turned it around and by the end of the evening had earned an A+ for invaluable chopping skills and helping me juggle everything so it was all done at the same time. Here are a few pictures of our feast.

Soup's on!

Soup’s on!

Here is Bookman being silly excited about the soup. Masala potato soup. It did turn out to be pretty darn tasty.

Yummy!

Yummy!

This is the main meal. Golden tandoori tofu, coconut black-eyed pea curry, basmati rice, and zater bread. The tofu was so good and almost sweet and the curry was spicy but not so spicy that you couldn’t taste it or anything else. We love zater bread so it is a good thing we had some in the freezer because I was planning on making naan but failed to read the directions to see that it needed time to rise. I figured it was flatbread and it didn’t dawn on me that it had might need time for kneading and rising! The zater bread made a nice substitute though. We’ll try making naan some other time.

And for dessert:

pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake

pumpkin chocolate chip bundt cake

The topping is a cashew butter “cream cheese” with some chocolate ganache spilled over it.

So good!

So good!

We were stuffed afterwards!

One of the best things about a meal like this? Leftovers!

Happy Solstice everyone!

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