|Candles and greens on the table. We also had candles|
in all the windows, and on the kitchen island.
|Ice Lanterns on the porch at dusk.|
Our feast was a mix of old favorites and a new recipe or two.
Our Solstice Menu
Crostini with garlic white bean spread
crudite with dip
Mixed baby greens with cranberries and pears and balsamic dressing
Mushroom and sundried tomato risotto
Roasted root vegetables and cauliflower
Yule Log Cake (Chocolate, with mocha frosting)
We must have been very hungry, because I didn't seem to get any pictures of the food! The risotto recipe was from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's book, Vegan with a Vengeance. It was by far my favorite dish of the meal. It was earthy, flavorful, creamy and comforting... perfect for a winter feast. I seriously want Isa to be my BFF. Her recipes are always absolutely perfect in every way.
Next up on this week of celebrating: Christmas eve and Christmas. We will have some family visiting, which we are looking forward to. Tomorrow will be spent finishing up the last minute details of wrapping, baking and shopping for last minute menu ingredients. I'm especially looking forward to our annual tradition of making gingerbread houses... I confess I enjoy it as much as the kids do!
I will not be posting again until after Christmas... so I will wish all of you who celebrate a very Merry Christmas!