For the past couple years, my family has grilled out for Father's Day. It's a new tradition, but I think it has potential to stick around for awhile. This year, Father's Day fell on the Summer Solstice, the best day of the year for grillin' out. Here's Papa Crunk and I before chowing down:
And here's Grandpa Crunk, lounging in a recliner:
We had Yves Spicy Italian veggie dogs (actually everyone else had meat dogs and burgers) with sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, and chips with guacamole and salsa:
Yum! Granny made the potato salad, most of which was not vegan. But she made a special vegan version with dairy-free Italian dressing for me. And she made it all fancy on top with pickles and red bell pepper for garnish:
For dessert, Granny made the best thing ever - Chocolate Hot Fudge Pecan Pudding Cake:
It's a dessert she's veganized for my cookbook and it is so amazing. It's similar to the hot fudge cake at Shoney's, soft gooey cake over a layer of chocolate fudge. I served mine with a scoop of French Vanilla Soy Dream.
I'll share pictures of my friend Judith's Solstice celebration tomorrow.