Arduinna said you might need some food ideas ...this was a list of potential solstice-feeling foods...apples are always wintry to me...baked apples too or dried apple cakes. Spiced wine or your cider. Dark beer.
sweet potatoor squash rounds? or even cookie cutter them or cut to make more sun-like.
Pizzelles (italian waffle cookies) have always seemed sunlike to me. They're yellow, too. I like heavily flavored with anisette rather than vanilla or aniseed or butter.
Oranges or Lemons or things featuring such.
Sunny side up eggs or hardboiled eggs
Pomegranates (nice with nuts)
Custardy things...someone mentioned hiding a peeled almond in rice pudding.
Oatcakes, well, cause I like them! I make a pancakey oatcake that's good with herbed cheese spread,, honey, jam or plain.
chinese bean cakes with yellow bean paste filling or pineapple buns.
if you eat meat, an animal traditionally butchered in fall like beef maybe German-style game recipes. Rather than lamb which is more springlike...or chicken - seems like a summer thing to me. For veggie, a white bean cassoulet-type dish with mushrooms maybe?
edited to fix the cut and paste repetition...