One of my favorite cookbooks is online. It's called Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook and Art Gallery. It's been up for years, thankfully(!) so whenever I need to fix something simple but unique and different from my usual New Mexican and kid food cuisine, I like to try new things from there.
But tonight I'm making an old favorite, called Tabakh Ruhu, or Soul of the Cook, a delicious eggplant and tomato dish with meat. I make it with ground lamb and fire roasted tomatoes and serve it over rice. For my veggie friends, I'll make a separate pot with tofu, which I haven't actually tried before.
And now I'm off to shop for groceries and a new rice cooker! I'm looking for one that is not aluminum and is bigger than my 2-cup standby. It has proven not so easy to locate -- Walmart was out so I don't even know what they carry. I hit a couple of similar stores with no luck so I think I might have to go to a cooking store or department store. Wish me luck, dinner is at 7:00!