Friday, August 16, 2013
Still using my solar oven
On a sunny day a couple of months ago, I had some potatoes setting on the counter, and I saw them one morning and decided I would throw them into this black pot with a little water, chopped onions, and seasoning.
I put them outside about 9:00 am, and forgot about them for about 5 hours. When I looked in the pot at 2:00 pm, the potatoes and onions were soft and tender like they had been cooked in a crock pot. They were delicious! My only regret was that I hadn't put a roast in there with them, that would have been even better.
This is what I learned:
I was under the impression that I had to go out and turn the solar oven to face the sun about every half an hour. I guess that isn't necessary.
I thought I had to open the solar oven periodically and wipe the condensation off of the glass. It appears that wasn't necessary either.
My decision: I should use my solar oven more often! It is easier than I thought.