We still have to eat… I’m not a big fan of take out food either. I solved my situation, right outside my sewing room door I placed a solar cooker. I gave this oven to my DH for Christmas. We had a deal to not spend on each other, I happened upon this oven in it’s original box and two black pots with lids at a thrift/resale store for … $10.00! Score. However it didn’t work so great this winter and it was relegated to the basement until we topped th e90 degree mark and I dragged it out.I cooked this lovely loaf of banana, almond, cranberry, with a sprinkle of chocolate chips this morning. I could keep a check on it while it was cooking in between madly monogramming.
I’ve been able to cook, a turkey tenderloin, roasted veggies to a crisp perfection and several loaves of different breads. I’ve haven’t had to do anything inconvenient like time the sun or really watch the temperature gauge too much. I do have to move it during the day periodically to keep it facing the sun. I can only cook however in a black pot with a lid (also black) to retain the heat inside the box. That is the only bummer because I have round bread instead of a loaf shape.
I save considerably by not heating the house up in these 90 degree days, and by harnessing the suns power to cook for us. The best part for me is that I don’t have to run in and out of the house all day to make a meal. I just walk out my sewing room door. Plus the smell is awesome!
So… or rather sew, back to work…
Happy Fathers day!
I Love you Dad and I’ll see you soon XO