Firstly, these are the pots I'm using in my solar oven - the glass lidded (cast iron base) one is nice because it allows me to see the food bubbling away :-) But, the Bush Baby is solid cast iron (weighs a ton), so that one always gets preheated with the oven prior to any food going into it.
|I also have a roasting tray (not in the pic) which is lidless|
|Raw savoury bread in the loaf tin|
...slicing thinly into savoury biscuits which were dried in the solar oven. They will be delicious with cheese.
The I had a harvest of tomatoes with which I decided to try and make sun dried tomatoes.
|Slicing 9 tomatoes into 1/3's|
|Sun-dried tomatoes - done and dusted! Next time I'll keep|
my eye on them so the ones on the edges don't overheat
|I propped open the lid of the solar oven to aid the evapouration of moisture|
Sunday morning I made an almond loaf for tea...
|I'm baking my first cake in the pot with the see through lid|
that way I can see how long it takes and when it's ready
|Perfect - yeeha!|
Then on Sunday (late morning) I put an apple and pork roast for the menfolk (I don't eat meat) into the oven. Tender, to the point of falling off the bone, moist and browned - the crackling won't crisp, but does go a lovely shade of brown :-)
Monday was a roast chicken on a bed of veggies...
Tuesday was chicken cooked in yoghurt curry sauce served with...
...a fresh garden salad from the garden and a freshly baked loaf of bread, for sopping up the gravy.
RMan doesn't like leftovers (but he still gets them disguised as another meal). I have to let a day or two pass before preparing the meal from leftovers. So, with the weather we are having today and tomorrow, he will get a chicken soup with the left over roast chicken and a pork stew from the roast - both of which I am going to cook in my crock pot / slow cooker. While they are eating the pork, I will finish the chicken curry.
I LOVE my solar oven! And I seriously can't understand why everyone doesn't use one!? I have even found someone in the northern hemisphere who has baked bread on a sunny morning, with snow lying around the solar oven.
Eight prepared "meals" in a week - using no electicity! I'm very happy. :-)
My solar oven recipe book is coming along in leaps and bounds!