In case you hadn't noticed, the baby food Fridays are over because I've not needed to make any more.
Never fear, something much nerdier is about to come forth- solar cooking!!
Jay and I have felt a push to be prepared for an emergency, and though we'd probably be okay with food for at least a couple of months, if we lost electricity, we'd be in big trouble. We've debated quite a bit about what to rely on for cooking food, and I've been swayed by the Sun Oven. I mostly love that it requires no fuel to store, and that I've been wishing for a double-oven since we moved here and this, believe it or not, may have given me my wish!
When I think of Solar Ovens, my first thought takes me back to a time when I tried to cook my own "pie crust cookies" in a homemade one with my friend Charlotte many, many, many moons ago. As you may have guessed, that tin-foil-lined box covered in plastic wrap never got hot enough to do much more than turn our pie crust slimy.
Well, this technology is *a bit* more advanced. :)
Without further ado, here's my first attempt: Granola Bars.
I love this recipe from mealmakeovermoms.com and I thought I'd give it a go in the sun oven.
First off, I was impressed that after only 20 minutes, it was at 325 F! That was much quicker than I thought it would take. You could also really feel the heat coming out when you opened up the oven to put the food in.
PS I bought my sun oven here- they are having a 20% off sale on the newer American version, until June 21st, if you're interested.