A Fun Fall Solar Cooking Saturday
by Joyce Lee
I woke up to an almost completely clouded over mid Oct. Saturday morning with a prayer.
Please let the sun break through and burn off these clouds in time to heat up the cookers for our Solar cooking class today!
About 9:30 the one clear spot in the sky slowly started to get bigger and by 10:30 I was able to get my 3 solar cookers and a class participant's 2 cookers set up to preheat. We had my parabolic solar sizzler, my Sport Oven, and Hot Pot cooker and another hot pot cooker and a home built solar oven.
Our menu for this class was a chicken and rice dish, cornbread, deviled eggs, green salad, and cinnamon apples over ice cream.
A bit ambitious for the late start we got. It turned out delicious in the end although we had to finish up the eggs and rice inside on the stove.
By class time at 12:15 there were about 15 class participants present and a few interested people who had stopped to look at what we were doing as they drove by. The discussion and questions were well thought out and even touched on the importance of using every resource available for family and personal preparedness. Everyone seemed to have a really great time and several commented about how much they had learned and expressed the desire to explore the art of solar cooking .
Just about right on cue as class was winding down about 1:00 p.m. the clouds started slowly building back up.
Overall, it turned out to be a really fun way to spend a Fall Saturday.
Thank you Joyce for sharing your solar cooking experiences and endeavors. It is great to see others take up the cause of solar cooking and to teach it to others.
And yes, those cloudy days can be a bit disconcerting when one has a solar cooking demo/class to put on.
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