Beef Roasting Contest (Solar and Electric)
by Christa Upton
Beef Roast Contest
Today I would like to announce a heated contest between two amazing competitors: Solar Hot Pot and Electric Crock Pot.
Each contestant will receive the same ingredients: one-half a small onion, 1 clove garlic, 3 carrots, 4 potatoes, 1/2 a sweet red pepper, salt, oregano, oil if desired, water if desired, and a hunk of beef roast.
The competition will begin at 10:00 am and end at 5:00 pm Mountain Time.
The judges are: Nathan (age 16), Alyssa (age 12), and Sarah (age 9) Upton.
Food will be judged on taste, texture, and appearance.
We will go now to interview each competitor.
Q. Mr. Crock Pot, why do think you will win this competition?
A. I have much more experience than Solar Hot Pot. I have been with the Uptons since Steve & Christa’s marriage in 1992. (Technically, my clone joined them in 1992. I was their upgrade around 1999.)
Q. Why do you like to cook?
A. Many years ago, my clones began helping the Moms of America with their amazing ability to cook while the cook was away. My great-grand-clone taught me to love turning raw food into meals for families.
Q. What do you think is your greatest strength?
A. Electricity is my power! I do not fear clouds, rain, or low sun angle!
Thank you, Mr. Crock Pot. And now to join Ms. Solar Hot Pot outside.
Q. Should Mr. Crock Pot fear you, the relative newcomer?
A. Oh, yes, Mr. Crock Pot should be shaking on his counter! I can turn the beautiful sun into cooking power!
Q. Why do you think your food tastes better?
A. I am able to harness the sun to cook and even brown foods and produce more intense flavors. My grand-clone showed me how to team together with my partner, Aluminum Panels, to keep the sun rays directed at the food.
Q. What other reasons should people consider choosing you?
A. I allow people to enjoy the great outdoors while cooking, get exercise as they check on me now and then, and save money on fuel or electricity! Also, I cook with no combustion, and you can be out in the middle of nowhere to use me—no power lines and plug-in needed!
Thank you, Ms. Solar Hot Pot. Good luck to both our contestants!
Stay tuned for the results of this contest.