Solar Burnt Popcorn
(St. George, Utah)
The other day I set up my Solar Burner Parabolic to make some popcorn. It takes only a few minutes to pop once the kernels are heated up in the olive oil and so I usually stay right with the popcorn to shake it and attend to it as needed.
Sometimes I will run into the house to grab something I have need of for my solar cooking, taking just a few seconds to do so.
This time I did so and was promptly distracted and sidetracked by my office assistant needing some computer help...and twenty minutes later the smell of burning popcorn wafts through the open window on the back side of the house...
It was a large lump of smoky, charcoal mess that required a lot of scrubbing to eventually rid my favorite popcorn pan of the smell of burnt popcorn.