Busy Weekend! Cooking over the Fire & in my Solar Oven (which is actually a good Mother's Day gift idea!)
It was a beautiful weekend here in our part of the universe, which made for a busy "maintenance and repair" weekend but a little fun too. Since it was sunny and warm, it also made it easy for me to 'cook' dinner without thinking about it.
Saturday I cooked beef ribs in the sun oven all day without worrying about 'what's for dinner'. We then built a fire in the firepit and finished them over a fire which makes them sooo delicious. In the photo you can see I used the liquid poured off from cooking, to add some sugar free ketchup and brown sugar substitute, brought to a simmer over the fire and reduced to a nice thick sauce.
Sunday was another busy day - this time repairing some boards on the deck and restaining and finishing the heavy front wooden doors. Again, I didn't worry about dinner. I whipped up some simple chicken enchiladas, set them to bake while I worked.
With the sun oven 'hot' and many hours of sunlight left, I decided to mix up a cheesecake and baked that as well. Dinner is served... without heating up the house or using any electricity.
There are many versions of sun ovens available now (compared to a few years ago!) and all different styles and budgets. This happens to be the version/brand and accessory package I purchased. The store I bought mine from doesn't have them anymore but Amazon does.
All American Sun Oven Dehydrating and Preparedness Accessory Package SUN OVENS International, Inc.