Archive for the 'Solar Cooking' Category

Solar Cooking Navy beans and ham

One of the best things about enjoying a big ham dinner is making effective use of the leftovers!  Heidi baked a fairly large, spiral-cut, ham in the oven yesterday, (Easter Sunday) – and after dinner I immediately started scheming on ways to use the rest of it for some outdoor cooking.  Decided it is way […]

Solar Cooking – Mexican Breakfast Casserole

Continuing to adapt some old recipes for use with our new ASSC Solar Cooker: Solar Cooking – Mexican Breakfast Casserole Ingredients: 5 eggs, beaten 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup shredded cheese 1/4 cup milk 1 5 oz. can Hormel Smoked Ham (finely diced) 4 corn tortillas, cut into quarters Favorite picanté sauce or salsa […]

Solar Cooking – Ham and Egg Casserole

I am adapting a few recipes for use in our new ASSC Solar Cooker we built at the San Diego Solar Cooking Club’s last event. Solar Cooking – Ham and Egg Casserole Ingredients: Softened butter 10-12 slices bread 2 5 oz. cans Hormel Smoked Ham (finely diced) 2 cups shredded cheese (1/2 lb.) 1/2 tsp. […]

Solar Cooking – Cookware

Going With What Works: In attempting an in-depth research of currently available Solar Cooking information thus far this year, I have followed the same old “tongue-in-cheek” attitude one should assume with any form of data drawn off the Internet.  One must validate his/her sources and always question the truth of what is being read/shared.  This […]

Solar Cooking – I’m thinking “Outdoor Solar Kitchen”…

Once again, I am just doing this for the pure fun of it.  I’m old, or at least “getting up there”, I have a neat hobby called “Outdoor Cooking” – this project, or series of projects, will merely be an extension of that hobby.  Just the same I would be a fool not to recognize […]

Solar Cooking – a few important reflections…

Since attending my first organized Solar Cooking event last Saturday morning, I have found myself more motivated than ever to fully explore this aspect to Outdoor Cooking, not to mention being even more excited to get started.  Have continued gathering a few items not already out in my garage from places like Home Depot, gathering […]

Solar Cooking Demonstration at SanTree Fest

Today was the “SanTree Fest” day over in Santee, CA, which is an “Earth Day Celebration” sponsored by the City of Santee, Waste Management Corporation, and several other sponsors. A ton of young volunteers, (and a few not so young), were there involved in helping to plant trees, river cleaning, and other landscape improvements at […]

Solar Cooking – DIY Project Preparation…

Back in the 60s there was a saying among the enlisted Navy ranks, it went something like “Lead, Follow, or get the ____ out of the way!”  It actually was a pretty good rule of thumb.  If one ever expected to be a good leader, he must first be a good follower.  Following good advice […]

Solar Cooking – About 6 or 8 years ago….

As I continue to gather current information, etc., on Solar Cooking today – my mind keeps drifting back to an “experiment” I conducted with two of our granddaughters out in the front yard.  It seems I had ran across a design that is still out there today for a “Windshield Shade Solar Cooker” and decided […]

Solar Cooking – Why?

A better question would be “Why not?” While there are many far more altruistic reasons and justifications for getting into Solar Cooking, mine really boils down to “just for the fun of it”. Certainly my more practical side always involves “preparedness” and all which that should mean to any father, grandfather, and/or head of a […]