But lately, it's been doing more than that. It's been saving my bacon.
I currently have no functioning kitchen sink, dishwasher, cooktop, or oven. Because my family is doing half the work of our kitchen remodel (general contracting, prepping cabinets for paint, painting, and tiling), it's proceeding slowly. Despite the remodel that has turned our house into a disaster area for the last three weeks, we are still living and cooking at home. But how do we make a variety of healthy meals without a cooktop or oven, how can we avoid unhealthy and pricey take-out meals when our kitchen has been destroyed? The answer is: the Global Sun Oven.
I've been able to use the Sun Oven to cook dinner on almost every sunny day that we plan to eat at home, and what a blessing that is! About two-thirds of the days have been sunny since our remodel began, and I've re-discovered the variety of things that the Sun Oven can cook:
- Rice for rice and bean salads, burritos, or as a good side for anything
- Chili, stews, soups
- Quiche and cheese (and other egg dishes)
- Potatoes (baked or cut up for potato salad)
- Roasted vegetables / ratatouille
Of course, it's cloudy today. Looks like we may have hummus sandwiches for dinner tonight!