Harry and I are sometimes like little children. We think that when the UPS guy comes to the house, its full of Presents. We never really take into consideration that we have PURCHASED these items, we only get excited about their delivery to our doorstep! So yesterday the UPS guy brought us another goody! He actually brought it right into our garage without our knowing but thats not the point of my story. This time he brought us a SUN OVEN!!!
We knew the solar oven was coming because we bought it, but we were very excited about it being here regardless. While I was at work today, Harry set it up and made it operational. I was going to write a post about his first attempt but when he sent me his timeline, it was so freaking funny, I figured I would just post it as is for you to enjoy! This is quickly becoming my favorite "dave" post!
12:00noon Take lunch break from every day job as a Linux Sys admin and decide to make Corn Muffins using Nuclear Fusion.
12:03 Gather necessary items like the brand new “Sun Oven” which has previously been cured in the Sun and washed.
12:10 Begin Oven pre-heating… Outside temp 85 degrees F and Clear skies
12:20 Dawn Mad Scientist “aka Welding” goggles and check the oven temp without burning your face entirely off… 275 Degrees
12:25 Begin mixing corn Muffin components in a safe < 85F area, aka the kitchen Snap picture for documentary program
12:30 Finish Mixing batter, dawn Mad Scientist goggles and oven mitts… Snap picture for posterity sake just in case things go awry
12:30 Leave Goggles on and check oven temp… 325, not quite there yet…give it few more minutes
12:35 Check Oven temp again, no need to put the goggles on because I never took them off after the last time given their level of coolness 350F, Rock-n-roll
12:36 Snap quick picture of Plutonium gloves and batter in the pans
12:40 Insert the three small loaf pans into oven
12:41 Forgot to put the goggles back on after snapping the picture of batter, Why is everything purple?
12:42 Try that again………Loaf pans in oven @350
12:55 muffins are rising… so far so good… given the slightly lower temp than what the recipe calls for, this may take longer than the 15-20 on the box. If we were using a regular oven we would be at 400 but given the solar, we are at just under 350ish
12:15 Muffins are Done…. That’s a first for me… I’ve never made anything with a solar oven before, come to think of it, I’ve never made corn muffins before either.
Every Solar oven should come with Welding goggles….