Category Archives: Solar Cooking

Emergency Preparedness on the Homestead: Solar Oven

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Emergency preparedness for any situation is a good thing in my book. I especially plan about how to keep our homestead going when we lose electricity. 

Times such as hurricane season when I see on the news all the devastation suffered by those in the storm’s path, it brings preparedness once again to the front of my thoughts. You too?

Don't wait for a natural disaster, make a solar oven part of your preparedness kit now! #TexasHomesteader

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Solar Cooking: Cheesy Chile-Chicken Casserole

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I’m in the mood for a cheesy chile chicken casserole. This simple recipe can be cooked the traditional way in a standard oven. But I often cook it outside in my solar oven.

You see, today the temps outside are spiking and humidity is on the rise. It’s absolutely miserable outside! So I’ll be utilizing my solar oven to make my casserole.

The recipe below gives regular oven instructions though. So whether or not you have your own solar oven – read on, dear friends!

solar cooking - cheesy green chile chicken casserole #TexasHomesteader

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Solar Cooking: Homemade Marinara Sauce

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Is there much better than homemade fresh tomato marinara sauce?? It offers that taste that you just can’t get from the store shelves. But it’s true that you have to simmer it a bit to thicken it up and intensify all those delightful flavors.

It’s hot & humid here in NE Texas and simmering a pan on the stove for that length of time just didn’t appeal to me at all. Luckily I didn’t have to, the solar oven did a fantastic job and all the cooking heat was left outside where it belongs!

I love solar cooking, it keeps that cooking heat & humidity out of the kitchen. Today I'm making marinara sauce using NO EXTRA ENERGY! #TexasHomesteader
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