Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Fall everyone

No, I am not trying to signal aliens today, on this first day of Fall, I am just trying to cook some dinner. This is usually the time of year that I clean up my solar oven and put it away in the garage to store until next May, but the weather was supposed to be so hot today that I didn't want to cook anything in the house.

What will we be having for dinner on this first day of Fall you ask?

Well, Cauliflower/ Cheddar soup, it might sound weird, but for some reason I love soup in hot weather. I don't really have a recipe for this soup, but I will tell you what is in this pot of soup.

1/2 a sauteed onion (a whole would work, but all I had was a 1/2)
oil for sauteing the onion
3 small potatoes cut up
1 leek chopped
2 small heads of cauliflower
about 2 cups of water

This morning I stuck all that in the solar cooker and and will let it sit their all day.

Right before dinner I will bring it in side and puree all the veggies with a hand blender.
I will then add about a cup of milk (we use skim, but any would do) and cup of shredded cheddar and heat for a couple of minutes then serve.

Veggies that my picky eater will eat.

By the way, as a wrote this post the solar over was at 250 degrees.

I am also happy to report that I have my camera back at home and will be posting some of my finished objects very soon.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Sounds yummy! Love the idea of a solar oven. Would you expect the same time as a slow cooker, then?