Yesterday I made chili cheese dogs and coleslaw for dinner. The chili and hot dogs were cooked completely in the Sun Oven. It was so nice to have a piping hot meal ready when Joel came home that we could enjoy in a house that hadn’t been heated up from cooking!
Here’s what I used: a pint mason jar and lid for chili, a quart mason jar and water for hotdogs, and a dark towel to cover the mason jars in the oven.
If you do this, it’s easier to put the hotdogs into the quart jar first, then add the water.
I adjusted the oven so the shadow was a little bit off-center because I wanted to slow cook the meal and keep it warm until Joel got home from work.
I put the pint jar of chili and quart jar of hot dogs into the oven and covered with a dark towel. I know the towel isn’t really that dark, but it’s the darkest one I could find. I guess I’ll have to crochet some dark towels and dark socks to use in my oven.
The temperature inside the oven was about 330 degrees. It would have been higher if I’d completely centered the shadows. I wanted to slow cook so this was a good temperature.
I started dinner at 2:33 PM….
…at 5:30 PM when Joel arrived home from work,
the hotdogs were cooked and over 180 degrees…
… and the chili was still piping hot too!
Oh, and I also warmed up the hot dog buns in the oven too!
Don’t leave them more than five minutes or they’ll be way too dry.
“Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not!”” – John 18:25 NKJV