Day 7: One week of solar cooking

Today is day #7 of my solar cooking challenge, and it marks the completion of a week of living on solar-cooked food. There was cloud cover most of the day and no chance to cook anything.  The sun did peek through now and then, and did so long enough for me to heat up some previously solar-cooked lasagna for lunch.

Speaking of lasagna, here is something you have probably not heard of before:  You can cook lasagna in your dishwasher!  Really.  Click here to read the article on

Today I went fishing with a Elijah Yoder, a friend of mine, and brought home four rock bass.  They are waiting in the freezer for an opportunity to be cooked in my solar oven.

Meals today

  • Breakfast: Chicken sandwich
  • Lunch: Lasagna
  • Dinner: An apple and banana

The weather forecast for the week ahead does not look as desirable as this one has been.  Several days are expected to be  “partly sunny” but one never knows how those will turn out until the time comes.  “Abundant sunshine” is the more favorable term I like to hear in a forecast.  I also will be attending a conference two days next week; therefore, I’ll have to pack some food cooked last week and resist the temptation to eat anything else.