Monday, March 30, 2009

Here are some photos that I was sent last week. I know this blog focuses a lot on Sun Ovens in Utah, but these photos from Arizona are very applicable to things that can be done in Utah with Sun Ovens. An LDS Ward in Arizona had a neighborhood picnic and the food was cooked in the Sun Oven. Here is some of the text from the e-mail I was sent:

"We had a Ward Picnic last weekend and we had seven ovens with all kinds of meat from chuck roast, Pork Tenderloin, Tri Tip Roast and BB ribs. Everyone had a great time...and others commented on how simple it was and delicious the food." - Terry

The photos are pretty cool, and even though the weather in Utah is very snowy this week, this could be a great way of coordinating a ward or neighborhood activity here in Utah as the spring weather emerges from the white of winter.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Here is a recipe and story that was submitted to It looks like a great recipe, so people might have to try it out. Thanks to Sherry for submitting the recipe and story. Everyone is welcome to share their experiences and we are happy to post them to the blog.

I just received my Sun Oven today and cooked the following recipe for our supper. When I cook it in my conventional oven, the top dries out and the meat sticks to the pan, but in the Sun Oven it was moist and slipped right out of the loaf pans that I purchased with the oven.

I look forward to baking a batch of bread in it soon :-)

Manti, Utah

Potato Meat Pie
1 lb. ground beef
8 servings (2 2/3 cups) instant potato flakes
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 Tbs minced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1 cup milk
1/8 cup margarine (1/4 cube)
1/2 cup shredded cheese.

Mix beef, 1 1/3 cup dry potato flakes, egg, 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, onion, ketchup, and 1/2 cup milk

Place in 2 loaf pans.

Bake 325-350 degrees . . . 1 hour 15+ minutes in Sun Oven (until meat is cooked.)

Potato Topping
Boil 1 1/3 cups water with 1/8 cup margarine and 1/2 tsp salt
Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup milk to boiling water
Stir in 1 1/3 cups dry instant potato flakes

Spread on top of meatloaf
Top with shredded cheese
Return to Sun Oven until cheese is melted

Friday, March 20, 2009

Indoor cooking with a Sun Oven

This may sound a little different, but I was able to cook inside using the Sun Oven. I work in downtown Salt Lake during the day, which makes it a little difficult to set up my Sun Oven outside of my office to cook a lunch.

So, just for fun I set up the Sun Oven in the large conference room at my office, where the sun shines directly through, and let it heat up for about 20 minutes. Then I stuck my corn dogs in it and left them for about 30 minutes. When I got back to them, they were crisp and ready to eat. I would have to admit that the Sun Oven cooked corn dog was a lot better than the soggy ones I usually get out of the microwave.

I guess it goes to show that the Sun Oven really can be used where ever there is sun - indoor and outdoor.

The photo shows it in it's indoor action. Sorry, no video for this one. Maybe another time.

Monday, March 16, 2009

News story on Sun Ovens in Utah

A local television news station recently did a story on Sun Ovens in Utah. It was a great story that showed how the Sun Oven works here in Utah, and how there are so many benefits to using the Sun Oven.

Here is a link to the video:

The two people who were featured in the segment, LaRue Howells and Kitchen Kneads (West Jordan) are dealers of the Sun Oven, so for anyone interested in purchasing a Sun Oven, here is their contact information:

LaRue - (801) 278-9473
Kitchen Kneads - (801) 561-9616
Click here to link to other dealers of the Sun Oven in Utah, which are located throughout the state

Enjoy watching the segment.