Sunday, November 27, 2011

SDS Daily Update for Sunday, November 27, 2011

Solar Ovens and Pop Tarts

My stepdaughter is a big fan of Pop Tarts.  I hate them.  However, because I am a protective stepdad, I do from time to time sample the Pop Tarts in our inventory to ensure they are safe to eat.  Usually late at night, when no one is watching.

Today, I heated my lunch (some sort of delicious soup Kendel made a couple of days ago) up in my solar oven.  There's not a cloud in the sky, so the solar oven works well.  The only challenge is the fact that this time of year, the sun is so low in the sky the neighboring trees require I move the oven fairly regularly to keep it in the sun.

In any event, after I ate my soup, I knew the oven was still hot, so I decided to see how long it would take to get two Pop Tarts warmed up.  Answer: about 5 minutes in a 300 degree oven.  And since it's not good to waste food, I forced myself to eat both Pop Tarts.  My stepdaughter is so lucky to have me fretting over her Pop Tart safety.

1 comment:

  1. Yes of course. All in the name of research. Of course. :-)

    - Hsoi