The second day I decided to make an old family favorite recipe — Chicken and Rice. Everything I read cautioned not to add too much water. So I cut back on the water for this recipe. Big mistake! Rice needs water to rehydrate. Fortunately there was enough to successfully cook everything, but it was a little drier than we like. Still, I counted it as a success. And was getting more and more excited about the possibilities of cooking in a solar oven. I kept thinking that if we had had one of these when I was growing up and doing a lot of camping with my family, that cooking and feeding our large crew would have been much easier for my mother.