When I was a girl, I used to beg my mother to buy those “cute little baby chickens” to have for dinner. But she never did (too expensive to serve to our large family). Years later, I too found that these cute little things were too expensive to serve on a regular basis to my family. But I always thought they were cute and would sometimes sneak them onto a special occasion menu. So imagine my surprise one day when Rod walks in from the store (he’s our shopper) and proudly produces two little Cornish hens. “There”, he said, “try those in your solar oven.”
Solar Baked Cornish Hens
2 Cornish hens, thawed and wiped dry.
Margarine or butter
Seasoning of choice
1/8 cup of water
Pre-heat solar oven while preparing hens.
Thaw and wipe dry the hens. Rub with butter and seasoning. Place hens in covered granite ware pot. Place in hot solar oven. Bake for 2 1/2 – 3 hours.