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Sometimes, you just know that a serving of comfort food is just what the doctor (that's me) ordered. Baked Spaghetti says it all. When you don't know what to do -- eat pasta!
This is two-part solar cooking. The pasta was made by bringing water to a boil, adding the pasta, returning the water to a boil, then removing it from the heat and letting it sit for 18 minutes (the al dente stage). Whilst waiting for the pasta to do its thing, the solar oven was opened up to pre-heat. I made my sauce by sweating two chopped Vidalia onions in 1 Tablespoon tallow/olive oil. When soft, I added 8oz of my hamburg-beef heart mixture, 4oz. chopped mushrooms, 8oz. of last year's roasted tomato-pepper mixture, 1/2 tsp. stevia leaves, 1/4 tsp. each of oregano, thyme, and sweet basil; 1/8 tsp. mace, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
Oil-sprayed the corning baking dish and arranged the drained spaghetti on bottom, added the sauce and gently blended it into the spaghetti. Placed six slices of cheddar cheese over the top and sprinkled it with breadcrumbs. Baked in the 275F solar oven for 50 minutes, while I stayed inside eating bon-bons and having pure thoughts...