Sunshade and Crock Pot

Still tired from the trip, we skipped the workout and hid out at the coach all day.

For dinner, Jeanne wanted to stew some ribs in the crock pot, but it certainly didn’t make any sense to heat up the inside of the coach while running the air conditioners.  Sort of like running a hair dryer and the air conditioner at the same time, but that’s another story.  Jeanne’s ingenious solution was to set the crock pot outside on the picnic table.  So, there it was bubbling away all day attracting hungry campers and salivating dogs.

Until the heat and humidity drove us indoors, we sat outside shaded by the awning and sunscreen that Jeanne made.  The sunscreen worked great.  They usually cost hundreds of dollars, but Jeanne fashioned this one for about $45.

All in all, it was a quiet day.  And yes, the stew was delicious.

Contemporary Note:  To this day, when the weather is hot we put the crock pot outside.  It is truly amazing how much heat that thing can generate.  Also, we still have the sunshade and use it on our little trailer.