Haybox cooking is the nonelectric version of the Crock-Pot. You can use it to prepare any recipe that involves boiling, roasting, simmering, or steaming food.
LEFT: Heat the dish to boiling in a Dutch oven (or a similar heat-retaining pot) and nestle it into a hay-packed box. RIGHT: When the pot is in place, cover it with a hay-filled pillow for additional insulation, close the box up, and wait.
PHOTO: EARL P. ARNOLD
A delicious slow-cooked meal fit for an energy-conserving king!