So this was done last summer (July 2012) but I feel it needs to be shared.
I made myself a solar-oven out of a pizza box. Yep...re-use...and save energy. It started out as an excited journey to make cookies by the heat of the sun. After all...I feel like I live on the sun at times and we had record highs this past summer. Everyone was making the joke, "You could fry an egg on the sidewalk." And I thought, "I bet I could cook cookies!" And that my friends is where it began.
Pizza box, foil, plastic, wax paper, and cookie dough. I did a bit of research through blogs and websites to get ideas on how to go about making this solar oven. I do not remember if I have a particular site I used but I know this was my end result.
Now lets go back to the beginning. I took a left over pizza box. Cut an opening in the top, taped plastic gallon size baggie to cover the opening, lined it with foil, a black piece of construction paper, and a piece of wax paper on top. I mixed up my favorite Chocolate Chip cookie recipe. YUM! Then placed the serving amounts down on wax paper on top of the foil base.
So I think, if the temperatures go to record highs again this summer...I may just make Sun Baked Cookies again! See if I can do it better this time, with a shorter bake time.