The following is a true story: Friday afternoon I was at work, trying to simultaneously finish projects for multiple people while slowly becoming seriously loopy due to the steroid shot my doctor had given me that morning.
(I was up for 36 hours straight thanks to that shot, but my cough is much better now, thank you. Also my patio is completely remodeled, I revamped two occasional tables, came up with a genius landscape design for my back yard, organized all my vacation pics, did laundry at 3 am, and–but I digress…)
Anyways, as I was glued to my computer that day I was vaguely aware of conversation about “Hanna’s car cookies.” I figured Hanna had made cookies in the shape of little cars or something–she’s creative like that–and wondered what prompted such a thing.
But no. It was much stranger and more wonderful than that. My clever co-worker harnessed solar energy by turning her car into a ginormous Easy Bake Oven.
How fun is that? It was, oh, 107 or so degrees that day and Lord only knows how hot in the car. Three hours later . . .
Fear not, they were thoroughly cooked to a safe temperature and (apparently) delicious.
I just thought you all needed to see that. Not suggesting you try it, but if you do, Hanna says to park your oven in a sunny spot on a day that’s well over 100 degrees (outside), put your cookies in the window, and bake for three hours or so in the middle of the day. Bon appetit!