By the power of THE SUN!

September 3, 2013

Cheap, Cooking, Eco-Freaky, Gadget

A couple of weeks ago Lloyd brought home a solar oven that his school was getting
rid of, and I think he was a little hurt that I didn’t immediately test it out. (It’s not that I didn’t want to, Lloyd.)

Well, last week my kids were studying birds and one of the boys brought in some eggs from his chickens. Friday was incredibly hot, so after we cracked them to see inside, we tried cooking them outside in a dark pan with a glass lid. It worked! (We did not eat them.)


Well, guess what we’re messing around with now, Lloyd? Woo-hoo! Using the 3-2-1 cake mix, we made one disastrous test cake using just a bowl (it spilled and couldn’t get hot enough),


Next we tried one using the pot the the leprechaun left behind, and it looks like that’s the way to go! Before:




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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “By the power of THE SUN!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I like experiments you can eat. I will never forget Gil Daenzer cooking cake in Physics class with a stripped down electrical cord and two stainless steel plates. We ate the cake! Mmm…


  2. Peggy Said on:

    So did you eat the pink cake? It sure looks purdy!

    I wonder how long a hunk of meat would take to cook in that thing. Maybe you should try that for a meal one night this week.


  3. CousinRachel Said on:

    It may be hot enough next week that you could bake cookies in the car! Now that is a GOOD edible experiment.


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