Car Baked Foods: Delicious, Nutritious, and Slightly Cheaper than Using Your Oven

Is your oven broken? Are you sick of wasting electricity and propane just to make scrambled eggs? Is your car a fiery furnace?

Perhaps you’d like to use your car’s dashboard to create a lovely cornucopia of baked goods.

Yesterday I received a call from Debs Gardner – a local food blogger – who was baking cookies, caserole, eggs, quesedillas, and black beans on the dashboards of multiple cars parked around Greenlake. Behold: car-baked food!

Looks like the glare of sun on the windshield is melting the cheese on that casserole quite nicely.

Give these boiled eggs another hour on the dashboard and they should be salmonella-free. But now the car smells like Yellowstone

Soon these peaches and apricots will be liquefied so someone without teeth can eat them. Right now they’re just mushy. The car smells like a fruit farm.

Floppy cookies, anyone?

Think of all the potential ovens out there, sitting in parking lots, waiting for someone to leave a casserole, quiche, frozen turkey or Lean Cuisine TV dinner. The mind boggles.

5 Comments so far

  1. josh on July 31st, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

    did anyone taste these treats?


  2. stevenblum on July 31st, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

    They were eating the quesadillas and baked beans when I arrived. Not sure how the rest turned out. I’ll try and snag the esteemed food blogger for comment.


  3. epunch on July 31st, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    That’s my casserole! (And soy cheese, which is a little more melt-resistant than you’d think.) Most of the food was great. The eggs had a distinct texture, very pleasant, and the yolks were completely cooked through. The cookies took a while — the thin ones fared better than the ones in the madeline shells. Delicious all the same! Best of all, a bunch of curious kids on the beach next to our blanket got a quick lesson on why you don’t leave dogs or babies in cars (in conjunction with tasting the cookies).


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  5. josh on August 1st, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    a bunch of curious kids on the beach next to our blanket got a quick lesson on why you don’t leave dogs or babies in cars

    a tasty lession!



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