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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hump Day Hilarity

It's been hot-hot-hot here in our fine city. I'm not complaining...just setting a mood.

When I go home at lunch my car thermometer reads between 104-109 degrees daily. When I go home for the day it's still well into the triple digits.

It's HOT! It's the kind of hot that you literally feel on your skin as you spend more than 5 minutes outdoors. It's the kind of hot that makes the steering wheel almost too hot to touch (even with a cover). It's the kind of hot that could burn exposed legs on leather or pleather (neither of which I have to deal with). It's the kind of hot that could cook an egg on the sidewalk...or something a bit more desirable...

A group of us at work were talking about a possible experiment for these dog days of summer. I decided to go forward with the hypothesis testing. This morning I cooked chocolate chip cookies in the 'hatch back' in the rear of my car.

I just put foil on one of my 8 x 8 pans and put 6 individual cookie dough pieces on the pan. I put them in the 'auto-oven' this a.m. and just left them in there. They traveled to work... home for lunch...back to work and then come afternoon break (which ran late due to a last minute crisis-averting meeting) I went outside (sans potholder) to get them.

That pan was HOT...I had to use a plastic bag I had in my auto-oven to carry them inside. I served them to the other group participants and surprisingly they were cooked through. They were a bit chewier than oven-baked perhaps, but they were cooked! I'm thinking I could have a side business at work.

I'll include a picture...

That's the only one left. It's mine. Nope I haven't even tried it yet, because I had to get the photo. As you can see there's hardly a crumb left.

So, in day afternoons = chocolate chip cookie breaks!

How's the weather in your parts?


GiBee said...

HOT! But you're braver than I! And your car must smell delicious!

Dawn said...

That is absolutely hilarious! I'm so glad you proved it true without something more delicious than fried eggs. I have to say I'm glad I'm not down there!

The pink flower is a zinnia - I don't think I've ever seen one that large or bright before this year. Thanks for coming by again!

Becky Wolfe said...

That's a hilarious experiment. And I bet your car smells great! hmmm Yes, its been HOT HOT HOT here too, even with the window shade thingies in my car, I keep a tea towel in there when the steering wheel (with tinkerbell cover) or shifter get too hot. The shifter especially cuz it has a ring of chrome around it that gets burning hot. We are hoping for some respite this weekend in the form of RAIN! *please please please*

Shalee said...

Mmmm... I'm with GiBee. I bet your car smells delicious!

It's been hot (which I absolutely love because I'm a freak, but God has blessed us with a cool down. We actually went swimming and the water felt good!

Joy M. said...

This is too funny!