We had a scorcher of an afternoon today — prime conditions to make our own solar oven! We recycled a pizza box and a clear plastic lid from a disposable cake pan. Add a little aluminum foil, and voilá… a super eco-friendly and frugal solar oven!!
July 7, 2010 by
We even made our own sun tea, just to harness the power of the sun a bit more. I love that it’s made from a tea called “Children’s Tea”. Mark and I often joke that it is “made from only the most well-behaved real children”.
It’s actually a caffeine free berry/honey tea, and it’s quite delicious!
Emily LOVED helping out with the solar oven! We made our own pizzas using spinach tortillas, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and oregano… yum!
Adjust the reflector to get as much sun as possible directed into the solar oven. You can use a stick or wooden dowel to prop it up, but we found a little more foil worked well too.
After a few minutes, the pizza was done and baked to perfection!!
Now it’s time to stuff yo’ face!!!
Nom, nom, nom!!
I love that we were able to bake while keeping the house cool, and without using any electricity! We had so much fun, that we may even try baking some cookies for dessert!!!