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Hot where you are????

Well, it was sooo hot in Fort Worth today....Yes, I cooked chocolate chip cookies on the dashboard of my car. Maybe Chowhound should start a "Car Cooking" board :) I wasn't sure of the conversion between an electric oven and a 2005 Civic, and my second batch turned out better than the first since it was late afternoon. Those little christmas tree air fresheners you hang from your rear view mirror ain't got nothin' over the smell of my Honda tonight!!! Here are the pics:

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  1. A friend of mine wrote a book with a partner "Manifold Destiny." It is all about cooking on/in your car. Just re-released recently.

    1. Oh wow, are you creative! We got a break in the heat yesterday and the next few days aren't supposed to be as bad as it was,knock wood. Those 105-107 plus days get old in a hurry.

      1. It's hot here on the East Coast in the Mid-Atlantic States, but not what you've been enduring. I give you high praise for your ingenuity. Are the chocolate chips crisp or chewy? I like them crisp like my late mother-in-law used to make them.

        I hope that you get some relief soon from the extreme heat.

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        1. re: ChiliDude

          Got the southernmost edge of a storm that went through OK this afternoon, so it broke the 100+ streak at 40 days.

          The cookies were crispy on the bottom but still chewy on top. I know it sounds silly, but it really boosted morale at work.

          1. re: Barbara76137

            That's great! We Okies were pretty sad to have that rain pass on through - it was wonderful.
            My saving grace this summer was growing Armenian melons - very cucumber-like. It never ever got too hot for them. The never wilted, no matter what. They didn't even start growing until it got over 100.

            1. re: Betty

              My friend who lives in Indianola, OK is getting rain right now!

              1. re: MellieMag

                a big AMEN for the rain!!! What we got here in Fort Worth was useless.

        2. Texas has had it really rough this year, but it's been hot hot hot and humid here in South Mississippi too. Drought until the last few weeks. Horrible summer!

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          1. re: bayoucook

            Pretty bad here in North Carolina too, but wow, I'm impressed by the chocolate chip cookies. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade! Barbara, you rock!

          2. LIKE! I might just have to give this a try. How long did they take to cook?

            1. funny photos.

              thankfully it's not that hot here. it's supposed to be the height of summer where i am but the weather is more like autumn. actually i don't mind this lousy summer at all having just returned from a tropical island where the heat (and humidity) is almost unbearable. e.ve.ry.day!

              1. I went to Texas A&M for graduate school, arriving there just in time for the Killer Summer of 1980, when most of the state had hundred-plus temperatures for 23 days straight.

                The university had a small creamery on campus where they made fabulous ice cream with milk from the college dairy herd. At that time the building was so small that you had to order your cone and exit immediately. What that meant that particular summer was that you had to sprint like a cone-licking cheetah for the nearest air conditioned building if you didn't want your ice cream running down your arm before you got a chance to enjoy it.

                But it was worth it -- that was great ice cream.

                1. Soo, and I'm serious here, how long did the cookies take to cook? Did you use a regular recipe?
                  Fyi, I'm in Austin and it is slightly cooler here (as in 104 vs. 107).
                  Also, today there are these strange white fluffy things in the sky.

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                  1. re: rusty_s

                    I just got the Pillsbury refrigerated dough at the corner supermarket. I put them in at 12:35 and took them out about 3:15.

                  2. Not go brag or anything, we are in North San Diego, and it is overcast and will crest at around 75 today. My sister lives in the desert, so i may try the cookie idea next time i'm up.