Food and Nutrition

Cooking on Your Car Engine: Frugal or Gross?

| by MomLogic

Recession Mama Michele Ashamalla: I'm all for saving energy and I'm a big multitasker, so when I heard that there are people who cook on their car engine while they're driving and in the dishwasher while they're running it, I have to admit I was entranced.

Here are a few recipes for the car that would have come in handy during my recent family roadtrip. (Talk about fuel efficiency!) The recipes are from a book entitled "Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!" by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller. I can see myself throwing some turkey sausage on the engine, even if it's only to enjoy the reactions I get when I pull them out and hand them to my kids for a snack. 

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Now, the dishwasher cooking is another thing entirely. I would put that in the "not for the faint of heart" category. This fish recipe actually calls for lemon-scented soap (though it does say that it is not for the novice.) Apparently, there are some seasoned dishwasher chefs out there!

I would love to hear from anyone who has used these methods. In the meantime, I thought I would do a little project with the kids myself. We plan to make our own solar oven out of a pizza box. Since we'll need to eat the pizza first, it's really a project that appeals to all of us. And if the box gets dented, we might have to eat another one ...

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