Saturday, August 05, 2006

dashboard cookies

"It's so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk."

How about bake cookies in a car?

My brother David sends in another article:

Woman Bakes Cookies on Dashboard

BEDFORD, N.H. (Aug. 3) - Blistering heat was just what Sandi Fontaine needed to bake cookies for her co-workers - on the dash of her Toyota Rav4.

With temperatures soaring Wednesday, Fontaine placed two trays of cookie dough on the dashboard, shut the doors and retreated inside to her air conditioned office.

"My husband wanted me to run some errands this morning," said Fontaine, who works at Baldwin and Clarke Corporate Finance. "I said, 'I can't. I'm baking cookies."'

Fontaine first tested her dashboard oven three years ago. She said anyone can do it; the only requirement is for the outside temperature to be at least 95 degrees, so it will rise to about 200 degrees in the car. Temperatures in the area reached the mid to upper 90s on Wednesday.

"Mrs. Fields has nothing on Sandi," co-worker Brian Champigny said of the cookie company.

Though Thursday was supposed to be cooler, Fontaine said she'll still enjoy the benefits of her culinary effort.

"When you open the door to that car," she said, "it's like, oh my God. It's a wonderful smell."

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press

My emailed reply to David:

That's awlsome that you can bake cookies in your car, but I bet those cookies smell like farts and sweat and cigarette smoke.

Or maybe they have that "new car smell." Ha ha!


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