cooking in solar pizza box 'oven'

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  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I have 2 solar pizza box ovens. In the past, I've made s'mores with my second graders in the 'ovens'. I'd like to refrain from the s'mores this year in keeping with our district nutritional policy (sugar can not be the first ingredient in any food served in school- marshmallows are a big NO..I skirted around the issue for Valentines Day with a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding the kids' valentine bags but I'd like to do something 'healthier' in the pizza box ovens this time...)
    I'm thinking we could 'melt' cheese on crackers...Maybe we could make 'pizza tortillas'? I can't do anything with meat either, so hot dogs are out. Something yummy and fun for the kids, still somewhat 'nutritious' and able to be heated/melted in a foil lined pizza box... I'm looking for ideas...what do you think?

    Here's how to make a pizza box oven if you're interested...
    http://www.solarnow.org/pizzabx.htm
     
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    deedee Connoisseur

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    they sell whole wheat flat bread ..you could make pizza's with those
     
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    Fun czacza! We've had classes at my school build these, not me specifically, but when I was interpreting, a science class built a bunch. They even built a HUGE one with one of those big old satellite dishes! This won't help you, but they grilled hamburgers and hotdogs on that one. It was pretty cool!

    How about a quesadilla?
     
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I'm slapping my forehead...this would work nicely!

    Now I'm thinking maybe even nacho chips with cheese on top...

    Keep the ideas coming though!! :)
     
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    fry an egg
     
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    We made pizzas with wheat english muffins.
     
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    Hot dogs are another weiner.
     
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    My kids just did turkey hotdogs in the solar ovens, unfortunately it was a cloudy day so they didn't get much past just warm.
     
  10. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I'm in NJ-so for right now, adventuresofJ, the best I can hope for is 'warming'... We're studying space now- in particular the sun and moon so I'd like to do the pizza oven soon. It would be better if I wait a month as the temps will be hotter but still the sun and foil does a decent job of making things melty/mushy...so actual 'cooking' is out for now(hot dogs, eggs) until more 'summer-like' temps hit which could be end of May to June...Maybe if I put the pizza boxes in my car window in the sun...:huh:
     
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    grilled cheese!!

    I would be curious to try cookie dough.
     
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    grilled cheese!

    Cookie dough would be interesting, but I guess not really healthy.

    What grade? You could let the kids experiment and come up with ideas.
     
  13. leighbball

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    During my days as a lifeguard at a Montessori center summer camp, they used to make :rainbow: toast where they decorated the bread with food coloring and water mixtures, added sinnamon sugarm and baked it in the oven, I don't know if this is too babyish for your kids or notl

    Otherwise I am a big fan of the quesadillas and english muffin pizzas (or nachos, but I prefer just cheese on mine). :)
     

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