Solar cookers provide a way to save on your utility bill while saving energy, too.
Check out this video of a woman using a solar oven in Minnesota. The temperature was nine degrees that day. (Note: Wash hands often when dealing with raw meat)
A solar oven could cost upwards of $200, but the design is simple. If you are still financially reeling from a recent pizza delivery splurge, use the pizza box to create your own solar oven. (Note: Use eco-friendly paints and glues)
Follow this link for instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWbtuDnlBVw.
(Sunshine image from www.designedtoat.com)