Scratch Challenge: Days 5 and 6
By Daisy Luther
Whoops! Got a little behind! But here we are with a couple of days in a row!
On Day 5, dinner did not turn out too well. I attempted to make potato cakes like my mom used to make. They completely fell apart, which led to my attempt to turn them into a twice baked potato casserole kind of dish, which was also an epic failure. We named the result “greasy potato casserole” and it is NOT recommended. With this, we had sausage and I opened a jar of brown sugar carrots that I had canned.
- ¾ cup of sugar
- ¾ cup of milk
- 5 tsp of cocoa
- 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of natural peanut butter
- 2 scoops of chocolate or vanilla protein powder
- 3 cups of oatmeal
- Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper.
- In a sauce pan, stir together all of the ingredients except for the peanut butter and the oatmeal.
- Heat until these ingredients are combined then add peanut butter, stirring constantly until boiling gently.
- Boil for one minute, stirring intermittently.
- Remove from heat and pour into a bowl containing the oatmeal.
- Stir to combine, working quickly before the mixture can solidify.
- Make the cookies by placing large spoonfuls of the mixture onto the paper-lined baking sheet. Press them down gently with the back of the spoon.
- Alternatively, use your hand to roll balls of the mixture and then press down – this will make the resulting cookies a bit rounder if you prefer a tidier looking cookie. (Be careful, though – the mixture is hot, that whole boiling thing, you know!)
- Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator overnight, uncovered, to allow cookies to become solid.
- Store in an airtight container in cool conditions – keep them in the fridge if the weather is warm. Reuse the waxed paper by placing it in between the layers of cookies.
About the Author
Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, voluntaryism, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, The Organic Prepper. She is widely republished across alternative media and she curates all the most important news links on her aggregate site, PreppersDailyNews.com. Daisy is the best-selling author of 4 books and lives in the mountains of Virginia with her two daughters and an ever-growing menagerie. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.