December 23, 2016

No-bake Cookies

I'm afraid I'm going to lose this recipe. For this reason, I decided I would take some pictures and write it down here.
Directions:

In a large pot on the stove top, combine the sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and cocoa. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low.

Add peanut butter, stir until melted. 

Add oats.  Stir until mixed.  Remove from heat and drop onto wax or parchment paper.  Size of cookies will be determined by how big a spoonful is dropped.

Allow to cool and harden.



The ingredients

Son stirring and stirring and stirring. 


A fast boil.  Don't let it burn, though!

The peanut butter has been melted.  Time for oats.

The dough.

Cookies!

Cohesive enough to not crumble!




2016 Reading Challenge Overview

In January I posted about my 2016 Reading Goals.

This is a check-in to see how I did.  If you didn't click on the link above, here's a brief summary of the goals:  

1) I wanted to read my own damn books in an effort to reduce the TBR shelf.

2)  Read some of the Kindle Freebies I've downloaded.

3)


So, there's the recap.  Here's the progress made....

Item #1:  I have read quite a few books that I owned prior to 2016.  Looking through my Goodreads challenge widget, these titles meet the requirement. 


Item #2: There were only a few books that fit into this category.  Not nearly as many as there should have been, though, as I am a compulsive downloading fool in the Kindle bookstore.  


Item #3:



As you can see I didn't finish a book my mom loves, which would be the Bible.  I tried.  I made decent progress into the Old Testament before I got distracted by, well, everything else.  Then I forgot I was challenging myself to read the entire thing and never went back.

I also did not read a book that has been translated into English.

The last item on the challenge that I did not manage to achieve was a book I should have read in high school.  I have several to choose from that I already own, I just didn't get around to reading any of them.

Here's what I did manage to accomplish, though.  I finally read The Paper Magician.  Using the Overdrive Library App, I borrowed a couple of newly published books: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  I read Shakespeare's The Tempest, which most definitely fits into a category I don't normally read.  The book from my childhood is really pushing things, but I figured The Wizard of Oz movie was a huge part of my formative years so reading the book it was based on would count toward this goal.  I fell prey to peer pressure and read The Girl on the Train, which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would.  I also read The Cursed Child, which everyone knew would be a best seller before it even hit the shelves.  I also read the MadAddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood, who is without a doubt one of my favorite authors.  Then there was The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which had been recommended by my dear friend Sandy Alberto as a must read.  And, finally, I read Nefertiti's Heart because the cover art is so pretty.

Nefertiti's Heart (Artifact Hunters, #1)


If you'd like to take a peek at ALL the books I read this last year, click on the widget below.

2016 Reading Challenge

2016 Reading Challenge
Krista has read 69 books toward her goal of 75 books.
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