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Care Kitchen to serve through holiday season

Published 11:01pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

At the Polk Baptist Association (PBA) “Care Kitchen” not all the cooks are ladies.  Several men help by preparing delicious dishes.

One such cook is Larry Sain who can beat out the lady cooks every time with his top-of-the-stove Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.  Sain is very specific when sharing his recipe because for perfect results, these instructions and his secrets must be followed:

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
*Always a hit at Polk Baptist Association Care Kitchen
2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa
½ cup milk
1 stick Blue Bonnet margarine (regular, not whipped) and only that brand
Mix these ingredients in a sauce pan and boil for exactly 1-1/2 minutes (no more, no less after boiling begins – careful not to scorch)
Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring and ½ cup peanut butter.  Stir until peanut butter is blended in.  Add 3-1/2 cups dry oatmeal.  Mix well and spoon onto wax paper.  (Have wax paper ready before starting)  Prepare only 1 batch at the time.  Makes 24 to 28 cookies.

The Care Kitchen is grateful for all volunteers and donations. At the present time they are being blessed with the collection of non-perishable food and paper products by

Mountain First Bank and the Polk County Recycling efforts.  These kind-hearted people delivered many items this week and will continue collecting in boxes at their locations.
Coats and sweaters are being accepted and distributed to those in need at the Care Kitchen location at 208 Blanton Street, Columbus, in the lower level of PBA.

Meals are served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. every Friday. All are welcome.
– article submitted by Ann Carswell

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