â€œAnd when you have that concoction under your belt, youâ€™ve got something. Cold days become soft and balmy and mountain slopes as little hills.â€ – R.M. Patterson in his book â€œTrail to the Interiorâ€ regarding a proven porridge recipe.
â€œI made a big cooking of it, and the prescription is as follows: to a fifty-fifty mixture of cracked wheat and large, unbroken rolled oats add what butter can be spared and a handful of raisins. Â Simmer in the frying pan with [bacon fat]. Â Atop the cooked porridge lay a large pat of butter and a slice of cheese. Sprinkle the whole as liberally as circumstances permit with brown sugar. Â Then eat.â€