No recipe today, but a great tip from friend and fellow blogger Bibliomomia: you can make steel cut oatmeal in your crock pot!! One morning I was complaining that I love steel cut, but hate the 30-45 minute cooking time, and Amy filled me in on this amazing timesaver. I love having crafty, food-loving people surrounding me!
It's true. I tried it out, and had enough oatmeal for the next three days; just put it in a tupperware and heat it up in the microwave as the week progressed.
Pour 2 c. oatmeal and 8 c. water into your crockpot at 11pm. Turn on low and let cook for 8 hours. At 7, open your crockpot and scoop out a portion for breakfast! It's that easy. (Do I sound like an infomercial yet?)
I will admit to one caveat: during the cooking, some of the oatmeal will get a little crusty on the sides touching the pot. It's not a huge deal, and soaking it in warm soapy water after storing the oatmeal in your containers will be sufficient to get it out. Don't say I didn't warn you, though!
How do you like your oatmeal? I put a bit of milk, some brown sugar, chopped almonds and dried fruit in mine. It's perfect for these chilly DC mornings!