Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ode to Oatmeal

Steel Cut Oats. Where have you been all my life? Why is it that I only recently found out about your nutty goodness?

When I place you in the crockpot at night, I awaken to the perfect breakfast. You are what oatmeal is supposed to be! Chewy, textured, creamy, nutty... topped with syrup, sugar, fruit, cream...

You are even more amazing when I make lots of extra servings, and I store you in the fridge! If my family would stop eating you, a batch would last a week. But they love you just as much as I. Alas, that's what I get for being generous with a good thing.

You are even frugal friendly. One small cup of you makes 4 hefty servings. Bought in bulk at my local Winco, you will feed my family many happy meals while being happy on my checkbook!

(1 cup oats to 4 cups water. Place in crockpot, turn on high for about an hour, and then switch to warm for the rest of the night. Add fruit after cooking or it will be really gross. Recipe can be doubled and then fits a 5 quart crockpot just fine.)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I know I have some steel cut oats floating around somewhere... I really need to try this, we love oatmeal around here.