Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 11:04:27 -0700
From: "Janet Elicker" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tip for oatmeal: make it in the crockpot overnight! It comes out very
creamy from the slow cooking, and I love being able to get up and have
that hot steamy bowl right away without having to do anything at all.
You do have to clean up the crockpot, but you can make a large
quantity and refrigerate the leftovers to be heated in the microwave
for the next several days. I use two cups of oatmeal at a time, which
is enough for four breakfasts (for me, anyway; probably more for
people who don't have huge bowls like I do). Here's all I do:
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (I get this in bulk from my food
co-op--if you used the quick cooking ones, it might be even creamier)
6 cups water--I think you need more than usual because of the long
cinnamon to taste, I think I use about 1/2 teaspoon
You can add other flavorings as you like, such as dried fruits, other
sweet spices, diced apples, etc. I usually put raisins on after it's
cooked because I like them chewy. I've been meaning to try dried
Put it in the crockpot, turn on to low, and go to bed thinking about what a
great breakfast you're going to have!
I scoop it out of the crockpot and eat with maple syrup, or blueberry syrup,
or pourable fruit, and soy milk--yum! To reheat leftovers, I usually add a
little water, and stir it a couple of times while microwaving until it's hot.