Day 5:: Overnight Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats

The idea of all sitting down to breakfast during the mid-week probably seems crazy BUT with this recipe, you do the work the night before and wake up to tasty, filling, great-start to your day oatmeal. So the next time you know you’re going to be having one of those nights where sitting down at dinner is going to be next to impossible – start your day with some family time instead.

The Recipe:

Here’s what you need:

-1 cup steel cut oats
-4 cups water
-1/2 cup milk
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 tablespoon butter
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon cinnamon

Here’s what to do:

Spray crockpot lightly with non-stick spray, add all ingredients. Cook for 8 hours on low (or warm depending on how high powered your crock pot is). Serve with additional milk, brown sugar, and dried fruit to taste.

The Discussion

What is one of your favorite characters in a book/movie? What do you like about them?

The Daily Tip

The single biggest change I made that made family meals easier? Google. I know this is not rocket science or even news but it took me awhile to learn. Taking the 15 minutes to see what needs to be used up, doing a recipe search for those ingredients, and building a meal plan around that? Saved us money, time, and so much food waste. I am by no means great at this (I’m one day away from throwing out a bag of broccoli slaw as I write this) but even small changes add up.

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