April 10, 2012
Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal
This post is going to be a life update. So much is going on and my brain is frazzled, so I'm just going to unload some thoughts and hopefully be able to clear my head up!
I just noticed that I can finally reply to comments left under blog posts! Huzzah!!
This was actually one of my biggest complaints about the blogspot network, was having all these wonderful comments and not being able to write back to people very well. It felt like I was starting a conversation, letting people reply, and then the whole thing would stop. It always made me feel bad, but no longer!
Life is starting to pick right back up again. I got an e-mail today from a professor regarding final exams... 20% of the mark, and there are only twenty questions. AND it's based on an entire semester worth of material and textbook reading! Farewell free time...
I'm also back home from house/dog sitting. And while I enjoyed the king size bed and the four shower-head shower, I'm really happy to be home! Hopefully one day the fiance and I will be able to get a house of our own and it will really be home.
In wedding news, I think we are hitting the calm before the storm, although I know that I have a bachelor party coming up soon. Don't expect me to write any blog posts for a week after that night... I'm already dreading the morning after.
That's really all that I wanted to unload! If you bothered to read through all that nonsense, I'm impressed! Hopefully my next blog post will be a little bit more concise and interesting than a random spiraling of thoughts.
This particular recipes has been on my eye forever, but I was unable to make it. The fiance hates to have dried fruit in oatmeal, so I never wanted to inflict it upon her. However, when my dad visited a week ago, I found the perfect excuse to make one up! This recipe caught my eye on the blog Plate Fodder originally, but right before my dad visited, it was also made by Aimee over at Simple Bites. They both go about making this recipe differently, but it's relatively the same thing. However, you should look at both blogs to determine which recipe is right for you!
She also sent me a link that highlights Steel Cut Oats (the main ingredient in this dish), and some delicious recipes that go along with them. So definitely go check out That Article as well, especially if you are an oatmeal fan.
Anyway, that's enough blab/blogging for now. I really should delve into these textbooks. Wish me luck!!
Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal
Steel Cut Oats - 1 cup (do not use rolled oats, or the whole thing will become mush!)
Water - 4 Cups
Milk - 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Dried Apricots - A handful (about a 1/4 cup) You can either roughly chop them or keep them whole.
Dried Cranberries - A handful (1/4 cup)
Salt - a healthy pinch
Cinnamon - a healthy pinch (about a 1/2 tsp)
Walnuts - for serving, roughly chopped
Brown Sugar (optional) - sprinkled on top
Place all the ingredients in your slow cooker and turn to low. Cook for 8-9 hours, so set right before you head to bed.