Thursday, July 26, 2007

Back Again and Oatmeal

First of all, I am back after a short hiatus (first definition) from my blog due to the new addition to the family. I am glad to be back. I've only been gone for two and a half months but it feels like a year or two.

Second, how do you make oatmeal taste good? Just recently I found a recipe for making oatmeal in your crock pot overnight. The overnight part didn't work out too well. After one night try and one day try I finally found that I can make it in an hour and a half with one cup Old-fashioned oatmeal and 2 cups water on high. I've done it twice now and I have to say it works out very nicely I can get up and put all the ingredients in the crock pot, turn it on, and then I do my morning devotions. It is ready by the time I'm done and the girls are up and ready for breakfast.

However, it does not taste good at all. Now before you say anything, the first time I made it I added chopped apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg ~ mmmmm... doesn't that sound yummy? It sure smelled yummy too! However, the only taste was in the chopped apples. Today I added more cinnamon and nutmeg (no apples) and this time sugar. It still tasted about the same. I remembered my dad liked to eat his oatmeal with milk but that just made it taste like glue.

I have not given up. I found another recipe that adds some butter and brown sugar along with some other things. I am going to try this for tomorrow and see how it is. If anyone has any tips or advice to give I am all ears!

(If nothing pans out I have found a Cream of Wheat recipe for the crock pot and I will be moving on to that. I LOVE Cream of Wheat!)


Stefani said...

I never thought of making homemade oatmeal, we usually buy Quaker and stick it the microwave!

Cherlyn said...

You can make homemade oatmeal? We always just microwave it. Amazing! :)

Mishel said...

I remember trying to make oatmeal in the crockpot once and it came out terrible! I don't know what I did wrong, but it was awful. : (

Oatmeal is a breakfast mainstay for us in the winter. I do basically the same thing as you do--cook the old fashioned oats in water and then I add cinnamon and a dash of vanilla. Comes out delicious every time! : )