Crockpot Oatmeal

Y'all, it's really hard to take a good picture of oatmeal.

Y'all, it's really hard to take a good picture of oatmeal.

The past few weeks have been busier than I prefer, and since Jay has been out of town and working around the clock when he is in town, I’ve haven’t been cooking too much.

Also, Two Side Notes:

  1. I briefly thought about going to law school, and I’m really glad I didn’t. I don’t know how lawyers survive things like three week trials, like Jay is in the middle of now. Also, I think I would be the worst lawyer in the world.
  2. I have to give myself a pat on the back for eating things like vegetables while Jay’s been out of town. When he’s gone, my typically well-balanced meals go out the window, and I’ll eat cereal or popcorn (or even frozen yogurt for pete’s sake) for dinner. A turkey vegetable skillet is one of my go-tos for making dinner for one because it is ready in minutes, has a decent amount of veggies and lean protein, and saves well for leftovers. I found this recipe, which is pretty similar to what I make. I just toss in whatever veggies I have on hand. Sometimes I’ll also put it over a bed of spinach.

Since I don’t have too much to share about new and exciting recipes, I thought I’d share my tried and true breakfast. I’m a morning person, but I’d rather spend weekday mornings walking the dog or going to the gym and getting a few chores done around the house instead of cooking breakfast. This recipe is perfect because it is really satisfying, healthy, and warm, which I like in the morning. I make a big batch at the beginning of the week and then heat up a little on the stove every morning with a splash of milk.

Laura's Crockpot Oatmeal

  • 2 cups of steel cut oats

  • 2 cups of milk (any kind you prefer)

  • 7 cups of water

Spray your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray or use a crockpot liner for even easier cleanup. Add oats, milk, and water. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Stir oatmeal in the morning before serving because the oats tend to settle a little overnight. Add toppings of choice. (My favorites are slivered almonds, cinnamon, and a pinch of brown sugar with bananas, berries, or raisins.)

Super easy and tasty! I’d love to know if you have other simple breakfast ideas.