Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All Things Turkey

Well, not really, but that title seems fitting for the season.

(should've been titled This, That, And The Other Thing...Again.)

(or maybe The Best Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal Ever.)

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I was so encouraged by your Christmas ideas - they were all fab-u-lous! We are changing up our routine this year, and I am really excited! I felt so blessed from your words, there is no doubt in my mind that God has used them to confirm our convictions :).

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I wanted to share this overnight Oatmeal Recipe that I just love. On the eve of holidays, I often make a crock pot breakfast casserole, or some kind of yummy apple cinnamon oatmeal in the crock pot. It is just nice to wake up to, and it makes the house smell fantastic. Let's all pray that the delicious smell doesn't wake this pregnant lady up through the night, because I'm not above fixing myself a bowl at 3am :).

This little lady loves to help in the kitchen right now, and the oatmeal is a perfect recipe for her to do so...

Mercy, she looks so old.

Anyway. Here is the recipe:

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal with Apples

2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 cups water
2 cups old-fashioned uncooked oatmeal
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt

(I double the above recipe)

Mix brown sugar and cinnamon with apple slices, coating apples. Mix oatmeal with water and salt. Put apples in bottom of crock pot and pour oatmeal mixture on top. Do not stir. Cover and cook overnight on LOW (8 to 9 hours). Recipe from Recipe Goldmine.

In the morning, stir thoroughly. Serve with milk :).

Easy right?? And so yummy!

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We are heading to visit family tomorrow and I will be out and about with my mom on Friday. Shopping the day after Thanksgiving is like a tradition for mom and I. We mainly just like grabbing some coffee and watching the crazy crowds - well, that and Target has their Disney Princess Dolls on sale for $4.99. It's a win win :).

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

9 comments:

Sarah Halstead said...

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. That oatmeal sounds good. I will have to try it!

wonderchris said...

Happy Thanksgiving - I could smell the apple/oatmeal combination through the monitor!! I bet the whole house is delicious with that cooking!

Enjoy some pumpkin pie - okay enjoy A LOT of pumpkin pie...I know I will! :)

mandbrid said...

Thanks! I was wondering what to make for breakfast tomorrow....now I know! My kiddos LOVE oatmeal. Have a great Thanksgiving!

bass family said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kate!

Marva said...

Thanks for the recipe! It sounds delish and most importantly......EASY!! ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thoughts for the day said...

yum. I am not an oatmeal eater but that sounds wonderful. The oatmeal doesn't get too mushy? Might have to try it and change my ways starting January.
May your family have a wonderful fun filled day.

Marisa said...

Sounds so good! I'm gonna have to give it a try!

{The Christian's} said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I can't wait to try this oatmeal recipe...should've grabbed some apples while I was at Wal-mart last night at midnight! lol

Amy said...

I can only imagine the wonderful aroma in the morning! YUM!