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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Irish oatmeal

Crisp, foggy mornings are here! 
That means it's time to decorate for fall,
And time for a nice hot breakfast to start the day!
Irish oatmeal

1 cup Irish steel-cut oats
4 cups water
I medium apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole milk or half and half
Toppings of your choice ( I used bananas but the possibilities are endless!)
Grease the bowl of your slow cooker with butter
Add all ingredients and stir well
Cover and set slow cooker to low. Cook for 8-9 hours. In the morning, stir contents of the slow cooker well; season with butter and brown sugar if needed.

My second little princess and I, threw this all in the crock pot, and then settled down for bed. The only drawback to doing this? Smelling it all night! I had dreams of being at a food buffet all night, and woke up starving!!!  Sweet Man said he kept waking up thinking he smelled chicken and dumplings...LOL We had had that for dinner. :-)
It's much easier to wake up in the morning when you know you have something yummy waiting on you!

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