So after a week of teasing Facebook posts from "So Delicious Coconut Milk" with daily delectable recipes for "slow cooker" oatmeal, I knew Sunday morning breakfast would be the PERFECT time to try one of these out. And how could German Chocolate Cake Oatmeal NOT be the first one on the block?? :)
I rounded up all of my ingredients:
Have you ever made Steel Cut Oats?? They are the least processed oats that you can buy. The catch, however, is that they take around 15-30 minutes to make. (Unless you have some TJ's "Oats in a bag";)
And here's where the slow cooker comes in:) 6 1/2 hours on low *while you're sleeping* and you wake up to piping hot steel cut oats all ready and waiting for you:)
It's like little elves had been toiling away to make you breakfast;)
The oats were nice, chocolaty, filing & chewy...but it was the topping that really kicked it into high gear:)
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons coconut
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (we didn't have any brown rice syrup)
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 2 tablespoons So Delicious Coconut Milk
How often do you get to say you've had CAKE for breakfast?? (Well...apparently a lot now since I can't wait to try her strawberry layer or hummingbird cake oatmeal, as well:)
Lunch was a quick one amongst a bevy of chores & errands yesterday but it hit the spot for a sweet/salty/crispy/snacky lunch:) Pretzel Slims + PB = bliss:)
That along with a Cracker Barrel 2% cheese stick kept me full till dinner. LOVE that cheese...90 calories a 'square' and nice & filing! :)
And on this slowwwwwww cooker Sunday, it wouldn't be right if we ONLY used it for BREAKFAST, right?? So Sunday was also my first attempt EVER at pot roast in the cooker as well;)
OK...so I had a little help;) I bought this "Cabernet eseasoned/already trimmed" one from Trader Joe's;) However I DID brown it on all sides before tossing it in the pan!!
And from there, that's where all of my cooking ceased;) 6 hours later and it was falling apart at the seams:)
As one of our sides, I made some kale chips.....
Yes, you heard me correctly! :) All you do is dice up the kale in 'chip sized' pieces, spritz them with some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pop em in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 450.
These come out SUPPPPPPPPPPPPPER crispy...you could almost fool yourself into thinking your eating potato chips:)
I know....sick, right??
Sharing is caring, so we decided to split a few flavors to try. We sampled spicy Carrot Cake, creamy Cheesecake, dreamy Red Velvet, oozing Chocolate Lava and the clear favorite: Tiramisu....
Perfectly elegant for Oscar Night:)
So I had planned that whole meal yesterday to revolve around what I THOUGHT was going to be a lazy & rainy Sunday. Well, guess what: TODAY IS that day! Nothin worse than a rainy Monday, huh??? Oh well...at least I'll be on a plane to California this time next week....EEEK! :) I'm trying to get Scott on the sharing bandwagon so we can split LOTS of our meals/food finds in San Fran....we have WAY TOOO MANY things we can't wait to try;) hahahahahaha....hopefully sharing & HILLS will keep us just a little bit "in line" :) hahahahahah...
Alright, I've talked enough...have a "best you can have" Monday;)