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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Goldilocks and the Creamiest, Easiest Oatmeal Ever

Ahhh, I love a nice warm creamy bowl of oatmeal on a crisp, cool fall morning, don't you?  My kids and I go through love/hate phases with oatmeal.   The "hate" part for me used to be when the oatmeal exploded and spilled all over the microwave into a globby mess, or when it boiled over in the pot creating a giant mass of uncooked watery oats and a stove-top disaster.    However, a couple of years ago I discovered a way to make it "JUST RIGHT!"   In the crock pot!  It's so easy and it makes the creamiest, most delicious oatmeal I've ever eaten.  Try it tonight - I bet you'll like it!

1 cup of steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk (almond, soy, cow's - whatever you like)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 TBS cinnamon
pinch of salt

Combine it all in your crock pot, cover and turn it on low at bed time.  8 hours later you will wake up to the best oatmeal you've ever eaten.  Add some fresh or dried fruit and some nuts (and a little more milk if you'd like) and you'll never go back to your old way of cooking oatmeal.    Let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Free* Cooking Class at the Co-Op!

Are you searching for healthy breakfast ideas your kids will eat? 
Send them off to school ready to learn with a healthy breakfast in their growing bodies.

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is often our most challenging. Bring your school age child to  this hands-on, interactive cooking class at the Co-Op! 

Happy Healthy Breakfast Cooking Class
Saturday, September 10th

You will learn to make delicious healthful smoothies and other quick and easy breakfasts you will all love. You will learn simple recipes and techniques to help you and your kid get off to a great start each day! Who knows, maybe you'll all be excited about getting out of bed so early!

*The class is free for Co-Op members, $5 for non-members (child is free, one child per adult, please)

Register at the front desk at the Co-Op, or contact me (using the "contact me" button on the right side of this page)