Good-for-You Everyday Meals...you know when I read that title, it was like kismet! What better title for your Everyday Mom to dive into and cook my way through!
So, every day this week I will be featuring recipes from this newest title in my collection, each one more delicious than the next!
With everything from starters and main dishes, to sides, salads, snacks and desserts, it has something for everyone!
Each section has so many yummy things to choose from, it was hard to pick only a few to share with ya'll. Believe me, there are enough pages "dog-earred" in my copy, I could share a different one each day, and not finish for months! But I decided the best one to begin with would be something for breakfast!
When I saw this recipe I knew it would be perfect for a busy weekend when we had a lot going on. Why? because it would cook itself while I slept, and breakfast would be waiting on us when we got up Sunday morning. But think about how great that would be on a busy weekday morning when you're rushing around for work and school too! In fact, I think this would also be wonderful to cook on Sunday, cool it down, and keep in the fridge to reheat for breakfast all week long!
I had never tried the steel cut oats before, but had heard they were perfect for the Crock Pot. They hold up really well to slow cooking, and make for a hearty, comforting way to start your day. Oh, and let me just tell you...the house is going to smell amazing when you cook these, which makes crawling out of bed just a little bit easier!
If your mornings are super crazy, but you still want something warm to send your family on its way, this would be absolutely perfect! Oh, and the great folks at Gooseberry Patch have included a copy of Good-for-You Everyday Meals for one lucky EMM fan too! Just scroll down to find the giveaway! And be sure to come back Wednesday and Friday to see what other scrumptious things I made!
Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oats
Found on page 25, Contributed by Dana Rowan Spokane, WA
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 c. milk
1 1/2 c. water
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 c. steel-cut oats, uncooked
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1 TBS butter, diced
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
Garnish: maple syrup, milk, applesauce, chopped walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, etc.
Spray a Crock Pot with non stick spray. Add all ingredients except garnish. Stir. Cover and cook on LOW for about 7 hours. If desired, stir in a little more milk or water for desired consistency. Spoon into bowl, garnish as wanted. Makes 6 servings
*NOTE* After 7 hours, mine had scorched just a bit on the sides, so I probably would do 6 hours next time. If you have a programmable slow cooker, I'm sure it wouldn't do this. Also included with this recipe is this great tip, which I just had to share: Fill a muffin tin with yummy oatmeal toppings...making it easy for everyone to help themselves!
Shown here garnished with maple syrup and dried cranberries
Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 7, 2014
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