Sunday, June 6, 2010
Crock Pot Hot Cereal
I should really come up with a better name for this cereal, even though I got the recipe from my neighbor, because that title doesn't begin to describe how good this cereal is.
The hardest thing about this recipe is remembering to put it in the crock pot the night before. It gets me half the time. But on days like today I am so glad I remembered, even if it was at 11:00 at night. But since I DID remember, it topped off a good Sunday morning. We slept late, almost until nine which is unheard of around here with two kids and two dogs. It must have been due to the gloomy pouring rain outside. The temperature was warm enough to have the windows open so the pounding of the rain on the roof outside our window lulled us. Not to mention the smell of rain in the morning. . . It was a relaxing way to start the day.
Then we rolled out of bed just after nine, after the girls had piled on our bed (and one dog) and headed down stairs to breakfast waiting for us.
To experience this kind of lazy Sunday morning you will need five ingredients:
Mix them in a storage container with a 1:1:1:1:1 ratio.
I managed to get two cups of each in my container and it just filled to the top.
Then when you make it, put one cup of the premixed cereal in the crock pot per three cups of water. I usually double it, so 2 cups of cereal and 6 cups of water. Leave on low over night.
It is good just like that. It is usually a little soupy the first day, but if you store the left overs, you will want to add milk the next day.
But I don't leave it plain. I add a dash of cream, a sprinkle of brown sugar and a handful of craisins. YUM. You, of course, may add whatever suits your fancy.