Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Something Yummy for these Cold Mornings

Well, hello blog! Haven't seen you in ages. : ) So sorry to neglect, but busy just cant describe it and along with that is the fact that words for the blog have eluded me. No inspiration at all. I have been crawling the blogs on my blog reader list for encouragement myself. I LOVE  this time of year, I also love homeschooling. I cant mesh the two very well. I should just call December and enjoy it. Do Unit studies and include our baking
and homemaking in our plans. Serve others more......It all sounds so good. Yet, I end up stressed.....BLAH.... I am going to defeat it. Here is where I am starting today in my home. A quote from the beautiful blog that speaks to my soul A Holy Experience. She has these lovely cards I love the one that says, "Only speak words that make souls stronger." That is my motto today. It is no small task. I tend to let the little things frustrate me. Like it taking 3 days to organize the stuff from Christmas. How pitiful, I spent a lovely White Christmas with all of my family and extended family, we are healthy, we are happy, we are blessed. The enemy knows how to steal my joy. It oftentimes comes from selfish thoughts. "Look how I have to spend my time, organizing, cleaning....whine...I'm tired...whine...." Oh, how else would I want to spend it? I am surrounded by blessings. You should hear my two little ones sing "Angels We Have Heard on High." My teenage daughter loves nothing more than to be here, baking with beautiful opera music flowing on her iPod. My son, just yesterday, told me at least 8 times that he loved me. Sigh  So I quietly ask the Lord to forgive me. Change my outlook!! Get some gratitude flowing.

So, I came here to share a recipe. Here it is. Is there anything better than waking up to a warm breakfast that is just waiting for you. This was so yummy and would feed a many hungry mouths!

Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe

  • 2 cups steel cut oats (not instant or rolled oats)
  • 6-8 cups water, depending on how long the oatmeal will cook
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup raisins
Spray crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. If you're planning to cook the oatmeal 8 hours or longer, use 8 cups of water. If you want to cook it less than 8 hours, use 6 cups of water. Put all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low.  Sprinkle with additional brown sugar if desired.
Serves 8.

Hope you enjoy it. I'm going to try to get some Christmas pics uploaded soon.

Have a blessed, beautiful, day!


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