Sunday, September 20, 2009


It seems that I can never quite escape the feeling that I need to do more in preparing my family against emergencies. Its on the back burner of my mind consistently bubbling and never running out of steam. Within the last few weeks I have begun to percolate much more forcefully. Will we be able to survive a dramatic rise in taxes? Will we be able to eat well during a time of dramatic economic downturn? As these things are coming to the forefront of my consciousness I am highly motivated to get my kitchen in order. I cleaned out an entire cabinet last night. Labeled everything and made places for things. It seems that one of the reasons that we have not been utilizing our space or our food very effectively is because my system is all out of whack. I don't have the brain space to have to think and dig all the time through what we have. Hopefully, this will help us to be more efficient. Also, labels help those (like husbands) to find what they are looking for.

Crock Pot Oatmeal

So, I'm in grad school. That should be enough to let you know why I haven't posted :) I had a request to post the recipe for the oatmeal. Here's what I do:

I fill a 1 quart glass measuring cup with water and add 1 cup of steel cut oats (this is important, quick oats don't work at all and old fashioned are just ok, not super). I put that glass cup in my crock pot and then surround it with water. I basically make a water bath in my crock pot. Then I leave it overnight. When I get up in the am its hot and ready to add whatever you want to it :) Easy Peasy.