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.