Can we just take a minute to soak in the fact that it’s November now? How is that even possible?! It’s definitely true that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by. Every year seems just a bit shorter than the last. Not that I’m down about it being November, because I absolutely love my family’s fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities, so I’m actually pretty excited for the next couple of months. It just seems the weather did a complete 180 overnight here. We had an 80 degree day this week, now it’s 40 degrees with snow in the forecast.
With the chillier weather comes my desire for hearty breakfasts that warm me up on the inside. Oatmeal is definitely my go-to breakfast of this kind, especially those that cook in the crock pot overnight, so I can just drag my tired self down in the morning and scoop some into a bowl and breakfast is done. No effort required! Well, I guess if I’m being true to life I left out the step of making my life-juice a/k/a coffee, which takes all of about 2 minutes since it is programmed to be on and ready to go when I get downstairs. Gotta love the modern conveniences we have these days!
As for the breakfast part, though, oh my yums, this oatmeal here fits the bill and tastes great too. It’s like eating apple pie for breakfast, but in a much healthier and energy-boosting way. It’s thick and hearty and will easily keep you full until lunchtime. Cooking it in the crock pot is perfect, because you throw it in on your way to bed, then wake up to the smell of apple pie deliciousness filling the house. Just grab a bowl and you’re ready for your breakfast. It’s got some sweetness to it, but nothing too intense. There’s always room for adding more sugar or maple syrup in after it’s done, though, so you can easily make it suit your tastebuds.