Secret Recipe Club – Slow Cooked Oatmeal
Last month I found this fun new blogging club to join: Secret Recipe Club. Each month our lovely organizer, Amanda of Amandaâ€™s Cookinâ€™ sends us a top secret email with the name of a blog and then itâ€™s our job to go through that blog and pick a recipe that we want to recreate. Iâ€™m pretty excited to be participating this month and I hope to continue on with the group!
This month, my top secret email told me to head over to Never Enough Thyme and I knew immediately that it was a perfect match. Sheâ€™s a southern girl like me and her recipes really reflect that. I set my heart on making Lanaâ€™s boiled peanuts but I never found any raw peanuts! Anyone know where to get them?! So I went with my second choice: slow cooked oatmeal.
Iâ€™ve had a bag of steel cut oats in my pantry for who knows how long. I won them (along with about 20 tons of other oat products) in a photography contest awhile back and just never got around to opening them since they take so long to cook on the stove. This was the perfect solution.
I have a weird relationship with my crockpot â€“ I like to be able to check on it throughout the day, which kind of defeats the purpose of the crockpot, right? But anyway, I worried that the oats would run out of water and start burning or there would be too much water, etc, etc, etc. but everything worked out perfectly!
One warning: the raisins kind of melt into the oatmeal during cooking and creates and very strong raisin syrup. If you arenâ€™t that into raisins, you might want to hold off adding them until after the oats are cooked.
If you want to join us for next monthâ€™s Secret Recipe Club, go here and fill out the form.