Monday, March 17, 2014

Sowing my wild Irish oats

As a middle aged suburban parent, my wild oat sowing days are (mostly) over*, so I am forced to live vicariously through the shenanigans** of others.

McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats

Like, say, Olivia Pope on Thursday nights***.  


Mortifyingly hysterical.  And I'm still going to tune in this week.  Evil mom is back!

Here's a way to sow oats that is significantly less mockable, just as addictive, and much more nourishing.

Overnight Irish Oatmeal

It won't make you laugh so hard that you begin wheezing and snorting****, but it should put a big smile on the face of anyone who loves a bowl of creamy hot cereal for breakfast.

Especially when they find out it gets made overnight by magical leprechauns.*****

Overnight Irish Oatmeal

by Sharon Graves
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
The creamiest, easiest oatmeal ever. A brilliant idea from Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day by Roy Finamore.  This cookbook is full of great, simple recipes. I've been making a batch of this on Sunday nights, and waking up happy every Monday.
  • 1 c. steel cut oats
  • 4 c. water
  • pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 200.

Steel Cut Oats

Combine oats, water and salt in an ovenproof covered casserole dish or dutch oven.

Cover and bake for 8 hours, or overnight.
Open the lid and be amazed...

...creamy, dreamy, oatmeal! 

Oatmeal with fresh strawberries

Serve with your choice of fruit, nuts, milk or butter, and a little brown sugar or honey.

* I'm leaving the door open for some minor misbehavior in my later years, when I can use senility as an excuse.  Also there was that recent sleepover situation.
** Going for extra St. Patrick's day points by using of this very Irish-sounding term.
*** My son, the arbiter of quality TV in our house, is appalled every time.  He has an excellent blog, Me+TV, on the subject that is well worth following.
**** Which I did when this sketch came on SNL, laughing so hard that it was almost as embarrassing as watching the show in the first place.
***** Actually, your magical oven.  The magical leprechauns are all clearly working on the Scandal plot lines.

More St. Patrick's Day treats:  Irish Soda Bread with Drunken Raisins, last year's family favorite, Potato Chip Crusted Fish & Chips, and this decadent Chocolate Stout Cake with Bailey's Cream Cheese Frosting.

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