My family LOVES the cool weather . . .

When things cool off here and I can actually open windows and smell real air, I generally get inspired to cook and bake. We live in Florida, so these opportunities are rare and unusual.

It’s cooled off here to the point where we’re all freezing in the morning. Sure, we could close the windows, but where is the fun in that? Last night, surprise, I was up late. I stuck this recipe in the crockpot. YUM! Nothing like crawling out of bed to a ready-made hot-delicious breakfast. I didn’t take a picture because it’s NOT a pretty breakfast.

APPLE OATMEAL (4-5 servings)
(as usual, I tripled this and it worked fine)
2 c. milk
2 T. honey
1 T. butter (no substitutions!!!!)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. dry old-fashioned oats (in the crock pot the quick oats will dissolve into a nasty mush)
1 c. chopped apples (peeled and cored)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (I didn’t use these, they make my teeth itchy!)
2 T. brown sugar

1) Mix together all ingredients in greased slow cooker.
2) Cover. Cook on Low 5-6 hours. (If your slow cooker has a “Keep Warm” option you can use that and cook for about 8 hours.)
3) Serve with milk, yogurt or ice cream. (I won’t tell my kids about the ice cream part if you don’t!)

Tonight, another frigid Florida night – I think it’s down to 58 or so. I made some Cinnamon Buns. OH OH OH . . . I got the recipe here at Recipe Zaar . For sure this is a special occasion recipe. At least it’s special occasion if you have no reason to kill your family off with sticks of butter. Still . . . the dough is just amazingly silky. Did I mention butter? Ahhh. . . I smell a new Christmas morning breakfast.

3 thoughts on “My family LOVES the cool weather . . .

  1. Cinnamon rolls are the perfect Christmas morning treat. Dad Windu makes a batch every year and it ensuresz that we'll have people willing to travel to us (instead of us having to travel to them) for a brunch get together.

    I'm going to try that oatmeal recipe tonight. Nom nom nom.

  2. Both of those sound delicious and I don't even LIKE oatmeal. That recipe may make a believer out of me yet. I'll try anything in a crock pot once. LOVE my crock pot.

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