The offending crock pot chose to take a big fat dump while I was at work a few weeks ago. I anticipated coming home to a kitchen that smelled of delicious southwest chicken to be served over rice with cheese, green chiles and sour cream. Rather, I arrived home to a blackened, acrid smelling, unrecognizable hunk of dehydrated chicken and what was at one time a jar of salsa and some taco seasonings. After a rather unceremonious tossing of said crock pot into the dumpster, I vowed to splurge on a beautiful new slow cooker. Or at least borrow my sister's.
But back to the overnight oats. They're delicious and I can see this being a staple in our family during the cold months. The original recipe doesn't make as much as I thought it might so I'll double it in the future. This will allow for leftovers that I can bring along to work. And I think you could easily freeze leftovers in single-serving containers, just add a little liquid when re-heating. We love hot breakfasts at our house and the versatility of the recipe will work greatly in my favor. It's also easy enough that my kids can help prepare; as every parent knows, kids are far more likely to eat something that they've had a hand in making.
Let me know if you try the recipe and what you used to flavor it. And how did your kids like it?
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