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Author: Patzer Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 58560  
Subject: Re: Advocare Date: 10/26/2013 7:33 PM
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Have you tried steel-cut oats cooked overnight in a crockpot with raisins and cinnamon?

I have done this in the microwave:

1/4 cup steel cut oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins, not packed*
1 cup skim milk

900 Watt microwave: 2.5 minutes high, 19 minutes 30% power (a.k.a. "simmer"), stir, look at consistency, then 6 to 8 more minutes 30% power. Timing may vary with different microwaves.

During the 19 minute simmer I do the exercises my PT gave me for trunk stability and hip abductors, plus either some kettlebell work or barefoot one legged calf raises on a block to strengthen my foot muscles. The time is not wasted, I don't have to prepare anything the night before, and the only dirty dishes are one bowl, one spoon, and the measuring utensils.

I vary the spicing on the steel cut oats; 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice is good, as is 1 tsp Hershey's (or 1 1/2 tsp other brands) unsweetened cocoa powder; this morning it was cinnamon and ground cloves.

The overnight crockpot method would be superior if cooking for a family, but I'm a one person household.

Patzer

* Yes, I realize this is a lot of raisins for many people watching total calories. It can be reduced, but I have been blessed with a fast enough metabolism that I don't need to cut it down.
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