Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Master, Your Morning Oatmeal Awaits

developed from original by Alton Brown

Morning Oats Welcome You to slave's special:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes”
These are fourteen special dishes created and designed as a tribute to my Master Indy. They are being presented one a day for the two weeks leading up to the second anniversary serving Master. The Man who, when He wishes to exert it, has total control over my life. ...and I would have it no other way!


2 cup steel cut “Old Fashioned” oats Not “quick” or “Instant” or “easy”
1 6 oz pkg dried cranberries and raisins
1 5oz pkg dried Apples.
6 cups water
¾ Cup fat free half-and-half
½ Cup fresh blueberries for garnish when serving.
1 Tbs Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Vanilla


In a slow cooker, Spray with cooking spray,
Add oats, ½ pkg of Apples, ½ pkg cranberries and raisins, Cinnamon, and vanilla. Pour water and fat free half-and-half over and stir with a wooden spoon. Set cooker to LOW, or if Yours has the setting “warm”. Put a lid on it and let it sit for between 6 and 7 hours. The aroma will fool you into believing that a fresh homemade apple pie awaits you.
However in fact this will taste much better! And help lower You bad LDL cholesterol!

When you wake and check on its progress. Stir well. It might be soupy, crank the temperature up to HIGH stir in the rest of the cranberries and apples let finish cooking for about ½ an hour.

It is a heavenly way to wake.

You will find this very easy to play with not only to find just what satisfies Master the most, but also what might work for variety. For example: Masters favorites are blue berries and mangoes. But it would bore the Hell out of him if that were all slave ever used.

Crock pots and slow cookers vary so much in settings that it is difficult to make general “carved in stone recipes” with set times. However they are known to be forgiving.

Things to remember with this breakfast:
Lowest heat setting If Yours has the “warm” setting – use that!
spray the insides or you might find it will take all the next night chiseling off the baked on stuff.
Only add ½ the fruits at the start. After 8 hours of cooking most will have disappeared having been cooked into a pulp in the night.
Use DRIED fruits.

Now for playing around with this recipe, you will be only limited by your imagination (and some good sense – forget the garlic OK?)

Try Mangoes, Blueberries, Maybe apricots or frozen, unsweetened peaches..dried cherries, OR one chopped apple, 2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tbsp of vanilla, or brown sugar, nutmeg, 1/2 stick butter, and a pinch of salt. How about almond milk?

The fruit cooked in it overnight disperses enough sweetener that sugar or syrup is not necessary.

Oatmeal Muffins from leftovers

Double the recipe and use left overs to make muffins. Add a cup of Uncooked oats to mixture, also some flour, brown sugar, eggs and butter. The leftovers can make a passel of muffins... Freeze in zip bags of two each. Remove the night before, then carry with You to Starbucks for coffee, they should be perfect and will keep you “moving” everyday as well Sorry, just had to throw that in!

When Master wakes happy – slave will be happy all day!


To satisfy and restore. To nourish, support and maintain. To gratify, spoil, comfort and please, to nurture, assist, and sustain …..I cook!

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