Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal (AKA Soupy Oatmeal)

Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal (AKA Soupy Oatmeal)
From: Weight Watchers Weekly January 8-14, 2012

This is one of my kids' favorite breakfasts.  They call it Soupy Oatmeal.

8 cups water
2 cups steel-cut oats
2/3 cup chopped dried cranberries (I use Crasisns and I do not chop them, and I use 1 cup)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp table salt
3 TBSP Toasted, slivered almonds (we never use these)

Combine all ingredients, except almonds, in a 5-to-6 quart slow cooker.  Cook on low power for 4-6 hours, depending on desired creaminess.  Stirr well to combine and then sprinkle with almonds (if desired).  Yields about 3/4 cup oatmeal and 1 tsp almonds per serving.  Serves 9.

We like adding milk and cinnamon-sugar to the oatmeal in the bowl we serve it in.

6 points plus (weight watchers) per serving

I put the on before bed and it is not over done in the morning, and it goes 8-10 hours and does fine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Alfredo Chicken

Alfredo Chicken

1 jar Alfredo Sauce
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (2 or 3)
Hot Cooked Spaghetti Noodles (or whatever kind of noodles you like)

Spray crockpot with cooking oil.  Put the boneless skinless chicken breasts in (you can put them in frozen), pour the Alfredo sauce on top (I rinsed out the jar with a little water and poured it in on top).  Turn the crockpot on low 6-8 hours (if it is longer and they are frozen no big deal).  Shred the chicken up, pour back in the crockpot and stir it all up together.  Serve over the cooked spaghetti noodles (or whatever noodles you like).  We served this with breadsticks.  It was good!