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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie O’Dea has a new book, More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow, where she breaks down slow-cooker meals into three categories of frugal meals: $7, $10 and $15 meals, and these meals aren't your standard slow-cooker fare with options ranging from mint chocolate fondue to leg of lamb with rosemary and lemon.
I've always been a fan of using my slow-cooker, but I've rarely ventured beyond the tried and true recipes that my mom passed on to me when I got married. I love that Stephanie's book encourages getting outside of your comfort zone with the crock pot. I would have never considered making lasagna in my slow-cooker otherwise!
I bought four cans of John McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats off of Amazon a few months ago... and then I, ahem, forgot to cancel my Subscribe & Save order, so I ended up with eight cans of oatmeal and not a clue how to cook it easily. So I was really excited to try Stephanie's ingenious method for making them in the crock pot.
I threw all of the ingredients together last night and simply let it cook while we were fast asleep. Yes, apparently I slept right through a possible tornado touching down nearby! Anyhow, it was nice to wake up to a hearty breakfast that simply needed served with a little fruit and milk on top.
I'll probably do a little tweaking to the recipe because I've always preferred my oatmeal made with milk, so I missed that bit of richness that milk adds. I'm guessing that Stephanie used more water to keep the price of the recipe under $7, and it's perfectly delicious as is -- that's just my preference.
Ten lucky Deal Seeking Mom readers will each win a copy of the More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbook by Stephanie O'Dea.
To enter, tell me what your favorite thing to cook in your slow-cooker is.
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(10) More Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbooks
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