This little reformed couch potato works (and blogs) from home, and running my business is a full-time job. Of course, having little Samantha home with me all day also qualifies as a full-time job. So, how do I do it all? With a lot of help from Daddy. That’s how.
But when Paul’s working and can’t lend a hand, I have to get creative. Since he normally makes “Daddy’s Eggs” — a breakfast of champions as I like to call it — for Samantha each morning, and since I’m not even in the realm of a “morning person”, I had to think outside the box this morning since he was called in to work early. Enter: overnight oatmeal.
I literally made breakfast while Paul did the dishes last night. How cool is that?!
Now while the oatmeal was a snap, the berries were a bit more time-consuming. No, I’m not talking about the 5 seconds it took me to chop them up and throw them in the bowl this morning; I’m talking about the fact that we actually picked them ourselves. And Samantha even helped. Sort of.
These strawberries came from our recent trip to Tom Folsom organic strawberry fields. We had a blast and picked up about 19 pounds of beautiful organic berries (most of which I trimmed and froze for smoothies).
So for you busy moms and dads out there, here’s my easy cheat recipe for overnight oatmeal with strawberries! (Picking your own strawberries is not required.)
Overnight Oatmeal with Strawberries
As originally seen on marinmamacooks.com
- Bring 4 C. water to a boil in a large pot.
- Add 1 C. organic steel cut oats.
- Cook for only sixty-seconds, stirring if necessary to keep from boiling over.
- Cover with a lid, and turn off the heat.
- Get some sleep! (That’s right — you’re all done until morning!)
- Chop up a few fresh strawberries.
- Scoop, and serve!
NOTE: The above recipe is for a little kiddo — this is EXACTLY how I served Samantha, and she had seconds…and THIRDS! But if you’re serving adults, I’d suggest adding 1/4 teaspoon of salt when you cook your oats, and I’d also suggest warming your oatmeal up before serving. Swirl in some maple syrup for added sweetness, and enjoy.