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Old 04-03-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Ok, so I was thinking it would be great to have some steel-cut oats ready to go every morning. My workday starts at 6 am, so I'm not really wanting to do any major cooking in the morning though.

If I make a big batch of oatmeal on a Sunday night, will I be ok putting it into 5 Pyrex containers and heating them up every morning? Or will it get super sludgy/slimy and gross?
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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We used to do that and I didn't think it was slimy and gross. Of course, I add stuff to oatmeal, like apples, nuts, craisins. And I cook mine with milk or cream as part of the liquid. YMMV

Give it a shot!
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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It chills and reheats reasonably well. It gets really thick in the refrigerator, if anything you will be adding a small amount of liquid to your morning portion before you reheat.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:13 PM
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No problem with this, just add a bit of milk to it to make it less viscous.

I medium boil eggs on the weekend and then put them back into the frig and those are a great addition for my morning meal, they are easy to grab. Add some fruit and cheese and you have a good starter for the day.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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I'd make them like I make grits in advance.

Cook them with more liquid than normal & heat them up with additional liquid as well.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:46 PM
 
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I do this and the oatmeal tastes great to me -- although I add some real maple syrup, cinammon, blueberries and toasted walnuts to mine after I heat it in the microwave. Wow is it good -- and filling!
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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Yes. Plop it into the bottom of a saucepan with a little bit of water, cover, and put over low heat while you shower. It will be perfect when you're ready to eat.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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This sounds like a good idea. I like eating oatmeal in the am but I don't wanna babysit it everyday.

Good post!
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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When I make oatmeal I add raisins and brown sugar. I take what I want and put the rest in a bowl or contains and cover it good and put it in the fridge. The next day, and days thereafter, I take out what I need and heat it in the microwave.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:24 PM
 
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You've ruined me. Now I'm jonesing for oatmeal! I'm going to go put some in the crockpot for tomorrow.
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