Suggested Serving: Not Exactly as Shown

So I thought I had the answer. I really did. And I was taken down by a rogue recipe.

So, yesterday Crazy Aunt Purl posted about her crockpot and asked people to tell her about their favourite crockpotty things. As I was scrolling through the recipes one caught my eye - Overnight Oatmeal.

Eureka! This is it! I am saved!

You see, I am not a breakfast eater. I never have been. I go through periods where I make a real effort. I've been in one of those for awhile. Eating breakfast is even on my 101 things list. So the idea of throwing some steel cut oatmeal into a crockpot and heading off to bed to awake to yummy breakfasty goodness? It was appealing it was.

Even when I read the recipe reviews of Overnight Oatmeal and saw that some people had a problem with it burning I wasn't worried.  I knew there had been some issues with more recent version Rival crockpots and I assumed that is what it was.

I threw the ingredients in the pot last night, gave it a stir and off to bed I went. I woke up and remembered that breakfast was just sitting there, waiting for me to enjoy it's gooey goodness.

Yeah.  That didn't happen.

Yep, it burned. Not badly but enough that it tastes icky. And smells icky. And well, when you are not a breakfast person to begin with and you wake up to face something that looks and smells icky????

I'm surprised because I've been told that Alton Brown's recipes are usually fantastic! I'm going to guess they didn't test this one out on very many crockpots.

Anyone know how to get the smell of icky burnt oatmeal out of your apartment????