It's almost that time again. Black Friday. The day to shake off our turkey induced food comas, wake up at 3:00 am, wait in freezing cold lines outside stores for hours and body check anyone who gets in between us and that $100 TV. Even the tamest of Black Friday warriors is sure to work up an appetite, so reward yourself (and your equally hard-shopping friends) with a post Black Friday brunch.
The key to a super easy Black Friday brunch is slow cooker oatmeal. Before you go to bed on Thursday night, put 1 cup old-fashioned or steel cut oats and 4 cups of water in your slow cooker and set on low. This serves 4 so multiply for your desired number of servings. Use a liner to make cleanup easy. The slow cooker keeps the oatmeal warm all morning so friends can drop in whenever they finish their shopping. Serve with a variety of fresh and dried fruit mix-ins.
Another nice touch is to set up a gift wrap station so friends can wrap up their recently purchased gifts before taking them home to the present-peeking eyes of their family. Put out rolls of gift wrap along with tape, scissors and assorted ribbons to complete the job.