I've been admiring people who make steel cut oatmeal overnight in their crockpot. My mom and brother both have small crock pots they use primarily for oatmeal. Since I don't have a small crock pot I never tried doing it.
Then last night @smartbitches posted on Twitter a link to a method I'd not heard of before - using a bowl inside the crock pot for the oatmeal and putting it in a water bath (bain marie in French culinary terms). So I promptly followed the bain marie overnight oatmeal instructions from Ann Kroeker and went to bed.
This morning we had lovely creamy chewy oatmeal that the kids and I ate up. (Hubster hates oatmeal so we left him alone). It was delicious, easy, and the bowl didn't even have stuck on oatmeal to clean off.