I've discovered the most amazing way to make slow-cooked oatmeal...without any cooking! You just soak one part oatmeal to two parts liquid (milk, water...) overnight, covered, in the refrigerator, then the next morning you scoop it out, heat it up in the microwave for a minute or two and BLAM there you have it. Seriously. It's amazing, especially if you put raisins in with the oats to "cook" overnight - the raisins get big and fat and release their sweet goodness into the oatmeal. This makes a healthy, whole foods breakfast much, much simpler, and it's just such a fascinating method: the NON-COOKING method!
(By the way, I've added this to my "Kitchen Shortcuts" - it definitely ranks up there as one of the most useful, I think.)