Cooking first thing in the morning feels special. For me, it's a way to kick off the day doing a few minutes of something I love. I stand at the stove for just a few minutes stirring and gathering my thoughts. Then I gulp down coffee and race to work. I've been looking for a take-to-work lunch recipe that would give me that few minutes of cooking without overwhelming my morning. I needed something that did not require special ingredients or wide-awake attention. I found what I wanted on the McCann's Irish Oatmeal website. The site suggests a quick soak method for boiling the steel-cut oats before you go to bed and then letting them soak. Over night, the oats absorb the water and turn tender and creamy. haven't decided on a lunch box or Thermos yet, but I bet if I had a Thermos, my oatmeal would stay hot and I wouldn't need to re-heat it. The microwave gave the oatmeal hot spots and made it a bit gummy around the edges.