Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Confessions 6.29.12

It's time to get it all on the table - if you want to join in, just click the link at the bottom (hosted by Mamarazzi)

I've been running just over a year now. And I confess that I have aspirations to be able to run farther, regularly (than 3 miles) and faster (than I am now). But I am just glad to be pounding the pavement.

Also, with running, I confess that one of the reasons that I like running with music is that I can't hear myself breath - and believe me, that's a good thing. I am huffing and puffing and sound like someone gasping for their last breath. After about a mile it calms down a bit, but that first little bit is kinda disturbing.

I confess that I have discovered body glide. Without going into details that will leave you with mental images you may not be able to shake, I'll just say body glide is a wonderful thing.

Says "Great for Feet" - that's not where I use it.

I have been home all week on my "stay-cation", and I confess that it has been rather relaxing. I've been able to shop during the day, get a spa peddi, and hit the tanning bed (no judging, please).

I confess that I am super-duper excited about seeing "The Lion King" this weekend at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC with a good friend. I bought the tickets for her birthday, (and for me too!).

I confess that the crock pot bread (which you can find here) did not turn out as well as I'd hoped. But my normal method for Almost No-Knead Bread did, which made me happy.

I confess that I checked out Coast to Coast blogging,  (thanks to Aubry at High Heeled Love). Whispering Sweet Nothings has created a cool interactive blogging map.

Click the button and check it out, then add your bloggin' self as well.

Lastly, I confess that I when I figured out how to add a blog button on my blog, I was oh so proud of myself! I also created an avatar. I love all things google - and last night it was Picasa coming to my rescue. 

What are you confessing this week? Hit the link to join the fun!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


One of my nicknames, from my dad, was Ladybug. I had several, and some of the others won't be mentioned here.

Isn't he just the cutest?
So, I wanted to incorporate a piece of my personal history, and what do you know, I found a running ladybug. Very cool! AND there is actually a Ladybug Run in Oregon coming up in August....Google is the bomb for information.

So, let me know what you think of my new image. Like it? Hate it? I'm learning all kinds of bloggy things, who knew this stuff could be so complicated? Pin It Now!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Real Deal - Almost No Knead Bread

So, two posts in one day. I figured this would be easier to read, without bunching everything up on one page.

Well, I have to say the Croutons, made out of the failed Crock Pot Bread were delicious. I couldn't stop eating them last night. Just the right crunch. Just the right everything. This was my first try with them, and they were great.

I used oil mixed with Italian Dressing (Ken's) to coat them (a little more than 1/3 cup altogether), then baked them in the oven for about 30 minutes - on 350, until they were nicely brown. Mmmmm, now I need to make some creamy soup to go with. It's a good thing I'm off from work this week.

And what happened with my 2nd batch of Almost No-Knead Bread? (if you are looking for the recipe, you can find it here. As I said in the Crock Pot post, this recipe calls for lager. For the first batch I used New Castle, and for the second I used Heineken. I really don't know if either of them qualifies as "lager", but both flavors turned out well - and it's what I had in the cupboard.

Also, for the crock pot version, I did not score the top of the bread, but I did for the cast iron pot. I think it just prettier opened up on top. More Artisan. 

I need to work on my timing. For the second batch, I mixed up all the ingredients, then put the whole shaggy mess in the fridge overnight. I had read that this improves the flavor, if you have time to chill it. 

I pulled it out at 9am, and let it proof all day. Following the recipe after the first rise, you knead it just a bit, shape into a round, and then let it rise for 2 more hours. Well, I was baking this thing last night at 9:30pm. Very bad timing. It was too late to eat any, and I had to smell that fresh baked bread smell all night. I woke up famished. I guess we all know what I had for breakfast. Pin It Now!

Crock Pot Bread?

I've baked several different kinds of bread in the past few years. I came across this "Almost No-Knead Bread" a couple of years ago. It makes a lovely round loaf - I use my cast iron dutch oven, with the lid. And with the water, you also use a little brew, it adds a mellow flavor to the bread.

I found this recipe on Pete Bakes!, but I don't think Pete is baking anymore. There haven't been any updates for over a year. There are some very nice recipes on his site, still, so go ahead and check it out.

Well, on Pinterest last week I came across a Crock Pot Bread blog. I just had to try it out. The blog didn't give a bread recipe, just stated to use one pound of fresh or purchased dough. I decided to use my no-knead recipe. 

And if you don't know what Pinterest is - it is an organizational tool for all the stuff you love online. Within the Pinterest website you create "pin boards" . For example, I have a board for ideas I want to try at work (WBC Ideas), things for working out (Workin' It), recipes (All about Food), etc. You have to receive an invitation to join pinterest, so if you are hankerin' to get on there - let me know and I'll send you an invite.

It is a shaggy thing right after mixing.
In the crock pot
The instructions for using the crock pot were simple. When you get to the second rise, (which is quite short compared to the 8-18 hour first rise), you place the dough in the pot, turn it on high and wait an hour. The premise is that it will rise while the pot is heating, and then bake itself - all in within an hour.

While waiting for my dough to proof (the first rise), I found another blog on pinterest all about no-knead bread and different add-ins for it. This blogger uses an enamel covered cast iron dutch oven for her bread baking. After reading through her bread recipe, I almost ditched the crock pot idea experiment. I was crazy for homemade bread at that point, and knew I already had a no-fail method. But I still wanted to give the crock pot a go. So, at the right time I scooped up the bubbling dough and lightly kneaded it into a nice round shape. Then plopped it onto a piece of parchment paper, and into the crock pot. I used my fastest cooking pot, turned it on high and set the time for one hour.

An hour later, it had risen, and seemed to be baking, but was no where near being done. So I added 15 minutes, then another 15 minutes....all told it was in the crock pot for at least 2 hours, then I had to put it in the oven under the broiler to get it brown. I didn't weigh my dough - maybe it was more than a pound?
Lovely color, but still heavy and gummy
Decent crumb, but dense

So good-bye crock pot bread. This is not the way for me. I was interested in this because it really saves the kitchen from getting all heated up in the summer. 
      The bread, although a bit gummy, has a nice flavor. I think I'm going to make croutons out of it. I was so disappointed that I already have another batch proofing on my kitchen table. Tonight it will go in the cast iron dutch oven just a wad of dough, and come out a star.

almost no-knead bread

(from Pete Bakes!) 

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (15 oz), plus additional for dusting work surface
1/4 tsp instant or rapid-rise yeast (or 1/2 tsp dry active yeast)
1 1/2 tsp table salt
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp water (7 ounces), at room temperature
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp mild-flavored lager (3 ounces)
1 Tbsp white vinegar

1. whisk flour, yeast, and salt in large bowl. add water, beer, and vinegar. using rubber spatula or a wooden spoon, fold mixture, scraping up dry flour from bottom of bowl until shaggy ball forms. cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 8 to 18 hours.

2. lay 12- by 18-inch sheet of parchment paper inside 10-inch skillet and spray with nonstick cooking spray. transfer dough to lightly floured work surface and knead 10 to 15 times. shape dough into ball by pulling edges into middle. transfer dough, seam-side down, to parchment-lined skillet and spray surface of dough with nonstick cooking spray. cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature until dough has doubled in size and does not readily spring back when poked with finger, about 2 hours.

3. about 30 minutes before baking, adjust oven rack to lowest position, place 6- to 8-quart heavy-bottomed dutch oven (with lid) on rack, and heat oven to 500F. lightly flour top of dough and, using razor blade or sharp knife, make one 6-inch-long, 1/2-inch-deep slit along top of dough. carefully remove pot from oven and remove lid. pick up dough by lifting parchment overhang and lower into pot (let any excess parchment hang over pot edge). cover pot and place in oven. reduce oven temperature to 425F and bake covered for 30 minutes. remove lid and continue to bake until loaf is deep brown and instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 210 degrees, 20 to 30 minutes longer. carefully remove bread from pot; transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 2 hours.
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Confessions 6.22.12

Well, here it is Confession Friday again. Check out the link at the bottom if you want to join in confessing. It's being hosted by Mamarazzi at Dandelion Wishes.

My confessions are many this week....

I confess....that I am so happy that it's Friday!! And that I am off, not just today, but for the whole next week too. We had a big trip planned to CA, but things happened, are still happening, that changed all our plans. So looks like we will stay home instead. I was sorely disappointed and out of sorts at first, but now, I see that things are working out as they should.

confess.... that I have signed up for another race - the Coon Dog Day 5K, held in Saluda, NC. It's good to have something to look forward to - something that keeps me out there running. I'll be running the course for the first time this weekend with a friend. Saluda is a hilly little town, so I'm sure it will be a challenging course. And I can't wait to see the T-shirts!

I confess....that I was thoroughly bummed when I received my email telling me the registration for The Color Run date had been changed from the advertised date. My sisters and I were planning on running it together, along with 2 of my nephews. And now the date is the same as the TRC's first event as an organized running club. And I'm planning on running - it will be my first 1/2 marathon. I am so conflicted

You must check out this video - because even if you don't run, you will want to run this race! And if you are wondering, the song is by Imagine Dragons "On Top of the World".

I confess..... that the Red Velvet Cake I made last weekend was as close to divine as anything I've baked lately. And when my friend asked if the rest of the cake was hers to take home, I confess that I wanted to say "Are you kidding? Of course not!", but instead I said "Of course - it's your birthday!" This made her immensely happy.

Since I will more than likely be home for most of next week, I confess that I have a few things I would like to do. I found a couple of recipes that look interesting, and if they are, then you will seem them posted here. I'd also like to get my thrift divided so I can have even more of it next year. 

Of course, I confess, there is a lot I don't want to do, and most of that includes cleaning. Certainly not on my favorites list.

What are you confessing this week?

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Red Velvet Heaven

My co-workers think I'm crazy, but I've been looking forward to this for over a week.

Where I work we have THE best birthday parties for each other. I keep an updated list of all of our favorite things - candy, drinks, snacks, what we collect, gift cards, etc. Each of us gets a copy at the beginning of the year, and on our birthdays we get a smorgasbord of all our favorite things.

This year we added "Favorite Cake". Well, one of the girls loves Red Velvet Cake. I've never made one before, so I was actually really excited about baking it for her.

Last week I made sure I had all the ingredients, cause that's pretty much a huge bummer when you set out to bake something and you are missing just one key thing (like eggs, sugar, food coloring).

This recipe called for buttermilk. These are my favorite kind of cake batters.  Because this rich-tasting milk is an acidic ingredient, like yogurt and sour cream, it helps tenderize the gluten in batter, giving the cake a softer texture and more body.

Sometimes, when I am in a tight spot, and need to bake a cake in a hurry I will use a cake mix, and use buttermilk for the liquid. This really adds a "homemade" taste.

Also in this recipe is a tablespoon of vinegar and baking soda.  Most Red Velvet cakes include vinegar & soda. After all the other ingredients have been mixed, you add the vinegar and baking soda by hand. This creates a lovely foaming action. These tiny little oxygen bubbles will then be folded into the cake batter, and this causes the cake to bake into a light, fluffy tasty treat. 

When I dumped in the entire bottle of red food coloring, the batter turned bright red. For an instant I thought about those chemicals that I had just added to the batter, but this was for a friend, so I kept the mixer going until it all turned a nice shade of pink/red. I have a friend who is adverse to artificial anything, and she told me she made a Red Velvet Cake a few years ago, and left out the red food coloring. She called it her "Suede Cake". 

I decided to bake 3 layers, and when I do - I just use 3 pans. I don't like cutting layers in half, so this has worked very well for me the last few years. I also weigh my layers. I pull out my food scale, and weigh each pan to make sure all three layers weigh just about the same. Then I scoot the pans around on the counter to even out the batter in the pans. After I got them in the oven, we moved furniture around, with the help of our neighbors.

We were laughing, telling stories, outside our back door. We have the best neighbors ever!  I'm not sure how long we were out there, and then AAAAHHHHH!!!! The cake!! I ran inside to pull them out of the oven. The timer had gone off at some point, but miraculously they weren't overdone. Big scare.

I made 2 batches of the cream cheese frosting. I just figure you can't have too much, and it's terrible to run out while frosting the cake. The key to cream cheese icing is to make sure the cream cheese and the butter are very soft, but not melted. I left mine out for a couple of hours before I needed them. You can soften in the microwave, but the results are not always ideal. I used the straight icing between the layers, and then a light base layer on the outside, around the edges - to fill in the sides. I added pecan pieces to the rest for the top and sides. Oh, how I want to cut it and see how it looks! But that will have to wait until tomorrow.

I think my first Red Velvet Cake is really beautiful. I hope it tastes good too!

Well, since the cake is all done, it's time to exercise. I'll cross train tonight, and ride my exercise bike. Maybe exercising tonight will help burn off the cake calories I'll eat tomorrow. Maybe? 

Here is a photo of the yummy, rich red slice. I have to say, it was delicious!

Red Velvet Cake (recipe given to me by my friend, Freda)


1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
2 cups sifted cake flour
1 tbs cocoa
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 oz red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 oz water
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 tbs vinegar
1 tsp salt

1 stick butter (softened)
1 8oz package cream cheese (softened)
1 box powered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Directions: Mix sugar, Crisco, cake flour cocoa and salt. Add to the mixture the following items: 2/3 cup buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla, eggs, water and then the additional 1/3 cup buttermilk. Beat well and then stir in the following by hand: vinegar and soda. Bake in two layer pans at 350 for 25 minutes.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Confessions

It was fun last Friday, so here goes again, and if you want to play along, visit the link below found at High-Heeled Love - she's hosting the confession party this week.

I confess that I have wanted to be somewhere else all week. And while I have no plans to go to the beach anytime soon,  it is one of my happy places.

It has been a long, stressful week. I confess that I have eaten more than I planned to - more sweets, especially. And after Monday I did not track any WW points. But starting today, I am trying to get back on the wagon.

I confess that at times this week, due to work stress, I wanted to hurt people. Not in a serious, physical way (well maybe a little), I just wanted to shake them really, really hard.

I confess that in spite of my week, I did get in two evening runs. And it made me feel so much better than the junk I had been eating. I also registered for the Coon Dog Day 5k for July 7. Should be a fun day.

Lastly, I confess that I begged my sisters to follow my blog, as I am so new I had no followers at all. And, because they are both so awesome, they did.

What are you confessing this week?

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Moving, Because I Can

"Do not stop, do not walk. Finish 3 miles without stopping. Do not walk." Even as I went to a crawl-pace on the uphills, I did not walk. I kept up my mantra till the end. There is no shame in walking, tonight I was just trying to prove a point to myself.

Working in a retirement community, I see people every day who have become prisoners to pieces of equipment - wheelchairs, electric scooters, walkers, even their own bodies.

Some are victims of cruel physical impairments such as strokes, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, ALS or others. Then there are those who simply stopped moving for one reason or another. They had a fall, broke their hip; therapy was too hard, it hurt too much. And they just stopped moving.

We have the gamut of personal drive in the nursing home where I work. I love watching the determined ones who give it their all during therapy sessions. They work through and past the pain. They are getting better, they are walking, they are talking and they are doing it for themselves.

Then there are those residents for whom it's not worth it. They slow down, stop moving, give up, and become slaves to their own bodies. Dependent on others for their personal care, for movement in and out of their room, their bathroom, the dining room, everywhere.

So, with these visions in my head tonight I was going to be one of those who pushed, who got it done, because I could. It certainly wasn't my fastest 3 miles. The heat and humidity were working against me, but I proved to myself that I can make my body do something it really, really does not want to.

I have come to view running, walking, exercise, movement of all kinds as a gift. I can walk, so I should. I can run (Yes I Can!), so I do. Keep moving. I see, on a daily basis, what a difference it makes just to keep moving, for as long as possible. I am making progress.

This week has been particularly stressful for a myriad of reasons. My morning-run plans were shot, as I ended up having to be at work earlier every day this week. But, I've gotten in two evening runs, even though we are working later every night too. Life detours and plans that I've made for myself don't always materialize. But the key is to keep moving, don't let life completely derail me.

I will keep moving, because I can.

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Confessions 6.8.12

So, to get in the habit of blogging, I'm trying this thing called a linky party. I can't really explain it all that well. I write out my post, then link to the host blog.

The deal for this "linky" is that I confess every here goes.

I confess.....that I did not run this week. At all. Not since the mud run on Sunday.

I confess.....that I do want to do another mud run.

Not only did I not run, I confess that I did not do any exercise this week, except for Rusty's nightly walk. And I confess that I need to sign up for another 5k, soon!

I confess.....that I slept late every morning, and was thereby late to work every morning this week.

I confess......that one day this week I ate the last 2 bites of chocolate pie for breakfast.

I confess......that I went to a Weight Watchers meeting for the first time since April. (And I lost 1.6 pounds). But still have many more to go.

I confess.......that I am tracking all my food/exercise again, as of today.

And, even though I am officially watching what I eat, I confess that I am excited to bake a Red Velvet Cake for a friend's birthday next week.

Last, but not least, I confess.....that I LOVE my new iphone and my hubby is the greatest!

I confess that this is my first Friday Confessions, and I hope I get it linked up right!

So what are your confessions this week? 


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Monday, June 4, 2012

Mad Mountain Mud Run

They had never done this before; I had never done this before.  Getting ready, I felt the awkwardness of what to wear. This .... or..... That? These shoes, or those?

We were both nervous, wondering how it would all work out. Would we like each other? Would we want to do this ever again? Would we get along - would we know what to do??   It was like a first date between me and the Mad Mountain.

Turns out, the burden of the race was on Mad Mountain. The course was nice, and the obstacles not too tough. My anxieties of being the weak link on my team were unfounded. Not knowing what to expect, I expected the worst. Here's the course map.

All the red "Up" arrows were things to climb over, and all the green "down" arrows were things to crawl under. 

I really expected the course to be much, much worse. Since it was my one and only to experience, I can't say if it was easier than others or not, but I'm suspecting it was. Not to say that it was really easy, but it was doable. The only obstacle I could not do was the "monkey bars" - I just don't have the upper body strength for that. But all the other obstacles, some muddier than others, were not terribly challenging. Most used our legs, and I do think all my lunges helped me out, and that the 3.5 miles was just the right length for the race.

Here is our "Before" picture. The day before I found these tanks at Burke's outlet, so bought one for all four of us. 

At the start all teams had to grab a "log" to carry for the duration of the race. We took turns carrying it, and it wasn't really heavy. Just enough weight and length to be a nuisance. Well, until about 1/2 way through when we just started getting sick of the log.  For the first few dirty obstacles I was able to keep pretty clean by not actually getting on my hands & knees. I know, isn't that the point? I'm just not crazy about getting dirty. 

That didn't last for long and we had a good bit of mud, but somewhere in the middle we ran waist-high right into the river. That was my absolute favorite part. The water was ice-cold, and took my breath for an instant. But then it felt delightful, and washed most of our first-half mud off. We had several "Forest Run" obstacles, which were basically trail runs with trees down on the trails (to jump over). I really liked these, running through the woods. The mulch mountains were huge piles of mulch that we ran up and over, and of course there were tires to run through (or walk through). There were also several rope webs to get through. My fear was a wall to climb over, and there weren't any walls. There were logs to roll under (made me dizzy), climb over; and mazes and pipes to crawl through. My shoes were squishy with mud and water, but they never came off.

Here we are "after":

I think I was the least dirty of our team. Carrie smeared on her Indian Mud Paint for the picture!

There were some nice costumes. My favorites were the chicken family and the girl superheros. Mudonna was cool!

Afterwards I was stiff and a little bit sore, but today (Monday) the only soreness I feel is the sunburn on my shoulders and neck. Our time hasn't been posted as of yet, but I think we did fine. We weren't trying to be the best, or the fastest. My goal was just to finish.

Since it was their first year, there are things I'm sure they will improve. The registration was slow, and inadequate for the number of participants. But they improvised and got everyone close to their advertised start times. We were off by about 10 minutes. One of our team members had the wrong number on her bib, so that had to be switched at the last minute. We didn't get ID bracelets for our beer (but we got our beer anyway), and the bag check-in station was kind of a joke. Our bags went back to the car, and then back to us at the end. The "showers" at the end just kind of muddied everything up more, instead of less.

Did I enjoy it? Yes. Would I do another one? Yes. This year? Maybe not. I still prefer just running better, but it was a nice change. I can see why they have become so popular of late. And being with a team was fun - we helped each other, and coaxed one another along.

Next up are some local races with fellow TRC runners. And maybe a 1/2 marathon in the fall. (Maybe).

One thing running has taught me, and my friend Laura had a nice blog about this recently (My Healthy Challenge) is that nothing is really out of reach. If I want to do something that involves physical movement whether it's a mud run, or a longer race, I can do it. That's freedom.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Monkey Bread = Carb Loading

Well, Monkey bread is definitely carb loading, but not in a good way. It wouldn't take much, though, to convince me that eating a hefty portion of the lovely cinnamon pull-a-part pastry would give me extra energy on Sunday for Mad Mountain. It. Is. So. Good.

Most every Thursday is baking day at work. One of the perks of being an Activity Director is that I plan the calendars. And I can do the things I love.

This week was Monkey Bread - a resident and staff favorite, to say the least. I have a special fondness for Monkey Bread, because it was one of the things my grandmother would make. Her recipe called for frozen yeast rolls, butterscotch pudding, pecans, sugar and lots and lots of butter. All this would be placed in a bundt pan and left to rise over night in the oven, then baked to perfection for breakfast. For my weekly cooking group we use a very simple recipe so the residents who choose to, can participate with a fair amount of ease.

I've included the recipe at the bottom, but we really don't follow it 100%. I'll tell you all our shortcuts. Our staff love the recipe and many of them have used it with their kids. 

First, I don't measure anything. I toss some sugar and cinnamon in a ziploc bag and shake it up. I give a bag to each resident. One resident is our "expert biscuit cutter" - cutting all the biscuits into 4, or 5 or 7 pieces (whatever she remembers to do). All the pieces are divided among the other residents, and they coat them and toss them into pans. The very first time we did Monkey Bread, we did it in a Bundt pan. And it was beautiful.

When we took the bread out of the oven, there were "oohs and aahs" all around. "Is THAT what we did??" They were amazed. And it was delicious.

But that takes a good while to cook, and our group is just over an hour. I needed to speed things up. So, we tried pie plates of Monkey Bread - just as delicious, but not as pretty. Then we tried making cupcake monkey bread. Perfect. Each muffin cup gets 4-6 pieces of covered dough, depending on the size. Just enough for the cup to look full.

And we've stuck with that every since. Today one of my ladies dumped all her sugar mixture into the bowl with the dough pieces and started stirring it all together. It was a very clever idea, and got the job done. I'm  amazed at ways they can still make things work for them, even when their minds are betraying their bodies.

Well, now the question is, do I really need to "Carb-load" for the mud run? Probably not. Maybe a few extra (good carbs), but nothing crazy like 6 monkey bread cupcakes.

On Sunday I'll be covering 3.5 miles and 23 obstacles. Whew! I've got a checklist of things to do, take and remember.There has been lots of advice, and I am as ready as I can be at this point. About a month ago I added a 2-3x week weight circuit (thanks to one of my sisters) to my training. I can tell a difference in my legs and arms, but will still be challenged by anything that requires me to pull myself up or climb over. I've been running steadily and regularly. Our team is ready and whatever else happens, we will have a great time, with lots of laughs. Here's what I'm pretty sure I'm going to look like on Sunday:

Everyone of age gets a free beer at the finish. I'm not really a beer girl, but I'll probably drink it because I will feel like I earned/deserve it!

I'll post a report afterwards. But while you are waiting on that, bake yourself a batch of yummy Monkey Bread, get a nice cup of coffee, or hot tea, sit back and savor.

Monkey Bread (from

3 packages buttermilk biscuits (refrigerated) 
1 cup sugar (divided)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

Take the biscuits out of tubes, and cut each one into 4 pieces. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a ziploc bag. Drop pieces in bag and coat well. Place coated pieces in a well buttered Bundt pan.

Put 1/2 cup of the leftover sugar/cinnamon mix, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 cup of butter into a small saucepan.

Bring this mixture just to a boil; remove from heat immediately. Carefully drizzle over coated dough pieces.
Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes.

Cool slightly in an upright position, then tip pan over onto a plate. Enjoy! Pin It Now!