Do you ever get the point that you can’t seem to get anything done until you clean up or organize? That is how I have been new years. Since I set the goal of organizing my house and life, I feel that I can’t get anything else done until that happens. I’m about 75% done. I seem to be stuck on the toys, arts and crafts, and my personal stuff like emails and photos for the blog. I just need a week or so of uninterrupted computer time to get through the loads of emails, blogs to read, and recipes/notes to myself. I know that may not ever happen so I’m doing stuff slowly.
My recipes and notes scare me the most. I have recipes emailed to myself, notes on google docs, I even have evernote on my phone. The only thing I don’t use is a paper and pen. My hand writing is horrible and I can’t seem to read anything I wrote it down.
Every weekend I have a slew of projects that I want to get completed. I tend to forget to eat, so anything quick to snack on is much appreciated. I have been cooking too but not as much as I would like.
A couple of weeks ago, I had to think of something for breakfast that I could prep ahead of time and just leave it to cook unattended. I looked what I had in the fridge and come up with monkey bread. I haven’t had it for a while and The Daughter may like it. I couldn’t just make the regular one, I had to find a variation. This is where I fail as a blogger, once again I can’t seem to remember where I got the idea. I know I didn’t dream it up. It might have been Martha Stewart Site or food.com. The Food Network has a closer version on recipe I used (mainly made up as I went).
Filled Monkey Bread
2 Cans of Pillsbury Biscuit (I used both southern style and regular since that is what I had at home)
2-8oz of Cream Cheese (Soften)
1 Stick of butter
2 Cups of Brown Sugar
1 Tbs of Cinnamon
2 Tbs of Sugar
- Cook in a small sauce pan the butter and brown sugar until it is melted.
- Pour ½ of the mixture into the bundt pan and make sure the bottom is completed coated.
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar together until it is well incorporated.
- Mix it into the soften cream cheese.
- Take the biscuit dough and press down on each one to create flat disks.
- Spread the cream cheese over the disks.
- Bring up the sides to create a small ball.
- Place the ball ontop of the sugar mixture in the bundt pan with the seam up.
- Put each ball next to the other. Once a layer is completed, add a little of the sugar mixture over the balls of dough. I had about 3 layers.
- Repeat steps 6-9 until all of the biscuits are in the bundt pan.
- Cover with saran wrap and place in the fridge for over night.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
- Flip the bread onto a serving platter and serve.