Thursday, November 27, 2014

The day before cooking.

Today,  I have burned as many calories as I have cooked and assembled the side dishes.

The list is very long on Thanksgiving must haves for dinner.

Sweet Potatoes
Hatch Green Chili Corn Casserole
Cranberry Crunch
Cranberry Jello (straight from the can)
Pink Fluffy Stuff
Green Bean Casserole
Williams Sonoma Gravy...this stuff is the bomb.
Dinner Rolls.......Aunt Laverne's secret recipe.

Pumpkin Cheesecake topped off with  chocolate ganache.
TUMS..... by the bucketload.

In order to have all that as a late lunch/ must have a fun breakfast.  Tomorrow's will be sausage balls & cinnamon rolls.

Am I a glutton for calories?  Not usually.  Tomorrow is the exception.  I like the side dishes.  Personally, I can live without the jello-like cranberries.  They just aren't special.  The turkey makes me the happiest as a leftover sandwich.  Oh dear.......  I forgot to purchase the sourdough bread for my special sandwiches...........

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yummy Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

A friend. (L.F.)  called me several months ago asking about "monkey bread"  This is the recipe I gave her.   Totally easy-peasy.  Totally yummy and good for those breakfast gigs at church or elsewhere when you need some good sticky sugar-loaded carbs.    I have also done this one for a holiday morning breakfast. 

Cinnamon Pull-apart Bread

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 TBS cinnamon
2 Cans (7.5 oz each) buttermilk biscuits*
1/2 cup butter, melted & divided
cream cheese glaze

Preheat oven to 350*.  Cut the dough into quarters.
Mix Cinnamon & sugar together in a small bowl.
Roll the dough quarters around in the sugar stuff.
Place 1/2 of the dough in a greased bundt pan & drizzle with 1/2 of the butter.
Sprinkly a small amount of cinnamon on top.
Finish rolling the remaining biscuits & top with the melted butter.
Top the unbaked dough off with the remaining sugar stuff.

Bake 40-45 minutes and let it sir for 5 before inverting.


4 oz softened cream cheese & 1/2 cup powdered sugar.  Add 1 or 2 TBS of milk until it is your desired consistency.

* Substituting a can of cinnamon rolls here would be extra yummy.