Recipe of the Week!

Dear N,

That kid is too funny. I would've been rolling in the aisle laughing with the old ladies. Your kids have the best God/Jesus related stories.

I thought I'd share another recipe this week. I'm not a huge fan of Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade for (many) reasons that Iwill not go into right now. This recipe, although not Ms. Lee's, reeks of her pre-packaged, this-is-how-busy-Americans-cook-at-home-ness, but it just sounds so good! And as the future wife of a food scholor, I'm semi-ashamed of posting this recipe but if it's as good as the reviewers say, even my hoity-toity food scholor will love them. And so easy!

Monkey Bread

3 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan.
Mix white sugar and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Shake 6 to 8 biscuit pieces in the sugar cinnamon mix. Arrange pieces in the bottom of the prepared pan. Continue until all biscuits are coated and placed in pan. If using nuts and raisins, arrange them in and among the biscuit pieces as you go along.
In a small saucepan, melt the margarine with the brown sugar over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a plate. Do not cut! The bread just pulls apart.

The girls could totally help you make this. I am going to try it for a weekend breakfast treat and let you know how it goes.