When we know we don't have enough time to get everything done ... why do we feel the need to do something more?
I had at least four sewing projects I needed to get done today, I really need to get more done on the website to get the "store" and "project" pages up and going, and various other things ... but I woke up this morning feeling under the weather. The doctor has been trying to adjust one of my medications to prevent the passing-out episodes I have been having and to minimize some of my migraines ... unfortunately, the adjustments having been causing some dizziness and weakness. Today was one of those days and I just did not have time for that nonsense!!
Finally, around noon I made it downstairs to my sewing room and got some of the sewing projects done. Gary prepared dinner for us, which was a blessing ... but then I felt like I needed to fix some kind of treat for him (he loves his bedtime dessert)! There really wasn't anything specific that sounded interesting to make so I just started grabbing things that were here and needed to be used up. I came up with a Monkey Bread recipe long ago just using whatever I had on hand so I now call it "Skillet Junkie Monkey Bread".
When I "grow up" maybe I can learn to be a neater cook and then I will take pictures and make some tutorials of my recipes but for now, I am just too messy for that!!
Here is the recipe and a couple of pictures ... it turned out really yummy! Just remember ... the "Junkie" part of the name comes from the fact that I use whatever I have handy so feel free to change it up a bit using whatever you have in your pantry.
Skillet Junkie Monkey Bread
- 8 Pillsbury Grands Frozen Biscuits, thawed & quartered (or dough of your choice)
- 2 Tbls Butter, melted
- 3/4 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 3 Tbls Butter
- 10 mini Milky Way Bars, quartered
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Mini Marshmallows
Place the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon in a Ziploc bag. Put the 3 Tbls Butter in your iron skillet and into oven while preheating to 350o. Cut the biscuits into quarters, roll them in the melted butter and then drop them into the Ziploc bag. They will get all "squished together" but that is ok. Take the skillet out of the oven when the butter is melted and tilt the pan around to spread the butter all over the pan. Pour the covered bread chunks into the skillet and spread them out. When you come to a piece that may not be covered just rub it in some of the loose crumbs. Spread the candy bar pieces, chocolate chips and marshmallows over the bread pieces and press down into the bread. Bake at 350o for 20 to 25 minutes or until the bread is done.
I decided to make a marshmallow glaze rather than just a regular powdered sugar. Mix:
- 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- Milk, enough to make desired consistency
- Marshmallows, melt in microwave just enough to whisk into glaze
Put a serving on your dessert dish and spoon the marshmallow glaze on top ... ENJOY!