« Look Mom, No Hands! | Main | The Art of Procrastination »

Life is Short - Have Fun!

anewmonkeybread.jpg

 

One of the most popular recipes on my site is a recipe I posted "way back when". Back when I was a newbie blogger, I posted a recipe for Oooey Gooey Monkey Bread. In that post, I encouraged people to get messy with their kids. Allow them to use their hands to eat and let all of their inhibitions go out the window.

I know that people are going to that particular post for the recipe, as I get a ton of hits on that post each day. I hope what folks are taking away from it, besides a really yummy recipe, is the thought to let loose some, HAVE FUN (if you haven't seen this video, you MUST!), and that living life without pristine cleanliness is often times a great way to live!

What are you doing to let loose a little? My mom called me the other day and shared something she read on the wall of her doctors office. It was something about raising happy children, and one of the suggestions was to make a cake and let your kids eat it without using their hands! Can you imagine the memory that would make in their minds? Well, we are doing it this weekend and I'll let you know how it goes!

If you are stuck in a "can't quite get the whole let loose thing" rut, I am posting a different recipe for a pull apart bread that can be a babystep for you getting started.  I hope that you are enjoying your life because it can be very short... you might as well make the most of it and have fun!

Pull-Apart Caramel Coffee Cake from the March/April issue of Simple and Delicious Magazine

  • 2 tubes (12 ounces each) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cut each biscuit into four pieces; arrange evenly in a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Combine the brown sugar, cream and cinnamon; pour over biscuits. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Yield: 12 servings.

 

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 09:00AM by Registered CommenterKristen | Comments45 Comments | References19 References

References (19)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
    Response: ?????
    I? m privileged to be in Redmond, WA this week at the Microsoft Web Development Summit. (Special thanks to Glen Gordon for sending me an invitation.) Also in attendance are a good crowd of PHP developers from various backgrounds and experience, including developers from Drupal, Gallery, Facebook, CakePHP, Solar, core developers, ...
  • Response
    Response: ????
    entirely safe and fun Very helpful!
  • Response
    Response: ????? ????
    If Music Is Your PASSION Home Archives Contact Radio Promo Mixes Links Wallpapers Dr Needles- Ping Pong (VDI001) 12 May 2008 Filed under: Deep , Dub , Electro , Electronic , Minimal , Minimal- Tech , Tech- House , Techno Author:
  • Response
    on 10 Aug 2007 at 8: 39 pm 28 30 ???Wordpress???? ??? WenYuanGe.
  • Response
    One problem related to weight loss is that after reducing a considerable amount of weight, the excess skin which was accommodating the previous volume tends to sag. It is important to get the skin to firm up and back to shape after losing a lot of weight.
  • Response
    Response: Las Vegas coupons
    I? m not sure if I told Mike what I was doing. If I didn? t, it was because it was my paycheck and I wanted to save something out of it, and didn? t think there was anything wrong with that which needed reporting. If I did tell him, Mike ...
  • Response
    Response: tobsprnu
    tobsprnu
  • Response
    Response: vnsaaqfh
    vnsaaqfh
  • Response
    Response: diazepam
    diazepam
  • Response
    Response: hpsjowlq
    hpsjowlq
  • Response
    Response: cdnvvveu
    cdnvvveu
  • Response
    Response: generic levitra
    generic levitra
  • Response
    Response: Lose Weight Fast
    [...] ...
  • Response
    Response: short articles
    To begin with you need to pay special attention to your eating habit. It is important that you consume only a balanced diet and not a diet consisting of junk foods only. All these foods contain lots of fat and salt that may result in some problems in the long run. ...
  • Response
    According to the Journal of Alternative Medicine, aloe vera juice is effective in treating inflammation of the digestive tract. In other studies, aloe has been shown to help prevent arthritis and reduce inflammation of the joints. Originally from Africa, the long, succulent, spiky leaves of the aloe plant have been used ...
  • Response
    Response: acai products
    There are definitely some sure fire tricks to help you burn fat much faster.
  • Response
    Response: robert
    excellent info, keep it coming
  • Response
    Response: pinterest
    Dine and Dish - Dine and Dish Blog - Life is Short - Have Fun!
  • Response
    Response: The Desire System
    Dine and Dish - Dine and Dish Blog - Life is Short - Have Fun!

Reader Comments (45)

Amen! I have this great memory of making the biggest mess in our family backyard with my parents and sister. We were playing with a giant bubble kit. I'll never forget how much we laughed! Letting loose is important. Play is important. I'm going to treat myself to some all out play this weekend! Thank you for another thoughtful post! And I want to see pictures of the handless cake eating!!
March 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoy the Baker
my boys and I love this recipe! sooo yummy :) Very nice pic too!
March 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterC.L.
Monkey bread must be really popular!
We make it at the restaurant where I work, as a snack for the employees. We make it out of roll dough, though.

This looks terrific.
March 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmiline
I am so going to try this!
March 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. L
Those are like the best things...when I roll out of bed on Sunday mornings...okay, afternoon, this is what I like to have. Simple, yummy and fattening.
March 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpeabody
Mmmmmm...my dad used to let us make monkey bread with him when we were little.

I've been thinking with all the cold weather and being cooped up in the house lately, we do really need to just let loose...it's so much easier to appreciate all the good that way!
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I have magnificent memories from my childhood (when I lived with my mom, until I was 7) and those are priceless, Kristen. You are so right, my friend.
March 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Scarpin
Hi Kristen, chanced upon your blog while visiting Val at more than burnt toast!! I wish I had found your blog earlier to take part in the Adopt a Blogger - what a great idea! Anyway, great blog and will be back again! Take care now!
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDharm
If I am ever in a bad mood, I will cook something because I know that it will make me happy because I think it's fun! I can't wait to have kids so that we can eat cake without our hands!
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah
Thank you for the inspiration and sharing the wonderful video Kristen.
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Only when you grow up you will really treasure having fun. You are so right that you gotta share with your kids. That's the most memorable moment that can be replaced.

Can believe such wonderful bread is so easy to make. Good job, Kristen!
March 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlululu
Hi Kristen,
Great post. I always get messy with my grandkids and even my daughter can't resist laughing as she makes her husband clean up:)
March 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLouise
Our <a href="http://www.safemeds.com/" title="Online Pharmacy no Prescription">Online Pharmacy no Prescription</a> doctors will evaluate your health information and provide you with a prescription, so you do not need a prescription from your regular family physician to cheap <a href="http://www.safemeds.com/" title="Generic Viagra">Generic Viagra</a>. More info at: <a href="http://www.safemeds.com/" title="Generic Viagra">http://www.safemeds.com/</a>
April 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGenericViagra
Piece-goods e delivery plat! Sum to favorite
I am all for letting loose..and I do let loose...otherwise I feel would go crazy..letting loose is an important part of life...especially in this modern lives we are leading..which are filled with large amounts of stress..
December 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaolo
Nice blog, its great article informative post, thanks for sharing it. Thanks for the information!
January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergiant santana
orderpenisenlargement.com How to Enlarge Penis - Using Penis Enlargement Pills, VigRX Plus , Vimax Pills, ProSolution Pills Best Penis Enlargement Pills and Male Enhancement product Really working Can increase the growth of the penis up to 3-4 inches, without side effects, 100% Money Back Guarantee !!!

<a href="http://www.orderpenisenlargement.com">santana</a>
January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergiant santana
orderpenisenlargement.com How to Enlarge Penis - Using Penis Enlargement Pills, VigRX Plus , Vimax Pills, ProSolution Pills Best Penis Enlargement Pills and Male Enhancement product Really working Can increase the growth of the penis up to 3-4 inches, without side effects, 100% Money Back Guarantee !!!

http://www.orderpenisenlargement.com
January 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergiant santana

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.