The best thing about the neighborhood I live in, is that everyone looks out for the kids. Some are little snots and some are littler snots, and there is no shortage of parents that remind these kids to behave on a regular basis. On such person, was Kenny. My youngest would come home often talking about Kenny, how he was a good guy. My husband being from this area knew him, so I was OK with it. The only time I ever met Kenny was when he came to my husband and I, about my son's gift with sign language, if you get my drift. For some reason he enjoyed flipping the bird, if a situation did not turn out the way he wanted.
This plan seemed to work very well, there was an initial melancholy feel to the room, but as soon as the sedating effect of the food came over them it was OK. Thing is, I never buy fast food, because it generates a feeding frenzy and a subsequent desire for more fast food. Why are there no DEA officers there? I have proof that it insights "I think, we should have McDonald's once a month?", questions like "Are you going to eat that?", and "That is the last burger, we should split it!"
Monkey Bread with Ginger Cream cheese Icing
4 tubes of refrigerated biscuits
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Vermont maple syrup
2 1/2 sticks of butter (1 1/4 cup)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Melt 1 stick of butter and set aside. In a Ziploc bag(easiest way) place the granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves and give a little shake. Grease liberally with butter or pan spray a 9 or 10 inch Bundt pan. Open tubes of biscuits and quarter each biscuit. Allow the kids to roll into balls, dip in butter and shake in the spice sugar . Layer in the Bundt pan, with the 1/2 cup of chopped pecans until all the biscuits are gone. In a saucepan melt the remaining butter with the brown sugar and maple syrup, bring to a boil for 1 minute. Pour over the biscuits. Bake in a 350F oven for 35 minutes. Let cool and turn out onto a plate.
1/2 pound cream cheese
1 pound powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. When the bread has been turned out on the plate, hand each child, in my case,two butter knives and spread the warm buns until the icing is gone. Pull apart and enjoy with a huge glass of cold milk.
A child is a curly dimpled lunatic.~Ralph Waldo Emerson