Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This little sweetie has FINALLY gotten her appliance off and she can now have any sticky, chewy, gummy thing she wants. It has been a tough 8 months for her-given she had Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's, and Easter to survive not being allowed to have her treats she received. To say the least she was THRILLED to come home last Thursday from the orthodontist free from her appliance! She claimed the weekend as her Chewy Party. And that is exactly what we did.
I made these for breakfast Saturday morning. She has been missing them. This is my quick version of caramel monkey bread. It was ooey, gooey, sticky, caramel liscious! Just what Kaleigh ordered up. They had lifesaver gummies at lunch time and I made peanut butter chews(some know them as Scotcheroos). Kaleigh was in pure heaven! Oh, and she also finally got to have dried mangoes with her lunch too. She loves, loves, loves dried mangoes and 8 months without them has almost "killed" her. Her words, not mine. She's a funny, funny girl. She's also one very excited girl. Poor thing though, the orthodontist said she is still going to need both up and down set of braces. Oh man, I sure hope she gets her fill of chewy, sticky, gummy things before that day comes. Poor girl, she takes after her daddy-well at least her teeth do. I on the other hand have never had the lovely experience of anything being wrong with my teeth. They are naturally straight and cavity free! I only hope that most of the kids follow my teeth and not Eric's!

Fast and Easy Caramel Monkey Bread
2 cans of Pilsbury Grand Flaky Biscuits
1/2 c butter
3/4 c brown sugar

Heat oven up to 350 degrees. Mix up some sugar and cinnamon in a ziploc bag. Cut up all the biscuits in fourths and place in a ziploc bag with the sugar cinnamon mixture. Shake the bag to coat the biscuit pieces. Place the biscuits in layers in a 12 cup bundt pan. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the brown sugar until dissolved and mixed together. Pour it over the biscuits and smell the caramel flavor-Yummm! Place in the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Pull out of the oven and cool for about 5 minutes and then flip it over on a serving plate. Eat and Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Kaleigh!! I've gotta say that was one of the best days of my life as a kid when I got my appliance out. I could say "eee" again; I could eat a banana without it getting stuck for the rest of the day; and, yes, I could eat candy again. I had forgotten how much room the appliance took up - and then, voila!

    Have fun eating again!!