Innocence…Do you remember what that is? Do you remember the feeling that innocence brought you back in the day? The feeling of an easier time, less responsibilities, less issues, less worries, less hurt…less friends, less companionship, less adventures, less life.
Concerned about the twist in that last statement, folks? You shouldn’t be. Your life is all about perspective. Oh sure, I definitely won’t argue that life was easier before marriage. Life was easier before getting a “Real” job. It was easier before branching out of my comfort zone. It was easier when I only had to worry about myself, and what type of Ramen I was going to eat for dinner. MUCH easier when I didn’t have so many financial obligations.
In hindsight…if you really take time to reflect…if I didn’t have marriage/companionship, I wouldn’t have a best friend to go on adventures with, or share a good meal with. I wouldn’t have someone to confide my true emotions in. If I hadn’t of broken out of my comfort zone at some point in my life, I would have missed out on a plethora of amazing people that have come into my life. I wouldn’t have been as many places as I have (there’s more I want to go and do though!). If I hadn’t of grown up and gotten a “Real” job, I wouldn’t have been able to afford this beautiful house I call my home. I wouldn’t have this computer to write to you on. I also wouldn’t be able to do the things I want in life. As far as financial obligations…I only have those because of the wonderful life I am leading. The joy I have already experienced (possibly a little too much on one particular credit card), and the memories I have already made and continue to make to this day.
Life truly is about perspective. I continue to monkey around, refusing to lose my innocence and lust for life.
As the Dos Equis man says…Stay Thirsty, my friends.
This week’s “Will Cook for Foo” comes from their song “Monkey Wrench”.
The selected lyric was “One last thing before I quit. I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head. I still remember every single word you said…”
My Twitter update “@foofighters One more thing before I beg. I never wanted anything more than to cook for you. You will remember every single dish, my word.”
Next step for you, take a second and enjoy the song…Click here for the song “Monkey Wrench”.
Find the previous “Will Cook for Foo” posts by clicking here..
Now for the recipe!!!
I’ve never made Monkey Bread before this…but, it reminds me of Maw-Maw’s Biscuit Ring she makes at Christmas. Yum! It turned out amazing. No, I didn’t make it from scratch…but, making Rosemary Bread from scratch for the next Will Cook for Foo post…stay tuned!
Grands!® Monkey Bread
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cans (16.3 oz each) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired (I used local Pecans)
- 1/2 cup raisins, if desired (Nope, I didn’t use raisins *smiles)
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
- Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 12-cup fluted tube pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large -storage plastic food bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces.
- In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces.
- Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
- Turn upside down onto serving plate; pull apart to serve. Serve warm.