Monday, April 26, 2010

Women of Joy 2010

I spent most of the weekend with 3 of the most fabulous women a girl could ask for! Women of Joy 2010 was held at the Hilton Conference Center in Branson, MO & we had an absolute blast full of fellowship, shopping, & praising our heavenly father! To be honest, the weather was pretty much horrible but we made the best of it & still managed to eat some great food & get some shopping done. Unfortunately the bad weather didn't lend itself to hardly any photos, but I did manage to get one group photo. These ladies have seriously been a precious gift from God & we all learn so much from each other.

I was so thankful for a weekend away to fellowship & have a break!

Andrea, myself, Kelli, & Amy...please ignore my cheesy smile--just goes to show how excited I was to spend time with these ladies!
While I definitely enjoyed my weekend I was also very ready to get home to Hubby yesterday afternoon. I managed to squeeze in a quick little nap before small group where I was in charge of snacks...strawberries & grapes with cream cheese fruit dip (simply a jar of marshmallow creme & 8 oz of cream cheese) & monkey bread was on the menu. I made Pastor Ryan's Monkey Bread straight from Pioneer Woman & it was sooooo yummy! Also soooo not good for you, but it was delicious!

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 40 Minutes

3 cans Buttermilk Biscuits (the Non-flaky Ones)
1 cup Sugar
2 teaspoons (to 3 Teaspoons) Cinnamon
2 sticks Butter
½ cups Brown Sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Open up all three cans of biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.
Next, combine the white sugar with 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon. (3 teaspoons of cinnamon gives it a fairly strong cinnamon flavor. If you’re not so hot on cinnamon, cut it back to 2 teaspoons.) D
ump these into a 1 gallon zip bag and shake to mix evenly.
Drop all of the biscuit quarters into the cinnamon-sugar mix. Once all the biscuit quarters are in the bag seal it and give it a vigorous shake. This will get all those pieces unstuck from one another and nicely coated with cinnamon-sugar. Spread these nuggets out evenly in the bundt pan.
At this point, you’re going to want to melt the two sticks of butter together with ½ cup of brown sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. This can be light or dark brown sugar. Cook butter/sugar mixture, stirring for a few minutes until the two become one. Once the brown sugar butter has become one color, you can pour it over the biscuits.
Bake for about 30-40 minutes until the crust is a deep dark brown on top. When its finished cooking, remove it from the oven. If you have the willpower, allow it to cook for about 15-30 minutes before turning it over onto a plate.
Oh it's completely divine!!!


Brittney Galloway said...

What a fun weekend! Those times of refreshment is what keeps me sane! And I LOVE monkey bread...I was going to try the PW recipe so thanks for the review!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

what a great weekend! right when i saw that pic, i was thinking how much i loved your cute happy smile! glad you had a such a wonderful weekend :)

Heather said...

What a fun weekend!! So glad you had a wonderful weekend with other girls worshipping!! Y'all look so cute in that pic!