Last weekend was wonderful! It had been 2 very long weeks since Amara spent the night and we did our best to stuff it full of memories!
We read books, we played on the swings and she even practiced her typing while I cooked dinner. Her elementary school has an awesome website and a link to Dance Mat typing. She will be doing her own posts before you know it! For movie night we watched the (original) Parent Trap. Amara liked it but not nearly as much as she likes the Shirley Temple movies — which she has requested more of!
But the best and certainly the tastiest part of our weekend was making Monkey Bread! The recipe is really a combination of different ones I read and Amara had been begging for months to make it again! I should warn you it is addicting and certainly not low calorie! And unfortunately the dough comes in a 3 pack which means you have to do something with it and with Amara around it usually means making more! Here is what you need to make it:
- 1 loaf Bridgeford Ready-Dough
- 1/2 c. melted butter
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. cinnamon
I move the frozen dough to a floured plate and put it in the frig the night before. I take it out and let it warm on the counter for a couple of hours before we start. Amara’s job is to thoroughly mix the sugar and cinnamon together and you know she loves doing her job!
These pictures pretty much tell the whole story!