Monday, May 21, 2007

NPO for Aspen, Monkey bread for me

Aspen's surgery is tomorrow. The surgery that was supposed to happen in L.A. Dominic's snip snip was one thing, but this is a 4-6 hour surgery. She is having open reduction hip surgery. Her hips are at least 1 inch out of socket on both sides, a complication of 1] no fluid for 12 weeks, 2] being smooshed in-utero. After the surgery, she is going to be in a spica cast for about 6 weeks. You can see a pic of the cast here.

Needless to say, I'm a bit unhinged. Stress has led me to consume a small (ENTIRE) monkey ball cake in the last 24 hours. In my defense, the thing is addicting. Liz made it for me since I have shot my diet to the deepest realms of hell over the last 2 weeks. But I will rebound.

Here is the recipe:


4 (7.5 oz.) cans refrigerated Pillsbury biscuits
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Separate biscuits and cut into quarters. Toss into sugar and coat, place quarters in tube pan, adding nuts as desired throughout. Pour leftover sugar in tube pan. Melt in saucepan or microwave butter and 1 cup of sugar. Pour over biscuit quarters and bake for 45 minutes. Let stand 3 minutes and invert onto serving plate.


SO... I will post when we get home from the hospital tomorrow night.


lesleysmeshly said...

Good luck on Aspen's surgery. That would be so stressful and emotional. I'm so sorry she has to go through that. =(
As for the monkey cake - you are PURE EVIL for posting the recipe. First thing I did...copy and paste it to Word so I can make it this weekend. Just what I need...more pounds to add to my ass! Thanks!

Laura said...

don't blame you one bit, lady!
good luck to aspen. i'll be praying for the surgery and healing time that seems to fly by

dena said...

The stress is understandable, but she is a trooper and gets it from her mommy.

OK you cannot post things like monkey bread on your blog and expect me to be able to read it. I refuse to gain like I did the last time. I am not bringing home a 50lb baby!!!! And why do you have transfer to serving plate...does anyone really need to plate something that will be gone in a few minutes???