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Crazy About Monkey Bread

I do believe that this baby might be coming soon. I just hope it waits until at least Tuesday! Although tomorrow *night* could theoretically work...

I was so tired last night & this morning. My legs and back were really sore, so Josh cleaned out the tub and made me a nice bubble bath with rose bath salts (which he made for me). So sweet! I got out and Josh said it looked like the belly had dropped even MORE. Interesting.

Then I slept until noon today. Josh laid his hand on the big old belly to try to feel Guillermo wake up...and the very second his hand touched me, I got the most overwhelming urge to make sugar cookies. I told him, and he just laughed and laughed. Then I said, "No, you know what would be even better? Monkey bread! My god, I haven't had monkey bread in 10 or 20 years. I really need to make some monkey bread and sugar cookies today."

Josh: "You're having a baby!"

For those who don't know, I don't bake. Josh is the baker in the family. Even when I try baking, it never turns out well. The ONLY time in the history of my life that I have ever had the urge to bake - and actually done it well - was right before I had a baby. Every time. I don't clean when I get the nesting urge. I bake. With Eden, I freaked out and started declaring that I couldn't be a mom if I didn't know how to make cookies and bread. I made cookies, bread, and even fritattas for two or three days leading up to her birth. I tried biscuits, but they sucked. With Ivy, we were staying at my mom's (car troubles) and she didn't have a working oven. She only had a toaster oven. I made my sister Liz teach me how to make her pineapple pie. And more cookies. It's all that would fit in the toaster oven, even if I wanted to bake bread again.

Today, monkey bread. Out of nowhere.

I have been positively manic about this damn monkey bread today. I've spent most the day working on it. I have my stepmom's sugar cookie recipe that I plan to jump on as soon as I give my poor old back a rest. And I really wanted to try this crockpot bread pudding recipe, only Josh forgot to pick me up an apple at the store. So that has to wait until tomorrow.

So, I really think it might be soon. I'm both excited and nervous about the prospect. Tomorrow is supposed to be my Blessingway! At my midwife's house, which is 2-2.5 hrs away (one way)! The day after is Ivy's birthday, and she still really does not want to share her birthday. So I'm hoping that I have until at least Tuesday. I guess we'll see. Maybe I just got a wild monkey bread hair up my ass today...


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Aug. 14th, 2011 08:27 am (UTC)
Cross your legs! I don't do shared birthdays either, so when no. 3 was due just before my husband and my birthdays (we're two days apart), I had a very tense couple of days making sure she didn't come. As it turned out, it was another ten days after that, but I'm a firm believer in the mind being able to help you out if you want it to.

Of course, you are having a Leo and we all know the world revolves around them, so maybe he'll have completely different ideas!

What's monkey bread? Banana bread?
Aug. 14th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
I'm sure trying! lol I did tell Ivy that 1) If the baby came on her bday, it's just because s/he obviously loves Ivy so much that s/he wanted to be connected to her and be her best birthday present & 2) We can celebrate on its half-birthday or another day. I do seem to have a habit of changing birthdays around here. :P

Monkey bread is awesome! If you've never had it, you surely must. It's this kind of pull apart, cinnamony, pseudo-gooey (but this one wasn't too gooey) bread. Sometimes it has raisins or other dried fruits in it, but I went easy this time. I used this recipe.
Aug. 14th, 2011 06:09 pm (UTC)
Monkey bread is goooood. There's also a simple version of the recipe on the Pioneer Woman's site, where you cut up canned biscuits and coat those pieces.

I hope the baby cooperates so you don't have to share birthdays in your household.
Aug. 15th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, I kept finding recipes that used refrigerated dough of some sort, but I knew it was the real nesting/baking deal when I went in search of harder, homemade recipes. lol

My monkey bread was good, but needs some work. I'll just have to practice more! :D
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