Monday, May 16, 2011

Gorilla Bread and Obsessive Posting

I often wonder if I’m posting on this blog too much.  Chances are the answer is yes.  However, I made a goal when I started this to post everyday for a year.  I’m big on goals.  It feels good when you complete them.  I’m on post #143 now.  I haven’t missed a day.  I was determined to try to be an unemployed overachiever.  I was a high achiever as a kid, too.  My sister and I decided, one time, to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing with our Barbie Dolls for the longest consecutive amount of time.  She lasted an hour and then said, “This is stupid, I’m going to watch TV.”  I continued to play.  I didn’t eat lunch.  I was a dictator.  The Barbie dolls got no breaks.  Barbie, Wonder Woman, Ken, intermittent Star Wars figures and the Sunshine Family were exhausted.  My hands were cramping from posing them throughout their giant Barbie house (really more of a commune or like the Manson Family at Spahn Ranch because there were a lot of them living them).  My sister breezed through a few times…rolling her eyes, eating cookies and calling me bonkers.  But on, I played.  It was a goal, damnit.  My mom finally ended it…it was time for dinner.  It had been the longest three hours of my life.
So I’ll keep posting.  It’s my goal.  I’m obsessive about goals.  I’m also obsessive about recipes.  I found this one yesterday and honestly can’t stop thinking about it. 

Gorilla Bread (from Paula Deen)

½ cup granulated sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1 stick of butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
8 oz package of cream cheese
2 twelve oz cans of refrigerated biscuits
1 ½ cups of chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon.  In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside.  Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes.  Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon sugar.  Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese.  Sprinkle ½ cup of the nuts into the bottom of the bundt pan.  Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on ½ cup of nuts.  Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits and sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of nuts.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Place on plate on top and invert.

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  1. Well, I'd love to be able to tell you a "yes" or "no" on the posting everyday... but I think we are in the same boat. :D From what I can tell, people like a schedule. And I, too, love a goal. Keep on keepin' on... I love reading your posts!!!

  2. You keep on keeping on, too Jen! We'll just have the same goal!