Happy Thanksgiving and a Recipe!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great day filled with the people who you are thankful for! This year we spent the morning watching the parade and eating breakfast with my family and then went over to Brian's parents for Thanksgiving dinner with his family. In the four years that we have been married this is the first year that we have spent Thanksgiving with family. Kenley was very tired and went to sleep at Fred and Terri's around 6 and then we got her up to go home and she slept until 10 this morning! Growth spurt or teething??
For Thanksgiving breakfast with my family I came up with a yummy little creation that I like to refer to as Cinnamon Nuggets. This recipe is kind of a cross between monkey bread and a cinnamon roll and it is perfect for brunch.

1 can Flaky Layers Refrigerated biscuits
1 cup Sugar + 2 T Cinnamon = Cinnamon Sugar
6 T Butter (Melted)
4 ounces Cream Cheese (Softened)
2+ Cups Powdered Sugar
Milk (To reach desired consistency)
A dribble of Vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Cut each biscuit into fourths
3. Dip biscuit pieces into butter and then into cinnamon sugar, lay dipped biscuit pieces flat into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
5. While biscuits are baking prepare your icing. I like cream cheese icing on cinnamon rolls so in my Kitchenaid mixer I combined the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and drip of vanilla then I added a little milk to get the consistency that I wanted. Luckily for me icing making is kind of a taste and adjust as you go thing so play around with it until it tastes how you want it!
6. Once biscuits are cooked pull them out of the oven and let them sit for about 5 minutes before you pour the frosting on. This way there is still a little warmth to warm up your frosting but it wont completely melt when it touches the biscuits.
7. Serve Warm!

What was your favorite dish at Thanksgiving dinner yesterday?

Mine is always the green bean casserole! Though Heidi's Sticky Toffee Pudding certainly gave my beloved green bean casserole a run for its money this year!

1 comment:

Emma said...

Definitely green bean casserole. Greg doesn't like mushrooms so it's the only time I get it and it's one of my favorite foods! Also, our friends we spent the day with made an amazing chocolate bundt cake and she drizzled chocolate and nutella on top...yum!