April 7, 2013

General Conference + Monkey Bread

happy sunday!
tay and i had a lovely time watching lds general conference (learn about it here!)
this weekend with his family and our great friends kristin and nate!
sometimes it's hard to pay attention during the last session...

i love getting that little push every six months on how we can strengthen
our lives, marriage, spirits, become better people and uplift others.
and can i just say how much i absolutely love our prophet thomas s monson?
his stories are fabulous, his facial expressions are priceless, and his spirit is so sweet!

unfortunately we didn't get in to the afternoon saturday session
at the conference center like i mentioned here, so we ended up watching it at the tabernacle.
i wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite quotes & messages
and i would love to hear yours-please comment below!
>>whate'r thou art, act well thy part
>>Mosiah 3:18 under the carpet under the pulpit-so cool
>>see men (and women) as they are at present, but who they can become
>>love & gratitude are the basis of
happy relationships and a happy life
>>you may not get all the blessings you want, but you will draw
closer to the Savior and He will give unto you what you need.
>>successful marriages are built on the
foundation of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and
adherence to His teachings
>>truth is knowledge of things as they are and as they were and as they are to come
>>we are under covenant, both to lift up those in need and to be witnesses
of the Savior as long as we live
>>marriage is a gift from God to us.
the quality of our marriages is a gift from us to Him
>>make every decision based around the Savior
>>we are not spiritual orphans. we are not alone.
>>catch the wave
>>no force in the entire world can stop the work of God
since conference is like a huge stuffing our face fest,
i snagged the recipe for my favorite treat we have sunday morning;
monkey bread
oh my heavens it's divine.
here's what you need;

24 frozen rhodes dinner rolls
1/2 to 1 cup of chopped pecans (or any nut of your choice)
1/2 cup of melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 small package of butterscotch pudding (powder, not instant)

+grease your bundt pan generously then sprinkle nuts at the bottom of the pan
+place the frozen rolls in a circular pattern as evenly as possible
+drizzle the brown sugar mixture over the rolls
+sprinkle the dry pudding mix on top, make sure all the rolls are covered
+cover with a cloth and let it sit for 8 hours
+bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (or until you start to smell them)
+let them cool, then serve
(be prepared to hear oooh's and aaah's and the hit of breakfast)

so easy, right?



  1. I feed you and entertain you for two days - my reward? A horrible picture, hmm where is the justice? : )