I am going to conquer our little office this weekend. Well, I hope.
I have a plan for our little office nook. It’s an outcove off our kitchen area, on the way to the bathroom. It’s quite efficient for space so there aren’t too many options for it. We have a folding table there now but that isn’t a long term solution.
Since there isn’t too much to it, we are going to install a counter there. This was an option for the builder to do but it was crazy expensive. There was no way we were paying $2K for this area. Sure, it would have been great to have a matching counter to our kitchen, but that was an expense that we were just not interested in paying.
So I am heading over to Ikea to pick up a kitchen counter for $45. It will need to be trimmed about a foot or so but there is not much to it. Then we’ll get some brackets up and set it on there. Done and done. Then Price will set up the computer again since I’m useless in that department. I need things color coded or something to hook it all back up properly.
One thing I can simply operate is the slow cooker. ha!
Making monkey bread in the slow cooker is as simple as it gets. You place the coated, cut-up biscuit pieces.
While this method takes longer than your typical baking method, I think it would work well on a morning when you are hosting people or need to get out the door and the rest of the family is sticking around.
I find that cutting the biscuits with kitchen shears to be the easiest way to cut the biscuits. It makes the job super quick as well.
You house will be filled with the sweetest cinnamon roll smell as it cooks.
Slow Cooker Monkey Bread
Makes 8 servings
For the monkey bread
- 2 cans of large buttermilk biscuits (1 pound each)
- 2/3 Cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the glaze
- 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 2 Cups powdered sugar
- 1 -2 teaspoons milk
- Cut each biscuit into 8 equally sized pieces.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Coat the pieces with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Add the sugar coated biscuit pieces to the slow cooker that has been sprayed well with non-stick cooking spray.
- Melt the butter and then add the vanilla extract. Evenly pour the butter over pieces.
- Turn slow cooker on to the 2 hour setting (high) for 2 hours. After 1 hour, run a rubber spatula between the monkey bread and the side of the slow cooker. Repeat 30 minutes later.
- Just prior to the monkey bread being done, make the glaze by combining all of the ingredients.
- When cooking is complete immediately remove the slow cooker vessel from the warming element. Drizzle with the glaze.