Mama’s Day

So I kinda hate Mother’s Day. It’s kind of like Valentine’s in that there is this big set up on what SHOULD happen… you are supposed to get pampered and spoiled and what have you and if you don’t then you are resentful and disappointed. It’s just weird. Honestly the only Mother’s Day request I ever have is that I just don’t want to cook or clean. And that pretty much never happens because I can’t stay out of the kitchen if someone else is poking around in there!

This year I ended up having a pretty great day. I invited a few of my fellow spouseless girlfriends over for brunch. I guess I don’t really mind cooking THAT much! Everyone brought over food and wine. Oh yes. Plenty of wine…

DSC_1515aYou know it’s going to be a good day when all three of you supply Moscato.


Silly kids (I get the giggles every time I look at Omar’s pepperoni eyes)DSC_1519aAnd even sillier mamas…

DSC_1520a(I am seriously SO blessed with the friends I have far and especially near to keep me from going crazy during this deployment!)

Mimosas were had. And had some more. Oh one more wouldn’t hurt…



And I even managed to snap a picture with each one of my crazies on Mother’s Day.


DSC_1528a(and yes my ELEVEN year old is almost as tall as I am. Scary!)





Make this!

Saw this while I was wasting time being productive on pinterest. Super fast and easier than monkey bread.



1 tube Pilsbury Grand Biscuits (I used the flaky layers ones)

3 tbsp. melted butter

1/2 c. syrup

1/3c. brown sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

And nuts are optional but I threw some walnuts in there.

Mix the butter and syrup. Pour half into the pan. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts and sprinkle half of that into the pan as well.


Lay your biscuits around, overlapping. You could probably use two tubes and have them standing up more but this amount worked out fine for our family.


Pour the rest of the syrup mixture and sugar mixture on top of the biscuits.


Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Hello beautiful…


Flip that bad boy out onto a large plate.Careful that sugar is hot!


Pull apart and enjoy!


(FYI, please don’t attempt to make this or any other sticky sugary pull apart type dessert in a two piece pan! Use only a 1 piece pan or you could end up with serious burns from hot melted sugar!)