Midnight Snack

On the way to the kitchen,

I felt a pang of despair.

The shopping wasn’t done,

The food wasn’t there!


The growling continued,

It was really quite loud.

I was worried the neighbours,

Would think it’s a crowd!


The fridge was near empty,

And the cupboards were too.

A box of dog biscuits,

Add an egg that was blue?


An emergency in the making,

Is this 2 AM tryst.

I really am hungry,

My dinner I missed!


My eyes are growing sleepy,

My hunger can wait.

I must put my head down,

For an hour or eight.


I’ll have dreams of some bacon,

Some eggs and some toast.

My mind will be satiated,

With eating engrossed.


Then in just a few hours,

I shall be replete.

My hunger assuaged,

The crisis complete.



The item above is a picture of Monkey Bread. It is a wonderful, sweet, delectable 2 AM snack. And I speak from experience.

Monkey Bread


  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2cans (16.3 oz) refrigerated Biscuits (8 Count)
  • 1/2cup chopped walnuts, if desired
  • 1/2cup raisins, if desired
  • 1cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4cup butter or margarine, melted


Heat oven according to the biscuit package. Generously grease 1 pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large 1-gallon plastic food storage bag, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon.

Separate dough into 16 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Shake in bag to coat. Arrange in pan, adding walnuts and raisins among the biscuit pieces. Sprinkle any remaining sugar over biscuits.

In small bowl, mix brown sugar and butter; pour over biscuit pieces. 

Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Loosen edges of pan with metal spatula. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Turn upside down onto serving plate; replacing any biscuit pieces and caramel from pan. Pull apart to serve. Serve warm.


26 thoughts on “Midnight Snack

  1. Dale

    Fun poem and I keep promising myself to try to make Monkey Bread… the problem is my kids barely eat sweets that I bake (candy, they eat; cake and muffins and whatnot? Barely) so I end up eating the lot. My butt does NOT need it!

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  2. Mark Lanesbury

    Ooh, I know those hours…and the delicacies they imbibe. Mind you, the said food then does not allow me to sleep again, something to do with awakening the body in the act of digesting 😂 🤣
    Great poem dear lady, and I think a dangerous recipe for this sweet minded soul 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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  3. Murphy’s Law

    Love this poem. Would put anyone in a good mood.

    Monkey Bread. Never heard of it, but it looks and sounds delicious. My dentist will love you! 🤪

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  4. dweezer19

    I ised to make this recipe a lot when the boys were growing up. My recipe included apple chunks and no raisins. Later I found one that uses frozen roll dough. No matter how you make it, pulling it apart is the best! 👏🏻👏🏻

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