Today's Wonder of the World is...Monkeys!
Flickr photo by floridapfe
Hmm. I'm not sure if that monkey is disrespecting me or saying How.
But I want to hug him anyway. And put him in a dress.
Everybody loves monkeys!
Ever since that post on chips when I showed you my friend's peach pit monkey family,
I've had monkeys on the brain!
I couldn't get monkeys off my back! They started showing up everywhere.
In yesterday's post
Flickr photo by Mandy~Gill
And even in my favorite living room chair!
(I picked out that fabric just for the monkeys! Monkeys dressed up, playing musical instruments. What could be better?)
I can't help it. I've got monkey fever! Monkeys are more fun than
Flickr photo by hepcatdevil666
a barrel of monkeys!
(By the way, what kind of jerk puts monkeys in a barrel anyway?)
If I had my way, I'd hang out with monkeys all day!
I'd start with a breakfast of Monkey Bread.
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No, not that kind. Although it is extremely cute.
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Monkey bread is so good that it'll make you sob into your pillow. And lick your plate when people aren't looking.
My Aunt Lyla (well she's not really my aunt, but I secretly call her that) shared the recipe in my worn out church cookbook and I make it whenever I need to impress a breakfast/brunch guest. It's disgracefully easy! I'll share the recipe at the end of the post. No offense flickr photo taker, but Lyla's monkey bread looks even better than that. And it has pecans--God's favorite nut!
(I'm not 100% sure that it's really God's favorite. I'm just guessing here, people.)
But back to monkeys.
Monkeys just know how to make people happy.
Except for that monkey in The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, the book which I thought I remembered loving as a child but which slightly traumatized my sensitive daughter.
That monkey was in cahoots with an evil organ grinder, who kidnapped Phronsie, the littlest Pepper, because the family was too poor to pay him for his music.
But if they were too poor to pay for a song, then how did he expect them to come up with ransom money?
Maybe it was the monkey's bad influence. Or maybe I'm not remembering it correctly.
Most monkeys make people happy.
Especially if they're made of socks!
Photo by hoffeeandanuffin
If you love sock monkeys as much as I do, hop over to hoffee and a nuffin's etsy shop HERE, and buy one for yourself!
And if you're Tom Thumb or one of his relatives, get this one instead!
Flickr photo by MUFFA-Mariella's Unusual Fantasy Funny Animals
It appears to at least love fingers, if not thumbs.
Do you love monkeys enough to wear this dress?
Flickr photo by Monkey River Town
I would laugh my head off all day long wearing that around my house.
I probably would not go out in it, however.
But I might wear it to swing on some monkey bars.
Flickr photo by Luke Hardiman
Or play Monkey in the Middle.
Flickr photo bypopofatticus
I'll stop monkeying around now.
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I'm going to sit down with these guys and watch some monkeyshines!
Enjoy, you monkey, you!
Have a Wonder-full Wednesday, y'all!
Oh! Almost forgot.
Becky's Aunt Lyla's Amazing Monkey Bread
Grease a bundt pan. Line with 18 frozen Bridgeford or Rich brand dinner rolls (or whatever brand you can find.) Sprinkle 1 package regular (not instant) butterscotch pudding mix, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 stick melted butter, and 1/2 cup pecans over the rolls. Cover with foil and a dish towel (I don't know what the dish towel is for but that's what she says, so you better do it.) Set on the counter overnight. The next morning, bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, invert, and get ready to die of happiness!