Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool's Day

Do you "celebrate" April Fool's Day? I was never big on it until my kids got big enough to have fun with it. I have no idea what I'm doing this year, but here's what happened last year:
On the menu for dinner was meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, and cupcakes for dessert.

Here's the joke - the "meatloaf" is really rice crispies treats made with chocolate rice crispies and shaped in a loaf pan. The "mashed potatoes" are really vanilla ice cream and the "gravy" is caramel sauce. I would have liked to have cut up green and orange candies (like laffy taffy or starburst) into little pieces to look like mixed vegetables but didn't have any in the house.

They could tell it didn't look right but no one was sure what was going on.
The 12-year old asked if the meatloaf was made with rice and she just stared at it. Of course I am just dying waiting for them to take a bite. So is the hubby. Finally, the 8-year-old takes a bite and proclaims that "These are the best mashed potatoes EVER!"

And so the "cupcake" was really the meatloaf baked in a cupcake liner with mashed potato frosting.
I used a metal liner so the grease wouldn't leak through and give it away. 
Here's what it looks like without the wrapper.
This was totally fun and no one got hurt! The kids talked about this for months. And they've been asking what I am doing this year. So if you have any ideas please share with me!!!
Or do you do anything else fun that doesn't involve food?  I need some fun ideas. :)
Thanks for stopping by today!

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