Sunday, April 1, 2012

Foolin' kids recipes on April Fool's Day

Real Cupcakes

My husband is the joke teller and prankster in our family but each April Fool's day I add a few laughs of my own.  In years past I have excitedly served ostrich eggs for breakfast, touting their healthy benefits.  I laughed so hard seeing our kids big eyes & concerned stares as they peer down at their breakfast of a nearly plate size portion of vanilla yogurt topped with a canned halved peach.

This year I'm skipping the breakfast prank and going straight to the dinner menu.  Here's what you'll need for lunch or dinner time laughs:

  • Cupcakes
  • Cupcake liners
  • Pink frosting
  • Meatloaf
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow Jell-O
  • Straws
  • Non-stick spray

Bake your favorite cupcakes and be sure to have the same cupcake liners to use for your meatloaf.  Frost with pink frosting.

Cook Jell-O according to the directions on the box.  Pour into cups or glasses.  Place a straw in each cup and chill for 4 hours.

Fakin' Lemonade made with Jell-O

Make your favorite meatloaf (or buy a pre-made meatloaf from the deli).  Form your meatloaf into discs and place in sprayed muffin tins.  Bake. Remove from the tin, blot dry and place in a cupcake liner.  

Make mashed potatoes according to directions or your own homemade mashed potatoes.  Add a few drops of red food coloring & mix until it matches closely to the cupcake frosting. Spread onto the mini meatloaves and serve with "lemonade".

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

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