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:
- Cupcake liners
- Pink frosting
- Mashed Potatoes
- Red food coloring
- Yellow Jell-O
- 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|