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Old 04-01-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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April Fools Meal

So, I am planning to make an April Fools meal for my family tonight. Anyone else do this? What have you made?

Here's my menu for tonight. I am planning to plate it all in the kitchen and have it sitting at their places tonight.

"Dinner" -- hamburgers OR hot dogs (not sure yet -- will decide at the grocery store probably) with french fries and ketchup.
(hamburgers -- brownies cut into circles on cookie buns; hot dogs -- bananas dipped into melted peanut butter, placed into a hot dog bun with strawberry sauce for ketchup; french fries -- pound cake cut into fries with strawberry sauce for ketchup)

"Beverages" -- fruit punch
(Jello in clear plastic cups with a straw stuck in -- impossible to drink!)

"Dessert" -- chocolate cake with white frosting
(meatloaf baked in cake pans, put together as a layer cake using mashed potatoes as the frosting)

What do you think? Any other good ideas for a funny meal????
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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That sounds great! I can't think of anything else.
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That is a great idea. Let us know how they like it
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That's so cute. Let us know how it turned out. The only thing that I could think of was the mock apple pie made without apples.
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How about some candy sushi?
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Can I come over for dinner?? I'm willing to have an April Fools dinner.
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That's so cute! Wish I would've read this earlier, I think I'd be copying you! :-)
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OK, well, it went over GREAT!! DH was especially impressed. When he came to the table, he thought we were having cheese brats. (I went with the hot dog idea.) DS was quite confused by the jello "fruit punch." And they all dug right into the "carrot cake," since I told them they could eat dessert first, it being April Fools Day and all.

My personal favorite was the jello drink...it REALLY looked like fruit punch and was super easy to pull off. If you ever need a simple prank, this is definitely a good one!

Here's some pictures. The cake one isn't the greatest because I wasn't fast enough with the camera -- they scarfed it down before I could snap a photo!!


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That looks good. I'm glad it went well.
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Great pictures! It really does look like a carrot cake and a hot dog!

for the suggestion though! I turned my meatloaf into a brownie sundae. I put the square of meatloaf, mashed potatoes on top and covered all of it in beef gravy.

Happy April Fool's Day!
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