30 March, 2009

April Fool's Day Lunch

April 1st can be filled with 'giggles and smiles', it is okay to have fun...but don't do things to "hurt" other people. Treat others as you would want them to treat you....now go and have a bit of harmless fun." :-)

These April Fools tricks were published in Family Fun Magazine. They turned out perfect. I served them to my grandson.

Mock Grilled Cheese Sandwich Cake

These look exactly like a grilled cheese sandwich.


Pound cake (we used Entenmann's brand)

1 cup buttercream or white frosting (canned is just fine)

Yellow and red food coloring

Cut the pound cake into bread-like slices and toast them in a toaster oven just until they turn golden brown. Once they've cooled for a few minutes, stack two slices for each sandwich and cut the stack in half diagonally (slicing the sandwich before you fill it makes for fewer crumbs).

Now tint the frosting by stirring in a few drops of yellow and red food coloring (more yellow than red) to get a shade of orange that resembles American cheese. Carefully spread frosting between the slices of each half sandwich. If you mound the frosting on one slice, then top it with the other and gently press down, the frosting will ooze out a bit and look all the more like melted cheese. Makes one sandwich.

Meatball and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Put meatloaf mix or a large meatball in a foil cupcake paper. You can make the meatloaf in the foil cups. I just put a large cooked meatball in the cup and heated it. Tint mashed potatoes with food coloring and “icing” the cupcake.

Other April Fool Tricks I Pulled On People:

Every single day, my boss's wife called and asked him to bring home either milk, a bread, etc. On April 1, when she called to ask him to bring something home, I gave him the message and included about 10 other things.

A couple of weeks before April 1, another boss received flowers from a florist. There was no card and he was calling people to see who sent them. All of us girls in the office thought this was a hoot. This inspired us to continue as if he had a secret admirer. Every few days he would get a gift: a box of chocolates, a balloon, a small stuffed animal, a plant, cookies, etc. You get the picture? Not such a horrible prank was it? Word got back to him what we were doing. Of course, on Secretary's Day he gave us all lovely flowers.

More April Fool Ideas:
Color The Milk: Choose a bright color of food coloring to add to the milk. Buy it in a cardboard container so nobody can see inside. Make sure you are around when they pour it on their cereal. *smile*

Mealtime idea: Serve lunch or dinner in reverse order, the dessert first, then the main dish, and lastly the starter/appetizer. Some of the food items in different dishes to confuse them further.

Office/Computer fun: Use a small post-it note and place it under someones computer mouse (covering the ball on the bottom). When they go to use the mouse, it won't do anything! Remember to write "April Fool!" on the bottom.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very clever! What cute ideas! Thanks! This was so much fun to read...


Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

These are cute -- the food is amazing!

kimmcl said...

These are GREAT! I can't wait to try 'em on my kiddies. I know they've been scheming together for days trying to pull one on me tomorrow! I'll show them!

Domestic Designer said...

Great Ideas! I am going to try a few!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very cute ideas!!!