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Surprise Them With April Fool’s Day Recipes

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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April Fool’s Day is the perfect day to have fun with the meals you serve. Surprise your family on April 1st with these fun April Fool recipe ideas.

Fake Hot Dogs And French Fries
Your kids will love fake hot dogs and French fries for lunch this April fools day. Peel a banana and spread peanut butter all over it to give it the appearance of a hot dog. Serve it in a hot dog bun with some strawberry preserve drizzled over the hotdog to make it look like ketchup.

For the fries, peel some apples and cut them into sticks resembling fresh fries. Roll them in a cinnamon and sugar mixture and bake them for 8 to 10 minutes in a preheated 400 F oven. Serve with a side of strawberry preserve as fake ketchup. What a fun lunch.

Fool everyone in the family with these fun dinner and desert ideas. They won’t believe you are actually serving cake for dinner and spaghetti for dessert.

Cherry Cake Or Meatloaf?
Your Family will be in for a big surprise with this meatloaf cake. Prepare your favorite meatloaf and bake it in two 9-inch cake pans. Reduce the cooking time from what you would usually cook it since the meatloaf cake is thinner.

While the meatloaf cakes are baking, prepare some creamy mashed potatoes. Spread a layer of mashed potatoes on one of the cakes and top it with the second one. Use the remaining mashed potatoes to “frost” your cake. Cut a few cherry tomatoes in half and use them to decorate the top.

Serve Spaghetti As Desert
Since your serving cake for dinner, it only makes sense to eat spaghetti for dessert. Place a slice of pound cake on a plate. Spoon some softened ice cream in a pastry bag with a thin round tip. Pipe the ice cream over the pound cake in a swirly motion to resemble spaghetti noodles. Freeze for about 15-20 minutes to allow the ice cream to harden back up. Top with strawberry jam as tomato sauce and a few coconut flakes to resemble Parmesan cheese.

Don’t Forget The Drinks
Meals like these deserve a fun twist on a beverage as well. Prepare some lemon Jell-o and pour it into glasses. Add a straw and let it set. It will look just like a glass of lemonade. You can even decorate the glass with a slice of lemon.

Have fun with these creative April Fool’s recipes this April 1st. They are sure to make your family smile. Enjoy!

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by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 6:21 PM

awesome ideas!!

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 8:21 PM

interest lol. Thanks for info.

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 8:34 PM
I'll have to do mine on Thursday cuz I hve to work on the 1st but this is awsome totally gonna try it
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by on Mar. 29, 2011 at 1:56 PM

 last year my son and i made fake fish sticks and peas. we took vanilla waffer cookies (the rectangle ones with cream) and coated them in peanute butter and crushed rice crispies "fish sticks". vanila yogert w/green sprinkles "tarter sauce" and green taffy "peas"

by on Mar. 30, 2011 at 12:51 AM

I've made "meat muffins" by rolling big balls of meatloaf and putting them in a muffin tin to bake.  I like the idea of using mashed potatoes as "icing"...maybe I'll try to pass them off as "cupcakes".

by Bronze Member on Mar. 30, 2011 at 8:02 AM

I always do something fun for April Fool's Day.  This year, the boys and DH are getting a treat in their lunch (a snack baf of chips or cookies), but I'm switching the contents and gluing the bag back up.  lol.  I'm thinking a sugar cookie pizza for dinner, w/strawberry jam & shaved white chocolate...we always do dinner alittle early so there's time for a real dinner.  My fav was one year I made 'eggs' out of a melted marshmallow w/a dried apricot on top.  So much fun.

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