Pulling pranks is a yearly ritual and our kids have come to expect that we try to fool them at least one time on the first day of April. Last year, I made my son a ham and cheese sandwich for school but I didn’t remove the plastic wrapper on his American cheese. His classmates got quite the show from my son as he was trying to figure out what was wrong with his sandwich.
It’s the small pleasure in life that make the journey worthwhile…So imagine my delight when I opened my April issue of Ladies’ Home Journal and my eyes landed on Faux Food. It feels like cheating, but the magazine did all my legwork; all I have to do is make a foolproof plan for the fools in my family. My offspring will savor these culinary delights on the very first day of April”
Breakfast for my youngest child – Fake eggs over easy and toast:
Arrange sliced toasted pound cake (for the toast) and melted marshmallows with yellow frosting in the center (egg over easy) to create a sweet surprise breakfast.
Dinner for my daughter – Fake hot dog:
A peanut-covered banana in a hot dog bun with “ketchup” a.k.a. strawberry preserves (I believe you’ll have to slather on the “ketchup” to make the “hot dog” look like the real deal…)
Cupcakes for my middle son (who has quite the sweet tooth):
Mini meat loaves baked in a mini muffin tin. Piped-on mashed potatoes and chopped carrot “sprinkles.” Once he recovers from the shock, this is a meal that he can finish before he gets a REAL cupcake.