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A Fool’s Meal
We are seriously loving that our kiddos are old enough to enjoy the fun holidays, like April Fools’ Day! We both have some meal tricks up our sleeve for tomorrow that we wanted to share with you before the big day! What tricks go on at your house?!?!
**The Colorful Cupcakes & Fakin’ and Eggs recipes and pictures are from one of our favorite websites, Family Fun! Check out their amazing website for more ideas to fool your family.**
We will be getting up a little early to put a few drops of food coloring in their bowls before we pour in the cereal! Add the milk at the table and it will be a colorful surprise! We can’t wait to see their faces!
Now this is where the fun begins! We are having a delicious meal of cupcakes, green beans and ice cream with caramel syrup……is it bad that we are grinning from ear to ear already?
We know when our kiddos look at what is on their plates, they are going to have HUGE…and I mean HUGE smiles on their faces! We can’t promise that the smiles will last through the whole meal……ha ha ha ha (Does that make us mean Moms?)
Main Dish: Colorful Cupcakes
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
- Food coloring
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin tin cups with foil bake cups.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the meat loaf ingredients until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the lined cups (the liners should be about three quarters full).
Place the filled muffin tins on cookie sheets and bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
Divide the mashed potatoes among three small bowls and stir a few drops of food coloring into each batch to create blue, yellow, and pink pastel frostings. Spread a generous dollop on each cupcake. Makes 12 cupcakes.
Side Dish: Ice Cream with Caramel Syrup
- Mashed Potatoes
- Brown Gravy
- Pork Gravy
- Cherry tomato
- Place mashed potatoes in a ice cream dish. Mix brown gravy & Pork Gravy (makes a caramel looking colored gravy) and pour over mashed potatoes
- Top with cherry tomato if desired.
Now you can see why we think our kiddos are going to LOVE LOVE their dinners until they take a bite….so much fun!
Now for dessert…..
Dessert: Bacon and Eggs
Time to fry up dessert! After the main dish, our families won’t quite know what to expect, but they’re sure to love this treat!
FOR THE EGGS:
- 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
- 12 yellow M&MS
FOR THE BACON:
- 1 square caramel
- 1 Tootsie Roll Midgee
FOR THE EGGS:
- Melt the white chocolate chips according to the package directions. Transfer the melted chocolate to a ziplock bag and snip off a corner.
- Squeeze nickel-size portions of the chocolate onto a sheet of waxed paper, then gently press a yellow M&M, letter side down, into the center of each. Let the candies cool. Makes 12 eggs.
FOR THE EGGS:
- Remove the wrapping from a square caramel and a Tootsie Roll Midgee. Microwave the candies for 4 seconds to make them soft. Use your thumb and forefinger to slightly flatten each candy piece, then press them together.
Halve the candy, then stack and press the pieces into alternating layers.
Slice a 1/4-inch-wide piece from the stack. Pinch and stretch the piece lengthwise into a flat bacon strip, then cut it in half. Add ripples to each half by gently bending the edges. Makes 3 strips (6 pieces).
Happy April Fool’s Day Tomorrow!!!!