ApRiL fOoLs DaY {Reprise}

April Fools Day is just around the corner (how on earth is that possible??) and I have nothing new up my sleeve.  (Though I desperately need to come up with something.)  So, I thought I’d share with y’all our silly mixed up unbirthday dinner party of yore in the event that I’m not the only one out there lacking inspiration at the moment.  It was a rollicking good time…

It's ApRiL fOoLs DaY so what did I do?
Act silly and goofy and mixed up too!
April 2011 057I surprised the littles and Honey as well
With a dinner party that was awfully swell.
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We sported goofy glasses and festive party hats
And celebrated our four un-birthdays just like that.April 2011 018
We had dessert for supper and supper for dessert.
Our crazy mixed up meal was totally berserk.April 2011 055
Our funny milk was blue and the mood was gay.
We told stories about the silliest things in our day.April 2011 023
It's certainly no birthday without a candle to blow.
You HAD to make a silly wish on your turn to go.April 2011 044
Finally it was time to eat our cupcakes.
And lo and behold if I didn't make a mistake!April 2011 048
The cake was meatloaf and the icing po-ta-to.
A cockamamy meal like a circus side show!
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Everyone was confused when I brought to the table
A more conventional looking supper time staple.April 2011 025
But no un-birthday party would be fun without sweets
And this changed up version was a super big treat!
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Ice cream potatoes with caramel gravy were good to the tummy.
And the chocolate rice krispie meatloaf was so fun and yummy.April 2011 049
It was a night of laughs and smiles and tales so tall.
Happy Un-Birthday to many and ApRiL fOoLs DaY to all!
Meatloaf Cupcakes
1 lb ground sirloin
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated Monterey jack cheese
3 T. ketchup
1 egg
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 cups prepared mashed potatoes (I used Hungry Jack)
Food coloring
1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin tin cups with foil bake cups.
2. 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).
3. Place the filled muffin tins on cookie sheets and bake the cupcakes for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
4. Add a couple of drops of food coloring to potatoes and mix well.. Spread a generous dollop on each cupcake. Should make 12 cupcakes - mine made 11.

Rice Krispie Meatloaf
6 cups cocoa flavored rice krispies
2 rolls of red fruit roll up (and green too, if you can find it)
1/2 stick butter
1 1/2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
10-oz. package marshmallows
1. Coat a bread/meatloaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.  In food processor, briefly pulse the rice krispies. Tear or cut (I used kitchen shears) the fruit roll ups into small pieces.
2. In a large microwave safe bowl, add butter and marshmallows.  Cook until melted (2 minutes).  Stir well to combine and add cocoa powder.  Stir again.
3. Add rice krispies and fruit roll ups.  Stir quickly.  It will be very sticky.  Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Let the loaf cool, then remove from pan and slice with a serrated knife.
Ice Cream Potatoes
Vanilla ice cream
Caramel sauce
1. Scoop ice cream onto plates to look like mashed potatoes.
2. Drizzle with caramel sauce "gravy".
So start collecting your zaniest ideas for the silliest day of the year!!  It's bound to be FUN!!


  1. A great time had by all, that's for sure!! When I reading reading your post I felt like I was reading one of my daughters Dr. Seuss books, girl your good!! Love the idea of the rice crispy meatloaf!

  2. Oh- What a great idea! You made a fun day for the kids. I have made that meatloaf before but not the rice crispy bars like yours. Perfect fun! xo Diana

  3. I remember that party ~ darling and so much fun. I'm sure you will come up with something special!

  4. I absolutely love this idea! :)

  5. This is an amazing idea! Looks like a lot of fun. :)

  6. You are a RIOT! And I love it. I'm posting a rip roaring April lst party on April 2nd. My daughter has come up with some fun things and we do it here at our house together. Well it keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. I think there will be 20. Do you know we did the VERY SAME nose glasses and tablesetting last year. I didn't have a blog then so of course it wasn't posted. But this year I do. Hey girlfriend they say great minds think alike. I'm glad I'm in good company with you! (Big Smile)


  7. PS I forgot to tell you how great your recipes are too. I'm going to show them to my daughter. Some really fun foods here!!!

  8. so original. I laughed all through post. Looked like so much fun.

  9. Looks like so much fun. So original and funny.lol

  10. Hi, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GF follower, I would love it if you could stop by and follow me.
    You seem like a fun family, cute idea. Thank you for sharing.

  11. What a SUPER fun idea for an April fools dinner. I love it!

  12. I can't wait to do this!! I'm trying to decide whether to surprise everyone or to involve my daughter in the fun of preparing the surprise! Thanks so much for linking up at Food Adventure Friday-- I will be featuring your idea tomorrow!

  13. This is so cute :-)I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Visiting you from Wow Us Wednesday

  14. Oh!! So fantastic! I love it, and my kids will too- thanks!

  15. How fun and cute! Pinning this post:P

  16. What a cute party!!! I don't know how you get so much done :)

  17. Absolutely LOVE this.. Sooo cute.. ; )) Thanks SO much for linking last week, I'm a bit late in stopping in but this totally made me smile.. xoxoxo.. ~Marilyn

  18. Thanks so much for sharing your fun and creative ideas! I pinned it last year and made this meal for dinner tonight. Was so fun!


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