Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools on Your Family Dinner

From our friends at Macaroni Kid - EATS! just a little bit of fun stuff for your family this holiday! 

April Fool's Day Fun


March 17, 2015
Dessert for Dinner and Dinner for Dessert!
By: Heather Wirtz
 
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Heather Wirtz
Sundaes for dinner and grilled cheese with fries for dessert?! The perfect April Fool's Day trick, your kiddos won't believe their eyes or their taste buds!

What you will need to make Sundaes for Dinner:

Mashed potatoes 
BBQ pulled pork (pulled chicken, chopped brisket or pot roast work well too)
Cole slaw 
Plantain chips
Small red peppers or grape tomatoes
Sundae glasses
Piping bag with large star tip
 
Assembly:
  1. Fill the piping bag with mashed potatoes
  2. Fill one third of the parfait glasses with mashed potatoes
  3. Add a layer of pulled pork
  4. Add a layer of cole slaw
  5. Pipe more mashed potatoes on top in a circular motion, as if you were piping whipped cream on a sundae
  6. Add the small red pepper as a “cherry” and the plantain chip as a “banana”
  7. Serve hot and trick your kiddos!
"Grilled Cheese and Fries" for Dessert!

For the fries you will need:

Sugar cookie dough (store bought or homemade)
All purpose flour

To make the fries:
  1. Preheat oven according to cookie dough recipe.
  2. Lightly flour work surface and roll out cookie dough.  
  3. Cut dough into a long strip 2-3 inches wide. Slice the strip into pieces that resemble thin french fries.  
  4. Gently lift off of work surface with a spatula and place onto a baking sheet. 
  5. Bake according to package, but check often - the cookies may cook quicker because they are cut into small pieces.
  6. Remove cookies from baking sheet and set aside to cool.
  7. Once cool, place fries in fry holder (directions below) and serve with a dipping sauce!
Dipping sauce - anything red that looks like ketchup! We used strawberry jam with a little chocolate sauce mixed in.

To make a holder for the fries:

Take a letter envelope and seal it. Cut the envelope in half and now you have a perfect holder for your fries!

For the grilled cheese you will need:

Pound cake
Yellow/orange "cheese" colored frosting
Cinnamon
Piping bag
Clean paint brush

To make the grilled cheese:
  1. Slice the pound cake to resemble 2 slices of sandwich bread.
  2. Using a paint brush, brush cinnamon onto the outside of each slice of pound cake.  This will make it appear "grilled or toasted".
  3. Pipe or spread icing on the inside of one slice of cake.  Place the second slice of cake on top as you would a grilled cheese.
  4. Slice in half and serve with fries!

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