Sunday, April 1, 2012
April Fool's Dinner: What's on Your Menu?
Happy April Fool's Day, every one! Since I wasn't busy defending a dissertation or doing research or coursework or nursing a baby or gestating a baby, I thought I would go all out for dinner this year's April Fool's Day.
It was a hit.
I made "Faux-Berry Pie", chicken nuggets with honey mustard dipping sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and carrots and peas. Since it was April Fool's, I told the kids they could have dessert first - Faux-Berry Pie.
My son, the budding food critic (no, seriously - that is what he has decided he wants to be when he grows up) was not impressed with my antics. He thought it was a chocolate pie with strawberry cream on top. He was NOT amused to discover it was a stripped-down Shepherd's Pie with beet-infused whipped potatoes on top. Not. Amused. At. All.
After we had the Faux-Berry Pie, we had the main course.
The Food Critic in Residence was much more pleased with this offering than he was the Faux-Berry Pie. And who wouldn't be? Cake that looks like chicken nuggets? Mashed potatoes that are really ice cream? Vanilla pudding dipping sauce? It's a seven-year old's dream come true!
Happy eats, y'all!
(The idea and recipes came from http://www.zupas.com/2011/03/celebrate-april-fools-day/. Well, except for the caramel sauce recipe which came from the Smitten Kitchen, the pound cake recipe from Paula Deen, and the vanilla pudding recipe from AllRecipes.com.)