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Entries in April Fools Day Food (2)


Guilty Crafter's April Fools Day Roundup

Over the past few years, I have really embraced April Fool's Day lunches. My kids are not fooled at all at this point but they do love to see what I come up with. If you search "April Fool's Day" in the search bar on this blog (to the left), you'll get more details on each individual food. Filling a banana peel with lemon jello, was a bit tricky, for example and you might need some tips on opening cans from the bottom to empty them out to add other foods. but since a picture is worth a thousand words, I thought I'd gather all the final photos I have so far for one quick, easy look. Click on the thumbnails for bigger images. Questions? Ask in the comments sections below:



Anatomy of an April Fools' Day Breakfast

Jello in oranges? An April Fools' Day classic. I added my own twist to breakfast by carefully opening a yogurt, scooping it all out, washing and drying the container and then adding in dried cereal and carefully gluing the cap back on. And for the record, I wasn't sure the orange with jello would slice easily- it totally does and the jello stays in place really well. I didn't have to modify the classic jello recipe in any way.

Last year, I tried to take the idea to the next level and I very carefully scooped banana out of a peel and replaced it with lemon jello which I then tightly wrapped with saran wrap while it set. It worked but really, the oranges make more sense. You can see my banana trick here and you can also see my version of a classic April Fools' Day "fried egg" here- I was pretty pleased with my poppy seed addition. And of course, you still have time to duplicate my April Fools' Day LUNCH from last year too.

Happy April Fools' Day everyone!