Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day Yummies


Here's what we're having for dinner tonight.. . cupcakes!  Yep -- April Fools! These are actually little meatloaves cooked in cupcake liners and the frosting is colored mashed potatoes.  Can't wait to see my family's faces.  There is a method behind my madness here; the small cupcake portion is going to keep the point count down -- so I can have just as much fun as the rest of the family and still stick to my plan. Although I could probably be talked into having real cupcakes for dinner any time you need me to.  Maybe our Groucho Marx glasses set out on plates and whoopie cushions on all the chairs to complete the night.... This is gonna be fun.

Here's the how-to on Cupcakes for Dinner:

Meat Loaf

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

Potato Frosting
3 cups mashed potatoes
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 about 15 minutes or until cooked through.
4.  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.


Here are some other ideas you might like. Have a silly, fun day today!

Magic Milk Bowl

Gag Lunch

Ice Cream Potatoes

A Fool's Dinner

Fauxberry Pie


All recipes courtesy of Family Fun magazine.


Deanna said...

WOWIE!!!! i bet this is something my three-year old would LOVE!!! He LOVE cupcakes, but wont touch mashed potatoes or meatloaf...WHO doesn't like those foods?!!? Thaks for the idea! :)

My Random Cooking Creations said...

What an amazing idea!!! I am going to do this for tomorrow! No one will now that Apr 2nd isn't April Fools day will they??