Through My Kitchen Window: Happy April Fool's Day!

April Fools Day doesn’t have any foods traditionally associated with it, but there are a lot of “food pranks” that fit nicely into the spirit of the day.

There’s the various food look-alike pranks, such as grilled cheese sandwiches made from pound cake and buttercream frosting. Or cupcakes made from meatloaf with mashed potato frosting. I’ve seen sushi rolls made with Rice Krispies and candy, and lasagna made from cookies, strawberry jelly, and candy. Or even a hot dog made with a banana and strawberry jelly.

Then there’s the less tasty pranks such as filling doughnuts with mayo or replacing the frosting between Oreos with toothpaste. Yeck!

I like this prank, it’s edible, funny, and easily repeatable on the whole family. Play it on the kids when they come home from school, and then let them repeat it on Mom or Dad when they get home from work.

Undrinkable Juice

1-2 boxes of jello

Individual glasses or a juice pitcher

Make the jello as directed on the package. Choose a flavor of jello that looks like a juice you commonly have in the house. For example, use yellow for lemonade or apple juice, or purple for grape juice.

Pour the jello into individual cups or a juice pitcher. Add straws to the cups for a more realistic look. Put it into the frig to set (make sure to allow enough time for the jello to set completely!).

Have a good laugh when your family and friends try to take a sip from their cup or pour juice from the pitcher. April Fools!