Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April Fool's Day

I found this idea online and I can't wait to try it out on my husband for April Fool's day (so don't anyone give him a heads up! Or you'll be in trouble!)

Don't these look like yummy cupcakes? Would you really guess that they are meatloaf with mashed potatoes on top???

The first surprise here: there's not a grain of sugar in these cupcakes. The second surprise: your kids will love them anyway.
  • 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
  • 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.

Isn't that great? I think that instead of using food coloring I am going to add a bit of beet juice to the potatoes to act as the dye. Ohhh.... I can't wait for April Fool's day!
Check out the site for more wonderful April Fool ideas!