Thursday, March 30, 2006

not grilled cheese!
So saturday is yet another holiday. April Fools Day! Do the Cutler's celebrate it? you better beleive it. I thought i would do an early post about the day so you can be thinking of what you are going to do.
the above photo is pound cake with icing.

Pound cake (we used Entenmann's brand)
1 cup buttercream or white frosting (canned is just fine)
Yellow and red food coloring

Cut the pound cake into bread-like slices and toast them in a toaster oven just until they turn golden brown. Once they've cooled for a few minutes, stack two slices for each sandwich and cut the stack in half diagonally (slicing the sandwich before you fill it makes for fewer crumbs).

Now tint the frosting by stirring in a few drops of yellow and red food coloring (more yellow than red) to get a shade of orange that resembles American cheese.

Over the years family fun has been the best resource of ideas for celebrating the day.
here is the link
We always celebrated it because it is my moms birthday. She was really good about always playing a good joke. We always woke up to , "girls is snowed" which it never did. We always made cupcakes and gave them to friends made with cotton balls in them. we still do this every year.
One year we stuck a for sale sign in our front yard and watched our neighbors freak out thinking we were moving. one year i went to the grocery store and bought all the vegetables that were growing in my neighbors garden (he was a chef and always had something growing in his garden no matter the time of year it was amazing) and we put a bunch of those vegetables in his garden as if they had grown over night.
I have not come up with anything yet for this year, but you better believe i will.
get your minds thinking. and if you have any good ideas please share.
Lanessa, I was thinking it would be funny if made David believe you lost your wedding ring. you could start the joke on Friday night so it wouldn't seem so obvious!


Jill said...

Yet another holiday I shouldn't be surprised you celebrate. Where did my fun gene go?

Amie said...

For a minute I thought you were rubbing it in that you could even make a better grilled cheese than me! I guess that means you got me, it looks real from here.

Again, my kids won't be here so we'll see what I do...I like the ideas you gave, they seem fun, I don't enjoy all the "lying" tricks. (We were also on the road for St. Patrick's Day) Give us an early head's up on Easter and I will do more for that...

DeDe said...

SO CUTE... very fun and creative... i read the money tree story..i loved it.. how sweet...

michelle said...

I'm sure you won't be surprised to know that I usually don't do much for April Fool's either. I am seriously feeling like an un-fun mom here! I am going to look on Family fun for ideas.

Lenessa said...

Well, we'll see if I can pull it off. I'm not a very good liar and David can usually see right through me. Wish me luck!

Tasha said...

So fun! We are going to be flying all day on the 1st, I wish we could be home to celebrate it!

Kristi Brooke said...

flying or no flying you can still play tricks. just think of the tricks you could play on the airline stewardess. oh the fun.

becca said...

I honestly thought that sandwhich was real ( I too thought you were showing Amie what a "real" sandwhich looks like!) That is the best idea I have ever heard, and I have to say that your easter decoration is one of the prettiest I have EVER seen. You are amazing, and how you do it with 3 kids is beyond me!!