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April Fool's Day Dinner

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Served on a dinner plate, this April Fool's Day Dinner looks just like mashed potatoes, chicken nuggets and vegetables. But look again...

Recipe Ingredients & Instructions

For the chicken nuggets and vegetables, you'll need to purchase some peanut butter logs and peas-and-carrots candy mix. (Both candies are sold by the pound at most candy stores.)

On each dinner plate, arrange four or five peanut butter logs and a small handful of the candy mix. Right before serving, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt to each plate. Top with gravy -- a spoonful of caramel sauce or butterscotch topping.


The last laugh is sure to be yours when your kids try sipping this colorful April Fool's Day Dinner beverage. It's actually flavored gelatin, so you'll need to prepare it ahead of time.

Dissolve a package of dessert gelatin according to the directions on the box (orange to look like iced tea; raspberry, strawberry or lemon to resemble fruit punch).

Pour the liquid gelatin into drinking glasses, then place a plastic straw in each. Set the glasses on a tray in the refrigerator until the gelatin firms up.

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April Fool's Day Lore

April Fools Day

Superstition has it that the pranking period expires at noon on the 1st of April and any jokes attempted after that time will call bad luck down onto the head of the perpetrator. Additionally, those who fail to respond with good humor to tricks played upon them are said to attract bad luck. Not all superstitutions are negative, though -- fellas fooled by a pretty girl are said to be fated to end up married to her, or at least enjoy a healthy friendship with the lass.

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