Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Fools' Day anyone?

April Fools' Day is Joe's favorite holiday. Better watch out if you are gullible, he'll get you every time! His family starting marking their calendar about five years ago, as a reminder that they should not fall for Joe's tricks!

Soooo, on this special day for my hubby, I will muster up some creativity. My friend Carol works with children so she made Kid Friendly Sushi Check it out. I'm defintely making it for a dinner party, as a trick!

I went to my friend Suzy's blog Kitchen Bouquetand just happened to find a recipe that has the word FOOL in the recipe. Hey, this will work!

Minted Strawberry Fool (I used blueberries)
Adapted from: Whole Foods Market recipe site

Serves 6
1 pound strawberries (I used frozen blueberries)
2 tablespoons granulated cane sugar, more to taste
2 tablespoons fresh spearmint leaves, more for garnish
1 cup heavy cream
1 (6-ounce) container low fat plain yogurt

Core and trim the strawberries. Slice three berries in half and set them aside for garnish. Purée the remaining strawberries with sugar and mint leaves in a food processor. (Make sure you get the mint really minced good unless you don't mind large pieces). Transfer to a large bowl. In a mixer or with a wire whisk, whip the cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold yogurt into cream.

Taste berries and add more sugar if desired. Fold cream-yogurt mixture gently into berries until completely blended. Spoon the mixture into 6 dessert glasses and garnish with strawberries and mint leaves.

Then this caught my eye
here so we had "eggs" served in a parfait glass. It put a joke on the table deliciously. It even tasted pretty good.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't say I didn't give you ample time to prepare yourself for Joe's tricks.


  1. That is one delicious April Fool, Debbie :) Those eggs look deliciously FOOLish, for sure! I wonder what Joe has up his sleeve?

    Great post!

  2. What a great looking Fool ;) Until I saw Suzy's I didn't know there was such a thing as a fool.

    The fried egg dessert is cute too. You will have let us know Joe's tricks.

  3. Debbie, great looking fool ... I, too, remember when Suzy posted it. And I also wasn't familiar with a FOOL in food terms.

    The egg in a "sundae" looks like it really could fool someone.

    Do you ever get fooled by Joe?

  4. Your 'fool' is beautiful, Debbie! What a lovely glass dish you served it in. Far more elegant than my April Fool's recipe :). What a darling 'egg' recipe too.

    Can't wait to hear what your pranker does this year!

  5. Carol's party got us all prepared to ward off the tricksters!
    Your blueberry fool looks delicious.

    Your fried egg trick is a good one !

  6. Debbie - your 'fool' dessert looks delicious! I love your presentation...

    Can't wait to hear Joe's comments on his 'Fried Egg Sundae'

  7. Debbie, the blueberry fool looks quite yummy! Great idea with the blueberries. Can't wait to see your egg sundae! Please tell us what Joe did for pranks today!

  8. Well tommorow is the big day, hubby has some pranks planned. He won't tell me what they are just yet, he's thinking I will call and warn everyone :-)

    I can't wait to make the egg parfait tomorrow!

  9. What a great idea Debbie! And I bet it tastes good with blueberries. Randy would like that. I think the fried egg dessert is so cute. Sounds yummy too. So what did Joe do today? :-)

  10. I came back to see your egg parfait! It turned out great! Please tell us about Joe's pranks... we want to know!


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