Last Sunday, Big Sis M asked me “Mom, what is April Fool’s Day?” and Little Miss C chimed in “Yeah, Mom. What is it?” I explained it’s a day to play funny jokes on friends and family. After the joke, you say “April Fools”, but I wasn’t really sure why we do it. After a quick google search (cuz I was totally curious), there really isn’t any good reason why we have April Fool’s Day. Regardless, to join in the fun for the day, I quickly decided to make a Super Foolish Supper for April Fool’s Day.
We just returned from our spring break trip to Marco Island and I wanted to make something that would be a reminder of our awesome vacation. We ate lots of fish during our trip and really liked the shrimp tacos at the Fish House and that inspired my menu. The menu for our Super Foolish Supper for April Fool’s Day was shrimp tacos with all the fixings, salad, confetti corn, water, milk, and ice cream with chocolate sauce.
I’m sure you’re wondering what’s so foolish about that menu? And you’d be right. Sounds pretty straight forward to me too. Except…no one knew what was on the menu (20 different “renamed” things), which were divided into four different courses. For example, #1 seaweed = cole slaw, #3 dinglehopper = fork, #10 frisbee = tortilla shell, #14 sand duster = napkin, #19 pink conches = shrimp. Lots of confused faces reading the menu!
For each course, they wrote down five numbers from the menu and then I used my menu key to fill the order.
I had everything staged on the counter and on the cooktop, so I could grab the five things for each course quickly. After the first course, then they picked out five things for the second course and so on. Little Miss C’s first course included a plate (clam shell), water (pool liquid), milk (baby dolphin food), ice cream (cold scoopers) and ranch dressing (skinny dip). Super silly and April foolish!
Big Sis M’s first course included a plate (clam shell), shrimp (pink conches), ranch dressing (skinny dip), ice cream (cold scooper) and milk (baby dolphin food). It was hysterical that they both picked the ice cream for the first course, but no utensils! I didn’t snap a picture of Mr. Rosey’s plate, but it was a silly mix too and he kept trying to grab a dinglehopper (fork) and the Girlies would say “Daddy you DIDN’T order that yet.” Lots of laughing as only little girls can do!Our family’s Super Foolish Supper for April Fool’s Day was a hit! I know this will be the first of what will become an annual tradition in our home. In fact, Big Sis M has asked if her family birthday party can be a super foolish supper too. Hmmm… I don’t think so.