April Fool’s Day "Pizza"

Did any of you play any great jokes on your friends and family yesterday? Our neighbor (who happens to be our dentist) put up a for sale sign in our yard and I was really upset for about two minutes till I realized it was just a joke. I thought that was a pretty good one. I wonder how many calls they got from people asking why they were moving.

I didn’t play any jokes on anyone, but I did make a tricky dinner for my family. It didn’t turn out quite like I wanted because after driving all the way to Walmart, I discovered they didn’t have any of the ingredients I was looking for. None. I would have just gone to the grocery store, but I also needed some hardware to hang my curtains. They were out of that too. I hate Walmart.

I made “cupcakes” for dinner with “pizza” for dessert. The cupcakes were meatloaf with mashed potato frosting. I’m not leaving a photo because I had to rush mine and they didn’t look that great. You can google it and come up with lots of fancy photos if you like. Mine did taste great though, and I will share the meatloaf recipe in the future.

I also made a pizza that ended up tasting much better than I thought it would. Seriously, it was delicious. I think I’m going to try making it into bar cookies or something, because we loved it.
This is what it looked like:It was supposed to have green peppers made out of green fruit roll-ups, olives made out of slices of black licorice ropes, and mushrooms made out of halved cashews. Walmart was out of green fruit roll ups. In fact, they didn’t have any solid colors of fruit roll-ups. All of them were tie-dyed, or striped, or printed on. When I realized I couldn’t go with my original plan, I decided to do pepperoni. These red fruit roll-ups had tongue tattoos on them, so when I cut the circles, I had to use the spaces in between the tattoos. What a pain.

Despite the headache that it gave me, the dinner was a huge hit with my family and everything tasted delicious. For the pizza, I just made a sugar cookie crust. (I used half of this sugar cookie recipe.) I baked it at 350 for about 15 minutes on a parchment lined cookie sheet. After it cooled, I spread jam on it, leaving the edges for “crust”. I heated the jam in the microwave for a few seconds so it was easier to spread. Then I melted some almond bark with a little bit of oil and drizzled it over the jam. (The oil makes the chocolate set a little softer so it is easier to slice.) I arranged the “pepperoni” slices and drizzled a little more white chocolate over the top. It was sooo yummy!

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