Dessert is whats for Dinner....APRIL FOOLS!!!
Did you look at my other April fools meal suggestion, that was in my local paper?
Here@the Deseret news:http://archive.deseretnews.com/article/660206449/Fooling-with-your-food.html?pg=1
Well I have tweaked it AND made it better! I call this my:
"DONUT" know what it is"..... April fools meal 2010!
*2lbs Ground beef
*1/2 green pepper diced (reserve a 1 Tlb.)
*1/2 onion diced
*1/4 cup bread crumbs
*1 small jar of A1 steak sauce
*1/4 c Ketchup
*1 tsp. garlic powder
*1 tsp. Black Pepper
* 2 eggs
Other ingredients: Smooth Mashed potatoes( recipe follows)
canned Beets (non-pickled works best & reserve some of the juice)
Place the meat loaf mixture into a 9x13 cake pan. Bake on 325 oven for about 30 minutes. Depending on your oven. REMEMBER the "meatloaf" is not as thick as a traditional Meat loaf in a loaf pan. SOOOO it does not cook as long AND hot or it will dry your meat loaf too much!
After meat loaf has cooled then use a DONUT cutter or if you do not have one.....then use a round cookie cutter to make the donut. For the center hole, just use a smaller cutter or a water bottle lid. Set aside until you have the Mashed Taters ready
Rosie's Mashed Taters:
8-9 medium Potatoes, peeled, diced & boiled
1 8 oz. pkg. Cream cheese (softened)
1 large clove of garlic (diced finely)
1/2 Cup white Cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Milk (as needed)
Salt & WHITE pepper (to taste)
1/2 cube Butter/Marg
Beet juice (as needed)
In a mixer add cooked potatoes
And everything BUT the beet juice AND milk.
Mix well, Potatoes will seem dry, add a little milk
If still too dry add a Little more milk. Mix to a Creamy "frosting "like consistency. With a Ice-cream scoop. Scoop out a BIG helping of WHITE "frosting/Ice-cream" in a sundae cup for each member of your family. Set aside, AND WITH the rest of "Taters" add a little beet juice in to the reserved Taters (for the pink "frosting" color) for your Donuts!
"frost" your Meat loaf"donuts". Use the beets & some of the green pepper for sprinkles. Set in a warming oven or microwave to reheat for dinner. Serve the Donuts with the "tater Sundaes" using 1 Pkg of BROWN gravy AND 1 package of PORK, because these 2 together make a pretty "Carmel" color topping & it tastes GREAT! Top with a little cherry tomato on top for a realistic sundae look.
These little nuggets are not what they seem! I mean HOW MUCH meat do you need in this meal....AND where are the Veggies? I mean any self respecting MOTHER would insist on Veggies for a meal...RIGHT?
.....these guys did not turn out as WELL as I wanted...I might have left my post at the stove for a minute AND they might have been a TINIE, tiny bit burned! HOWEVER I stand by this recipe!
The Nuggets are Actually Zucchini Nuggets; YUMMY!
And to really mess with the little tykes minds.....Print out a cool "nugget/french fry box" ON card stock!
I found mine here http://www.craftideas4kids.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/fry-box-pattern.jpg
AND then I inserted these yummy nuggets into the box! My grandson said after tasting these Nana......what's wrong with your Chicken Nuggets!? Oh sooo funny!
Rosie's Zucchini "what" nuggets:
*3- 4 Zucchini
*Seasoned Bread crumbs
*1 cup flour
*Peanut oil (I love to fry in this kind of oil, because it is LIGHTER & gives the dish a Better crunch!)
*Salt & Pepper to taste
*Sweet & sour sauce (optional)
Peel & cut the Zucchini into Large "nugget" sizes, place in Ice water (this prevent the Veggie from cooking to fast & become mushy in the hot oil!)
Heat oil in a fry pan.
Set flour & salt & pepper in a plate & the Bread crumbs in another plate.
Mix Egg AND 2 Tlbs water together & beat to froth.
Remove the "Zucc."nuggets from the ice water & roll in flour, then place floured nuggets into the egg mixture, remove AND roll the Nuggets into the Bread crumb mixture.
Place in hot oil, cook on one side until golden brown, AND turn & cook other side until golden brown. Serve with Sweet & sour sauce when cooled.
NOW for your JUST DESSERTS:
This is just Cake balls AND ICE-cream AND a little strawberry jam & a little grated white chocolate!
Cake ball are well...frankly...CAKE to make!
Just use some chocolate cake UN FROSTED...crumble in a bowl. Heat a can of frosting in the microwave until pourable. Pour over the cake crumbs AND mix by hand until cake is covered. Roll into balls AND set aside until hardened a bit. Melt some chocolate chips and Roll the cake into it until completely covered, set aside to set up.The noodles??? Just good old fashioned ICE-CREAM! I softened it a bit. Place a 3-4 cups(depending on family size) in a plastic gallon sized zip bag. I clipped a hole in the corner. AND on A COLD PLATE( put your serving plate/bowl in the freezer 1st, it helps the Ice-cream from melting too fast!) Squeeze the Ice-cream out, to form "noodles".
The rest is easy...top with some strawberry jam & the "meatball/cake balls, sprinkle a little "sheese" (I know I spelled it "sheese"...for when your family says "sheese" your weird mom!) on top in the way of grated white chocolate & ta-da!
A sweet ending to a crazy meal!