Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fools

So, have you pulled any good fooling in your home today?

Sadly, I have never been a good fooler. I cannot "act" to save my life. Seriously. I make Tori Spelling look like Oscar material.

I have been thinking about how a lot of cooking for sweet peas and pumpkins is a big fool. It might not be blatant, but let's face it, if I told my little ones, "tonight we are going to have some pasta I made. It is made up of onion, spinach, tomatoes and lots and lots of vegetables!" I probably wouldn't have a lot of takers.

Of course if you want to go all out and try a real fool, here is something I have often thought about trying: "Eggless Salad"

It is a recipe that uses tofu instead of eggs to make egg salad. I was skeptical at first, but read the reviews! I saw it made a long time ago and actually thought about making it this week but since we had our fair share of *real* egg salad last week, the thought doesn't appeal to me right now.

Anyone tried tofu in a recipe like this? I have been trying to get it into our diets a little bit more and tried a recipe I liked recently that I need to post.


Slacker Mama said...

I *was* going to do an "I'm pregnant" post with April Fool's in the comments...but I'm pretty sure my MIL reads the blog but not the comments, so I decided against it.

And reading your post made me remember that Family Fun has all sorts of fun food pranks (http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/family/specialfeature/aprilfools-food-pranks-ms/) but of course, I didn't think about it until now.

Maybe next year!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I love the prego idea.

A friend of mine told her older son that they had a "wind day" from school today. He bought it hook, line and sinker. It is windy here, but I think they call *real* wind days, "hurricane days."

Deep in the Heart said...

SM, those were great ideas. Maybe next year - if I remember.

As for the tofu, I'd say mixing it into already creamy things (guac, smoothies) is the easiest way and then I think stirfry is probably the next best. I remember this great chocolate pudding recipe from Cooking Light that used tofu and got their highest rating.

Slacker Mama said...

Again...girls probably wouldn't mind tofu, but John wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole.

Of course, tofu falls into the "scares me" category in terms of cooking with it. That and ginger...and fish sauce. Perhaps I need a Thai cooking class to get over my phobia?

Sweet Pea Chef said...

SM--I have a recipe that will quell your anxieties about fish sauce. I will post it soon! :)

Deep in the Heart said...

Maybe if you call it nam pla.