Monday, April 1, 2013

{ pie for dinner & cat poop in the bed }

This is an oldie but a goodie - I thought I'd re-post it in honor of today. Enjoy! P.S. The Fauxberry Pie has become our new April Fools Day tradition- yummy!


Originally posted April 2009....

How was your April Fools? Good? Did you get pranked? Or maybe you were the prankster! Well, I love me a GOOD, hilarious, April fools joke! I wanted so badly to prank Andrew first thing in the morning yesterday, but I knew if I started too early, he'd be more suspicious the rest of the day, hence ruining all of the greatest surprises I had in store for him.

Right before noon, I could contain myself no longer though, and called him.
Him: Hey Honey, what's up?
Me: *big sigh* Well...I just got rear ended. Yeah, it's pretty bad. I think it's totaled. I'm just sitting in my car waiting for the police to show up. *another big sigh*
Him: What?! Are you serious? Are you okay?
Me: *trying soooo hard not to laugh* Uh, yeah, I'm okay. But you know the first thing the girl said to me when I got out of the car to see the damage?
Him: Was she rude?
Me: Not really...she said, "APRIL FOOLS!!!"
At this point I was laughing hysterically. He...not so much.


When I got home from work, I went to work on my second prank, "Fauxberry" pie.
On his way home from work, Andrew called to see what was for dinner, and I casually responded, "Oh, I don't know. I'm not really in the mood for anything but pie, so we'll see." I don't think he believed me until he got home and saw that I had something baking in the oven and I was stirring some pink, fluffy stuff (which I told him was the pie topping...you know, kind of like a meringue). He looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Are we really having pie for dinner!?" and I simply replied, "Yeah. It just sounded so good!" Then, while he was in the shower, I quickly got the "pie" out of the oven and "frosted" it with the pink fluff. When he got out, I said, "K, let's eat!" He did a double take at the "pie" and then back and me and just shrugged. It wasn't until I dished it up that he realized it was meatloaf with mashed potatoes on top! He ended up loving it and thought it was not only delicious, but it was a great prank!
FYI: The meatloaf recipe I used was delicious! I didn't put it in a pie crust though, and I used instant mashed potatoes (rather than real) and colored them with a little food coloring (instead of adding pured beets) since Andrew hates beets!


The last prank I pulled was by far, the BEST! I could hardly restrain myself from laughing every time I thought about it. Here's what I did....
P.S. This is not for those who have weak stomachs....don't say I didn't warn you!
I bought a full size tootsie roll, unwrapped it, cut it into 3 pieces, and moulded it into......well........this..Yes, my friends, it LOOKS like cat poop, but it's just my sculpting genius. I placed them under the covers on Andrew's side of the bed, and waited. The best part is that when I went to take the picture, our cat had to check out the goods. I think it just makes the picture that much better, don't you?

When we went to bed, I literally had to bite my tongue so I wouldn't laugh. The moment of pure elation happened when Andrew flipped the covers down and saw this. He took a step back, eyes wide and mouth open in a look of shock. Then he looked at me.
I tried to look as surprised as I could and yelled, "Bad cat!", but it came out more like this, "Bad ca-ha-ha-hat!" as I was laughing so hard. It took him a minute to realize that they were faux terds and then he had a good laugh too.
Sorry, honey! I can't wait for next years pranks!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahaha, I remember that... good one! mom

Shayner and Ern said...

Ha ha ha ha! That is funny!

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

that is so funny... I love a good april fools