For April Fool's Day, I decided to do a wacky dinner. I thought about disguising the menu with creative names and letting everyone order in courses, but I wasn't feeling very inspired with creativity. So, I went a different route and collected a variety of utensils, plate-substitutes and cup-substitutes. I assaigned numbers for each type of item and let everyone choose a number out of a hat to determine what they got to use. We had some pretty funny combinations.
For the utensils, each person got one of the following: tongs, potato masher, measuring spoon, small cookie scoop, measuring cup, spatula, large mixing spoon, small rubber scraper/spatula.
As for the drinks, we used the waffle batter measure, measuring spoon, small glass jar, dressing carafe, measuring cup, small graduated measuring cup, Pyrex measuring cup, shot glass.
I tried a new recipe and made Ratatouille since we had a lot of Italian veggies and herbs from our last Bountiful Basket. It was good, but not a family favorite. Part of the issue may have been the difficulty in eating. At least the deviled eggs went over well.
All in all, this was a fun dinner activity and one that the kids have asked to repeat. That's always a good sign. Have you ever done a wacky dinner? How did it turn out?