I spent all day today wondering what on earth I could have done with my slippers. I looked everywhere. I kept asking if anyone had seen them. (Nobody answered, but I assumed they thought I was just muttering to myself, which, ok, I was.) I had to make do with a ratty old pair that I was apparently keeping just in case of an emergency like today. Finally, late at night, J admitted to me that my 5 year old squirreled my slippers away early this morning as step one in an April Fools joke she had planned. What?
First, should they really be teaching kids about April Fools Day in schools? What about the unintended adverse consequences, like me having to wear different slippers today? And second, since when can my 5 year old plan and execute devious schemes over the course of multiple days? I clearly am going to need to up my parenting game.
I leave you with my favorite recipes from the past month and a warning to be on the watch for April foolishness. I’m off to fill the kids’ breakfast bowls with fish sticks and broccoli. And if you have any great ideas for April Fools tricks to play on my children, please share, as I believe I will have to be planning more elaborate ruses in future years.
|How to Cook Black Beans|
|The Best Red Lentil Soup of 2012 (and a close runner-up for my favorite soup this month: Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup)|
|Challah French Toast with Vanilla and Orange Zest (perhaps made with your homemade challah?)|
|Quinoa Cakes with Cheese, Garlic, and Herbs|
|Roasted Broccoli Pizza with Feta|
|And last but not least, a readers’ favorite: Sweet Potato Chips|
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