Thursday, March 24, 2011

April Fools Dirt! (For Salad)

I'm not sure where this picture is from. I found it through an image search on Yahoo.
There comes one day a year when I wish I had a faucet like this, and that day is April Fools. As a kid it never got old wrapping a rubber band around the sprayer. When an unsuspecting victim came to turn the sink on they would be sprayed. It makes me laugh out loud even now. Hmmm, my parents just remodeled their kitchen and my dad insisted on this kind of sprayer. I should sneak over and do it. If only I could guarantee he'd be the one to turn the sink on first.

I can't wait until my son is in school all day on April Fools. I think half day kindergarten is so dumb. It doesn't make sense to check him out early when he is only there for 2.5 hours just to play a joke on him. Mark my words, next year I will check him out to tell him he needs 3 shots at the doctors office, but take him to a movie or something fun instead.

Yes, I like to tease. I like to play jokes. I really like to hide so I can jump out and scare someone. I guess my entertainment comes at the expense of others!

This year I will torture feed my family with edible dirt.


Start with regular, pitted, black olives. I used about a cup. I think this would be enough for 4 or 5 salads.

You can put them in a food processor, use a food chopper or just chop them by hand. You want them to be pretty fine.

Layer two paper towels on a piece of cardboard, I used a shoe box lid. Spread the chopped olives in a circle on the paper towels.

Microwave on full power for 5 minutes.

Reduce power to half and microwave another 7-10 minutes. My microwave took the full 10.

Once they are dry, chop them one more time. I actually just crumbled them with my fingers. A lot of crumbs got under my fingernails, it was kind of gross. Olives are so much greasier than I ever thought! I have to say, once the olives are dry, they really feel and look like dirt.

Sprinkle them on a green salad for dinner. You can even have your yard tools in the kitchen for an added effect.If you're wondering how they taste...just like an olive.

What are you doing for April Fools? Any pranks planned?

10 comments:

Rene' said...

You are tooo funny!!
What a way to play a joke on them!!

Your Dad said...

I didn't have any plans, but after reading this blog post, you won't know where and you won't know when.

Christina said...

This is so funny!! If I liked olives, I would SO do this!

Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

Bianca @ Walnut Avenue said...

Cute idea!!

This is PERFECT for my new weekly linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

Oh - and I found you on What Allies Making Now!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Shauntel-

You are too funny. Those olives really do look like dirt...

Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope you can make it back this week {party opens wed. night @ 8pm CST}

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

That is too funny! I love it! I hope you get a great reaction to it.

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

This recipe would be great for our linky party THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS; the theme is "Secret, Surprise or Hidden Ingredient?” Please stop by link up your fabulous recipe!
http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-22.html

Our Treasured Home said...

This is so much fun! My son also loves to put the rubber band on my kitchen sink sprayer! I have had quite a shower several times!

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Too funny! You sound like quite the prankster. You should join me for Funny Faux Pas Follies this Friday. Just link a joke, prank or blunder that you post about.

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join me each week. And be sure to stop by tonight to see yourself featured! ;)

By the way, I just joined you as a follower.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

AllieMakes! said...

You are hysterical!! I am SO doing dirt to my brother -JUST BECAUSE! Not because its April 1st (which its not amymore...)
Thanks for the idea~
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