Mark Twain said that April Fool’s Day reminds us of what we really are the other three-hundred sixty-four days of the year. Will Rodgers once remarked that we should thank God for fools, because no one else could get elected into political office.
It’s April Fool’s Day. Time to stretch out the saran-wrap on the toilet bowl underneath the seat. A time to grease the doorknobs and smear black shoe polish on the telephone receiver. Hire a stripper and send her over to your boss for a job interview. She’ll do anything for a job. Buy a car exactly like your neighbors, park it in your driveway, swipe his keys, replace your key on his keychain, and watch the fun begin. Okay, maybe that last one was a little over the top, but I just love April Fool’s Day.
Working in the food industry for forty years I always loved asking a young waitress her first day on the job to get me a couple of cans of steam for the steamer in the kitchen. It works great whether it’s April 1st or not.
A few years ago, Burger King took out a full-page ad in USA Today on April 1st. The ad introduced the new Burger King Left-Handed Whopper, a burger that rotated the lettuce, tomato and onions to the left so they would spill out of the bun on the right side.
Last year the folks at Guinness Stout introduced their new Guinness Stout Crystal on April Fool’s. I must admit I almost bit on this one. I had heard of the Crystal Cathedral, Waterford Crystal and Crystal Gayle, but this one left me hanging. Supposedly it was the traditional dark, thick Guinness only it was completely clear like a Miller High Life. And they said it tasted just like dark Guinness. Nice try guys. I would have gone with the upside down Black and Tan Beer. Pour the Bass Ale in the glass first, then pour the Guinness over it.
Anyhow, it’s been tough coming up with a recipe for April Fool’s Day what with all the pranks and everything. Sponge Cake? How about this one instead.
Grilled Cheese (Cake)
1 Lb. Pound Cake
Slice the pound cake in half lengthwise and butter one side of each half. Spread the frosting on the unbuttered half and fit the two halves together. Grill as you would a regular grilled cheese. This sandwich looks like the real thing.
Happy April Fool’s Day, fools.