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Any o' you lot every play food pranks or have them played on you on April Fools Day? The Khantessa got me good this morning.

Every morning, Monday through Friday, she sets out a couple of homemade bran muffins for my breakfast. Today was no different except the muffins seemed unusually cold and heavy. No biggie, really. Her muffins vary from batch to batch, and occasionally she forgets to thaw them out in time so they are sometimes a bit cool. Hence, I didn't suspect a thing.

Well, as I was hawing into my first "muffin," the Khantessa was obviously on the verge of bursting into great gales of laughter. Directly, I understood why. These muffins were not made from any kind of bran mixture. Oh no--they were--horribile dictu--MEATLOAF muffins!

Boy hahdee. It's a mighty strange sensation when you bite into something you expect to be X, and it turns out to be a completely different Y.

She got me good, the little rapscallion.

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  1. Thanks for the laugh, and for reminding me how much I like the word "rapscallion". :)

    I tend not to mess with people's food too much, or to have my food messed with if I can help i, but I get (and love) how it can show the closeness of a relationship....knowing how to tease enough, but not too much.

    Personally, I'd love a meatloaf muffin instead of a bran muffin in the morning!

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    1. re: 4Snisl

      On the plus side, she does indeed make a tasty meatloaf.

    2. my brothers were pranksters growing up and I told them that crisco was vanilla frosting.

      serves them right for putting mustard in my mouth while I was sleeping on the couch.

      1. My brother's co-worker kept candy in her desk in her cube that other office mates would raid. One April Fools Day, she substituted sugar-free candy (the stuff with xylitol, which gives you gas, cramps and/or diarrhea if you eat too much of it).

        Later in the day, one of the office mates surged, seething, in her office, and told her never to put shit like that in her desk again.

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        1. re: Karl S

          If people were stealing candy out of my desk without permission I would do the same. But I would do it frequently, not just on 4/1.

        2. I made these for my kids' afterschool snack today. Grilled pound cake filled with orange frosting :)

           
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          1. re: Chris VR

            Ha. Very nice.

            At a dinner party my dad once gulled me into sampling a medallion of raw zucchini by leading me to believe it was a vinegar-soused slice of cucumber, which I loved. Upon realizing I'd been duped, I let fly with a verbal barrage, but the damage had already been done.

            1. re: Perilagu Khan

              Sounds like when my parents told my sister that fried eggplant rounds were chicken cutlets. She was only 2 or 3 and it wasn't a prank and she loved it until I spilled the beans.

              1. re: melpy

                I once loved--well, maybe liked--calamari until my cousin expressed his surprise that I liked squid. Hell, I thought they were some kind of pasta rings.

            2. re: Chris VR

              okay that is the most adorable prank I've ever heard of.

              1. re: Sandwich_Sister

                I really hate April Fool's pranks that make people feel stupid but I figured I'd get a pass on this one because they'd have a mouthful of cake and frosting when they figured out what I'd done.

                My 7 year old was very funny, her first question was "Mom, what kind of cheese is this? I love it!" My husband was in on it abut even when he tried one he said it was really confusing. His brain was saying grilled cheese and his taste buds were saying sweet cake and it actually took him a few seconds to switch gears.

                1. re: Chris VR

                  It really is the oddest feeling.

              2. re: Chris VR

                Love it! They'll remember this forever! :)

              3. Netflix got me GOOD tonight. I had a good laugh.

                http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/20...

                1. Living in the NYC area, my hubby and I learned to accept that there are probably slim to no chances of getting certain well-loved chains to come to our area - Krystal, Arctic Circle, Tijuana Flats. etc - but our absolute favorite is the West Coast's In and Out Burger.

                  3 April Fool's Days ago, an ingenious co-worker who knew my hubby well made a sign and posted it on my hubby's office door: In and Out Burger NYC - Coming Summer 2011. You can imagine the cries of joy coming from his office...

                  Poor guy. ;)