My Mom was a joker at heart & would occasionally serve the below meal to unsuspecting guests in our home. I’m sure you can come up with many different variations. Our family did it for April Fool’s Day one year. My husband didn’t get utensils ‘til the last course (haha).
Ok, I apologize for not making these instructions more clear. I’m not very articulate and have had a difficult time explaining how this works. That said, it is a fun game for a young family and it’s worth trying to get the idea across. So, here goes my second attempt to explain how this works.
First, disregard the ingredients. I needed to list something in order to post on Zaar. And, while this isn’t really a recipe, I still think it fits with the Zaar family. This is more of a menu.
From the items listed in the instruction section, choose what items you would like included on your dinner menu. Bare in mind that the silverware is part of the menu. Now take a sheet of paper and divide it into four sections. The first section you will list what items you have chosen to make available for dinner. However, list them in “code”. Don’t list what the “real” item is.
The next three sections of your paper are for meal coarses. So, divide how many items you have listed on the menu section of the paper by three. Draw that many lines across each “coarse” section. So, if I have 12 items in my menu section, each coarse section of the page will have 4 blank lines for the person to fill in their dinner choices.
As stated, the individual may unknowingly order mashed potatoes as a first coarse, but inadvertently order their fork as their third coarse. Oops.
Now serve your unwitting family their dinner according to their coarse choices.
Let me know if you come up with some different fun menu items to choose from. Hope this is easier to understand than my initial instructions.
Ok, I keep tweaking the description here. Sorry, but all you great Zaar folks are helping me write this in a manner that it makes sense. Yes - give each diner a blank form to fill out their personal menus.