Happy Saturday! The skies are blue and the weather promises to at least somewhat behave today, so there are no complaints here in Chicago.
I was glad to see in the comments that I was at least able to get a couple of you on my little April Fools joke. When I first put the post up and sent it to Bobby, he obviously knew right away since I had never once mentioned this to him. (Although wouldn’t it be fun to prove him wrong and just do it anyway?)
When I sent the email out to my friends, it was another story. What follows is an absolutely hilarious conversation with my friend Lauren on G-chat. The funniest part about it was that just moments before, she had changed her status to read, “Happy April Fools Day!” Oh, the irony.
My business partner, Jill, was equally dumbfounded at the news. She wrote me back to make sure I was really serious. When I told her I was, she was nothing but supportive. Here is our email chain:
At this point in the morning, I am laughing hysterically. More and more comments are coming in on the post itself that say “April Fools” and yet my friends are still believing me! It was more than I ever could have hoped for.
Miss Sam (side note: you should click her link because she has a new food blog, My Boyfriend Bakes, and it is absolutely amazing) was another story. She saw right through my lies – and the picture I posted – immediately.
But that didn’t stop her from playing the joke on one of our mutual friends, who knows both Bobby and me and also believed this crazy story. I believe the conversation went as follows:
- Michael: Jenn cant be serious with this name stuff. Krennducki solves none of the issues. She will still have a different name than her kids and it still rhymes.
- Sam: Well I heard that Bobby is now considering changing his name to the same thing. I don’t know, I try not to get involved.
- Michael: That just is a phonetically arduous name. It has no linguistic background. This should not get me mad.
Yes, these are the types of conversations that followed after an innocent April Fools prank. I cannot make this stuff up! My holiday was made. I am happy to hear that a few of you believed me, too.
To officially set the record straight…
I am not changing my name to Jenn Krennducki!!
This year’s prank, however, seemed to be more believable than in the past.
If you can’t tell, April Fools Day is somewhat of a celebrated holiday around here. One of the best blog pranks I saw yesterday was Sabrina’s tea kettle replacement.
What were some of your blog world favorites?
With good pranks come good meals, and I certainly had an outstanding lunch and dinner. First stop? Hannah’s Bretzel. If you have been reading ye olde ancient blog, you will know how much I was, at one time, obsessed with this place.
Their bread is like heaven. You know how much I love bread? Well, their bread is the absolute best.
I chose the Italian Parma Ham and Goat Cheese sandwich on whole grain bretzel. The two are combined with baby arugula, rosemary infused asparagus and white truffle oil for a truly mind-blowing taste experience.
The sandwich came with tamari roasted almonds. Plus, it was 47.1% organic.
I am never one to say no to carbohydrates when they are in the form of bread. As a result, dinner was no different this week. Bobby and I whipped up one of our favorite pairings: Annie’s Whole Wheat Shells & White Cheddar – amplified.
What does amplified mean, you ask?
It means taking an ordinary box of mac and making it extraordinary. 😉 While the shells are cooking, we throw shrimp and edamame into a pan and sizzle them up with roughly 1/2 packet of white wine and herb marinade.
Combining those flavors with the white cheddar makes one ridiculously good bowl of ingredients.
I urge you to try it sometime with whatever seasoning you like most!
April Fools Success + Successfully Delicious Meals = One Happy Bender
What are your plans for this weekend?
Let me know about your favorite April Fools Day pranks, too!