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Weekend Cooking: spaghetti and meatballs cake!

The kids were home on spring break from school last week – we had taken a family vacation in February, so it was Momtertainment all week long at Chez SITFOB!

On Tuesday, my friend Donna and her boys came over to visit; we caught up with each other while the kids played, then we all made this project that I had seen in Food Network magazine.  It is completely from mixes and prepared food (box cake mix, two tubs of white icing, frozen strawberries):

Bake two 9" round chocolate cakes. Frost one with white icing.

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Break the second layer into pieces and roll them into "meatballs." Eat the rest of the second layer - then wash your hands again!

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Meatballs just like Grandma used to make!

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Add a few drops of yellow food coloring and a teaspoon or so of cocoa powder to white icing. Mix it up and adjust color until you reach the look of 'al dente' pasta.

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Use an icing bag (or ziploc with small hole cut in corner) to pipe 'spaghetti' in a figure-8 fashion on the plate and around the meatballs.

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Run frozen strawberries (thawed) thru the food processor or stick blender until they're mostly smooth, with a few 'tomato' lumps.

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"Can I offer you some fresh grated cheese?" That's white chocolate chips, run thru the hand grater.

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"Too many cooks in the kitchen?" No! They divided and conquered, and created a masterpiece!

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The house specialty - A plate of spaghetti and meatballs

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Yum!

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Curious to see what’s happening in other kitchen around the blogosphere?  Head over to Beth Fish Reads’ round-up of Weekend Cooking posts.  She hosts this weekly feature, where you might find other culinary “adventures”, cookbook reviews, shared recipes … if it’s food-related, it qualifies!

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