Soup (à la Chef Joey)

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An easy homemade soup, filled with all of your favorite toys, a little milk, and a pinch of sugar. Legend has it, it makes you have super strong muscles.


Ok, ok, so this isn’t really a recipe, but it kind of is. 

Since the beginning of my blogging career, I’ve always put out new content on Wednesdays, and for no particular reason other than it was just a day I liked to get it done.

I was working full time, so often able to only do my baking on the weekends, and Monday was too quick of a turnaround. Wednesday was my sweet spot, so I’ve mostly always been a Wednesday poster.

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When I started planning out 2020 content, I thought that April 1st being a Wednesday was the perfect opportunity to let my toddler have at his own recipe.

I envisioned giving him all the ingredients and letting him have at it, take the pictures and everything (he’s actually not horrible at using my DSLR if I set him up with the right manual settings). 

And then, a few weeks ago, he emerged from playing in the basement with one of our pots and exclaimed “I made soup, mom!” 

I leaned into his imagination and asked him about the ingredients, how to make it, how to serve it, and why it was special. And I took notes!

Those notes are in the “recipe” below, and you can see that if I let the toddler do the blogging, things would be a lot less involved around here. 

Or maybe more involved? He’s kind of vague with his ingredients and method, but I think it gets the point across. 

Life is still absolutely bananas, and while we all navigate this uncertainty, let us remember that there is still innocence in this world and that our children will one day be learning about this crazy time in their history classes. 

I’ve enjoyed pressing “pause” on real life today, and while I’m looking forward to getting back into the good stuff next week (April’s Brownie of The Month is on deck!), I hope this silly April Fools’ joke brought you a smile during this otherwise dismal time.

Hang in there, folks. And if you’re struggling, FaceTime a toddler you know and ask them to make you some soup. Guaranteed to light up your life a bit.

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Soup (à la Chef Joey)

An easy homemade soup, filled with all of your favorite toys, a little milk, and a pinch of sugar. Legend has it, it makes you have super strong muscles.
Prep Time5 minutes
Recipe Author Lynn April
Servings: 6 servings


  • toys
  • dominoes
  • metal
  • milk
  • sugar


  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Mix it fast for 2 minutes.
  • Serve super super warm with goldfish (or bunnies), graham crackers, and lettuce.
Did you make this recipe?Mention @freshaprilflours on Instagram or tag #freshaprilflours!

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  1. Go Joey! This absolutely was the most perfect post and recipe for right now! I want to eat “Joey Soup” every day! I wish we all could still have the creativity, mind set, kindness and wonderment toddlers exude! Lynn, love the whit and lightheartedness behind the April 1st, April Fools, Wednesdays, toddler prospective and refreshing joy!

  2. Awww, that is adorable! It certainly brought a smile to my face 🙂 You’ve got a regular little chef on your hands, Lynn; can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.