Sunday, January 24, 2010


I grew up right with my mother teaching me the important things in life such as, "Do not play with your food."  So of course, I am teaching my kids the same good lessons.  But, every once in a while you just need to bend the rules.   Almost a year ago to the day we had squid-dogs which was a lot of fun for the kids.  While reading my FamilyFun magazine I decided to try these close cousins, Octopus-dogs.

The kids had fun pretending that the were screeming while they were in the pot, kind of like lobsters.  First you start by quartering your hot dogs.  Then you skewer each quarter with dry spaghetti noodles.  I used six, but I guess for a true octopus I should have used eight,.  No, that would have made sixteen legs.  Hum, I should have used four noodles, oh well.  Then pop them in a pot of boiling water.

 Now, if I figure this right, six hot dogs quartered is 24 pieces.  With six noodles per piece is 144 noodles.  I skewered them this time because I was surprising the kids, but next time I think I will have them help me.  They both really thought that they were funny, although Connor didn't like the hot dogs having legs.

1 comment:

Jen said...

These are absolutely hilarious and would be a huge hit at my house. I am definitely going to try them. Sometimes at lunch, we pretend we are ogres and eat like ogres. No manners, mouth open, lips smacking. It is hilarious! These would be excellent for the Ogre Lunch Menu.