Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hot Dog Octopus with Seaweed for the kids!

I know this sounds simple, but the kids love it!  Serve up some steamed baby carrots to "healthify" it a little!

Sorry I don't have a picture, but I think you'll get the idea if you use your imagination!

4 hot dogs
1 package ramen noodles
4 drops green food coloring

Prepare noodles with flavoring.  Drain off water.  Add food coloring, divide among 4 plates. 

Bring to boil 1/2 pan of water in a medium sized saucepan.  Lay the hot dogs out on a cutting board.  Cut in 1/2 lengthwise, leaving 1 inch whole at one end.  Rotate 1/4 turn, and slice lenthwise again through both layers.  Now be careful  not to break or cut off any legs, but take each quarter and split it in 1/2 lengthwise again, so there are now 8 "legs."  Repeat with each hot dog.  Throw hot dogs, one at a time, into the boiling water.  Cook for a minute or so, until the octopus curls up.  remove carefully with a slotted spoon, drain, place on seaweed noodles. 

If you're really crafty, you can draw a face on the octopus with ketchup or mustard. 


1 comment:

  1. You are so creative!! I bet your kids loved this!!