Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What's Cooking Wednesday

Shan hosts a weekly "What's Cooking Wednesday" segment on her blog and while I hardly thing that this "recipe" fits in with her geniusness, it's a HUGE hit with the kids, and I was in need of a blog post!

Octopus Hotdogs

you will need:
*as many hotdogs as you plan to serve
*a sharp knife
*pot of boiling water
*mac and cheese to serve them on, if desired

First, slice into 4-8 sections, only going about 3/4 of the way up the hotdog (cutting into 4 sections is much faster, much easier, and MY kids, at least, don't make issue that there aren't enough legs...)

example of 4 legs:

example of 8 legs:

Second, cut wedges for the eyes

Third, add hotdogs into boiling water (I only added one for picture purposes) and watch the legs begin to curl up

Last, serve them up! We like to put ours on top of Kraft Mac and Cheese...

Here is a closer picture of the final product (notice the eyes!)


Auntie said...

That's pretty cool!

Mommy Project said...

Oh, Leah...that is ADORABLE! I love it! What a great idea. My kids *hate* hot-dogs (I know, I know...but I've also met kids who hate they do exist), but they would definitely get a big kick out of this! They just may want to keep it as a pet, rather than eat it.

Mommy Project said...

I'm back...
I have to ask...
where did you get this idea and are there more coming????
I'm always on the look-out for insanely adorable ways to prepare food for the girls. This is the best I've seen in awhile!! :)

Cindy Lou Who said...

What an adorable idea! I love it! Will have to try it when the nephews come over...Thanks for the idea...And I agree with Mommy Project...More to come???

Shan said...

Speaking as WCW founder I have to say each WCW entry is as good as the next. And I hope to see more of these. My girls would love this. Totally adorable!

Betsy said...

Leah that is so cute!!

Kaci said...

ADORABLE! You are so creative Miss LL!

Martha said...

Fun...we did something quite similar last year for Elzie's "Swamp Party" birthday party. Only we did them on the gril and they curl up really nicely...we didn't do teh eyes though great additional touch! :) You ought to stir in some blue food coloring to make the mac n cheese nice and greenish so it'd be like water! LOL (kind of )

City Girl said...

OMG this is SO cool. What a great idea. I'm 30 and I totally want these in my mac and cheese now :) Guess I am a kid at heart.