I was having a peaceful conversation with a friend one day, and we were discussing different interesting things we feed our kids. Everything was going fine until I asked,
“Have you tried octopus hotdogs?”
I wasn’t thinking along the lines of “chicken hotdogs,” “beef hot dogs,” “octopus hotdogs.” I was thinking of this gem:
This is a fun way of serving hotdogs: here’s what you do –
- Take a hotdog and split it with a knife halfway up lengthwise, twice. So you’re making 4 tentacles.
- Put it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, and the tentacles will curl up when it heats! So awesome!
- Now, if you use natural all-beef hot dogs, you don’t get much curl. But if you use BallPark Franks, they curl like ribbon.
Let your octopus swim among a bed of macaroni.
And heck, make it educational: http://members.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/octopus/Octopuscoloring.shtml