Octopus Hotdogs

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

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