Octo-Dog and Shells

I’ve decided that I’m a little bored with cooking. I make the same basic things for dinners and I’m getting tired of it. Dinner should be fun, right? So that’s our new theme for the summer. Fun food! So we bought a couple of fun kid’s cookbooks. This is the first thing we made – an Octo-Dog dinner.

(We seem to be on a hot dog kick =o) after our Hot Dog Cookies.)

We got this idea from the cookbook “Favorite Brand Names: Simple 1-2-3 : Cooking For Kids”.

It was pretty easy and doesn’t it look cute?

Lay one hot dog on it’s side with the end facing you. Starting one inch from the end of the hot do, slice hot dog vertically in half.

Roll the hot dog 1/4 turn. Slice again. Repeat until you have a total of 8 legs.

Place in boiling water and cook until hot. The legs will automattically turn out.
We made shells in cheese sauce (my son LOVES them!) and placed the hotdog on top.

How cute is that?!?!

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  1. Omg! That is the cutest thing ever! I have to make that for my grandkids. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is SO cute an definitely fun! I would love if you would be willing to post to my linky party! http://jandeecrafts.blogspot.com/ PS Im your newest follower!

    Emily@JanDee Crafts

  3. I’ve done this with the kids before, they have a lot of fun with it! I like to stick raw spaghetti in cut hot dogs and cook them to make a little noodle hotdog octopus!

  4. The kids would live this. I love your posts they’re so fun.

  5. this is too too cute!! i love it!

  6. We used to do this all of the time, except we only did 4 legs. They curl up better when they are a little thicker. We haven’t done it in a long time. Thanks for the good memories!

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!!

  7. Cute and simple…I’m going to do this. Love the addition of the goldfish crackers!

  8. I love it!!! So much better than a boring hot dog! I came over from Jandeecrafts blog and I am glad I did!

  9. So cute! My son made these for snack at preschool to go along with their ocean theme.

  10. These are great! I think any kid would love to eat such a fun dish:)

  11. That is TOO funny! My lil’ Goose would LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing. I hopped over from Jan-Dee crafts linky party:)
    Happy Monday

  12. That is soooo cute!!! Your kids are sure lucky to have such a creative mom 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

  13. bahahahaaa this is just too tooooo CUTE

  14. Hi 🙂 I followed your link-up here from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. I use to love doing this type of thing with our four sons. For three years I also had the privalage of working in a pre-school. Creativity rocks! :-}

  15. Too cute! The next time I make hot dogs for my kids (the husband and the mama), I’m making this! Thank you. 🙂

    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

  16. That is awesome! Must try this. Thanks! (found you on Tot Tuesdays at Delicious Ambiguity)

  17. Very cute! We did something similar with our hotdog crocs! But I like this better and the goldfish are a really cute touch!
    Thanks for joining in with the blog party over at Of Such is the Kingdom!

  18. Hahah those are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  19. This is sooooooo fun! I love it!! I just came across your blog via Tasty Tuesdays – I’ll be back!

  20. That is so cute! I am putting that on the menu. (My kids are bored too)

  21. that is too funny! what kid wouldn’t want that? coming over from the girl creative.

  22. OMGosh. That is ADOR-A-BLE!!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  23. This made my day. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  24. My son is all about the octopus right now…this is perfect! Thanks.

  25. I’ve made these before, but I never thought to put goldfish in the mix – super cute!

  26. I’ve gotta remember to make these. How cute! 🙂 I wonder if I could wrap one of those octodogs around broccoli. lol

  27. Fun!!!

    Visiting via Just for the Joy of it from http://www.imalazymom.com

  28. I was going to say “have you tried hotdogs threaded with speghetti” then I saw a picture that you had!!!! LOL Thanks for linking up!

  29. Hi Erin, What a fantastic idea! My kids will love this!

  30. Awesome dish for kids! I made some octopuses using spagetti noodles stuck through cut up weinies and my kids loved them! Thanks for sharing at It’s Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

  31. Okay, that made me laugh out loud! We once had green breakfast on St. Patrick’s day. Even though they tasted normal, none of us could quite stomach the green eggs!

  32. great job!! I’ve seen this in a cookbook but maybe not with the goldfish. Cuteness!!

  33. Haha! That’s so cute and funny! I love it! I don’t have any kiddos yet to make this for. I wonder what my husband would think if I served this to him. haha

  34. Hilarious! Also a leetle bit scary! I love it!

  35. I love this idea and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for following. I am following you, too!

  36. Love this!
    Thanks for linking up!

  37. I did this for my son’s third “ocean” birthday. I also made blue JELLO in a trifle dish with red gummy fish and animals for the ocean. He had an octopus cake…. way fun!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  38. I cracked up when I saw this- such a fun idea. Thanks for stopping by our blog on Friday and linking up- we love having you participate!

  39. Love this idea! So very creative and fun. Just wanted to let you know I featured you on Tot Tuesdays this week!

  40. So cute! My kids saw me looking at this and they were so excited. Can we make that Mommy???

  41. Now I know what we are having for lunch today! Fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing!

  42. This is a riot! Very cute!

  43. My daughter’s kindergarten teacher (Many years ago…) made something like this for “O” week. She didn’t have the addition of the cute sea shells and the whole shebang. I love this and think it’s adorable!

  44. I featured your blog over at painitsewthrifty.blogspot.com! I tried out your Octo-dogs and everyone loved them! You can check out the post here:

    Come grab your featured button!

  45. this is just too cute, I love it and I know kids would too

  46. Looks disgusting

  47. Looks disgusting