Thursday, January 27, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese with Octo-Dogs

I am a creature of habit, no doubt about it.  I tend to make the same lunch each day for Susie and I.  However, I do break away from the mold every now and again and make something fun and silly for us.  Earlier this week, I made this lunch which I found the idea in a fun kids' cookbook. 

Macaroni and Cheese with Octo-Dogs
Recipe from Cooking with Kids cookbook, pg. 138
Adapted by Carina Smith, Kitchen Groovy

Hot Dogs - as many as desired (I used 2)
Box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Frozen Corn, if desired
Gold Fish Crackers

Prepare mac and cheese, according to directions.  While boiling pasta, add corn. 

In the meantime, heat hot dogs in the microwave, about a minute.  To cut hot dogs, lay 1 hot dog on its side with one end facing you.  Starting 1" from one end of the hot dog, slice hot dog vertically in half.  Take 2 pieces, and cut those in half, which will leave you 4 pieces.  Cut each of those pieces in half and you will have 8 "legs". 

Arrange octo-dog on top of the mac and cheese on each plate.  Draw faces on the "heads" of octo-dogs with mustard.

Sprinkle with gold fish crackers.

This picture doesn't have gold fish crackers on it, but how cute it would be to add them!

Enjoy and live life with gusto!

1 comment:

  1. this is wonderful! I would be so happy if my mother made me this...even now!