Everyday Mom's Meals: Another Pinterest Find

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another Pinterest Find

Actually, to be truthful, this was an idea I saw on Pinterest way back at Halloween time, and for whatever reason, I can't even remember now, didn't get around to making. Like all moms, I'm sure I just ran out of time and by the time I noticed, we were talking turkey and dressing. Ha! I love finding cute and fun ideas on Pinterest and blogging about them, and here is why. First, I get to try some amazingly adorable ideas and share them w/ my family and then I get to tell all of you about it. I know many of you are Pinterest addicts just like me, but I also realize that you don't have the time to search pin after pin, board after board, and something I might come across, you haven't. I can spend hours on there and miss tons of ideas that others find. Even boards I follow can have recipes, projects, ideas, etc added to them and I won't see them until days or weeks later. It is such a vast collection that I think it is very easy to miss something. Therefore, while I accept the fact some of the ideas I blog about you might have already seen, I also know many of you haven't and therefore I'm sharing new info! These are great for lunch, after school snack or kids' party. And for me, I can't wait to make them again on our annual beach vacation this summer. Alex will be thrilled to eat a ocean inspired lunch while sitting on the balcony watching the waves roll in! I hope you enjoy all the ideas I share w/ you from Pinterest; and maybe I'm even saving you a little time b/c let's face it hours slip away FAST when you are pinning away!

Octo-Dogs
2-3 hot dogs
Ketchup
Mustard
Water

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Meanwhile, cut each hot dog in the middle to make 2 shorter ones from each. Using a very sharp knife, cut each short piece in center on each side making 2 large legs, about 1/2-inch from the top. Then cut each "leg" into 4 skinnier legs, making 8 total. Be sure to use a sharp knife b/c these will be very fragile.  When water is boiling, carefully place hot dogs in and cook 2-3 minutes. The legs will curl a little bit. When done, carefully remove w/ a slotted spoon onto a paper towel to drain. Serve w/ ketchup and mustard if desired. To add facial features, place about 1 tsp ketchup into a small plastic bag. Using scissors, but the smallest tip you can from the end. Squeeze to decorate.

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I added a few shark fruit snacks for fun
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4 comments:

Lauren said...

I remember making these as a kid! So funny! I can see them swimming on a bowl of mac and cheese now...

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The Better Baker said...

These are so hilariously funny...they always make me laugh. I've made them for my grandkids and dyed some ramen noodles green for 'seaweed'. Thanks much for linking up to Weekend Potluck!