Sunday, March 28, 2010
Well, the weekend with my grandchildren has ended, and I'm back to a silent house. No more waking up with a little person's face nose-to-nose with mine. No more making everything "fair". No more hearing a sweet little munchkin voice repeating "grandma, grandma, grandma" over and over again. I'll miss them, but it's time to regroup and be an adult again. Made me wonder how I did it with six...
I just can't get out of "kid" mode, because I still enjoy reading Family Fun magazine. I clipped this idea a few issues ago, and it came in handy for lunch with the grandkids.
They loved “trimming” the hair on these crazy looking squid-type dogs. I thought they would hate the mustard eyes, but even I thought mustard tasted great with the pasta - surprise!
Little hands can handle "spearing" hot dogs with spaghetti - they really got into it.
I’ve seen variations of this idea called “octodogs” - but I liked this variation with plain old spaghetti (instead of curling the ends of a hot dog).
You can call these odd little things squidlings, pasta dogs, stringy sausages, or hairy dogs, etc.... Use your imagination.
I named them for my kids’ pronunciation of the word spaghetti.
Kids love both hot dogs AND pasta - so you can’t lose with this combination. Prepare to play with your food if these are on the menu...
For the recipe/instructions for this kid-pleasing lunch - go to: