Friday, April 30, 2010

Octopus and Seaweed

This is such a cute lunch for a kid. I snagged the recipe from Heidi at tried-and-truecookingwithheidi who said she found it in an old Simple and Delicious magazine. She has TONS of great recipes with pics on her blog, so I recommend checking it out.

The only adjustment I made was halving the hot dog before slicing out the legs. I didn't think Willow could manage a whole one. She was thrilled when she saw it and gobbled it all up ... green noodles and all. Mmmm.

Octopus and Seaweed
(Adjust amounts according to how many you will be serving)

1 package (3 ounces) beef or chicken ramen noodles
4 hot dogs
5 drops liquid green food coloring
Prepared mustard and ketchup

Cook ramen noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, add 4 in. of water to another large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cut each hot dog lengthwise into eight strips to within 2 in of one end. Drop into boiling water; cook until heated through. Add food coloring to noodles if desired. Drain if necessary. Place noodles on serving plates; top with a hot dog. Add eyes and mouth with dabs of mustard.


tea said...

That's fun!! :)

Heidi said...

I'm glad you tried it and liked it! I am going to 1/2 the hotdog next time. It looks so much cuter!

Jennifer Carden said...

Love this, we make these all the time! The "seaweed" is so cute, we do "air bubbles"! with ketchup!


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