Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fun Foods

My kids love mac & cheese with hot dogs cut up in it for lunch. Though I am perfectly willing to make that for them, sometimes I want to punch it up a bit and make them smile. Here is what I did today.
Start with the hot dogs.
About 1 1/2 inches from an end, cut eight strips.

Can you see what is happening? Put that in the microwave and nuke it for a little bit.

The longer you heat it up, the more the legs begin to curl. My kids don't like theirs so hot, so I only had it in the microwave for about 20 seconds for this look.
I took a knife and made two small slits for eyes and then took two chocolate sprinkles and placed one in each slit for eyes.
There you have it! An octopus on a sea of macaroni. It worked! My kids smiled, giggled, laughed, and then proceeded to eat it all up!


Jill said...

OMG! That makes me laugh so hard!!! Although, it kind of grosses me out that your kids eat cold hot dogs....sounds like something Eli would do! :)

Nathan, Shelly & Kaleigh said...

I love it! We do need some motivation for eating so I will try that sometime. Your list is great. I always try to get things done early but there is just too much and it piles up. We also try to buy things throughout the year.

Amber said...

What a fun, yummy lunch! I love your ideas...I think we will have this on Friday for all my kids!