Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hot Dog Spaghetti . . .

How fun is this? I saw this on a friend's facebook page today and had to try it out! I knew my kids would love it.


All you need is hot dogs* and spaghetti.

Cut up the dogs and get ready to get your old Kerplunk skills out. (Didn't you just hate sticking all those sticks in the game before you could even start? I did!)


McCartney is my tried and true kitchen assistant. She really liked this project. All you do is stick the uncooked spaghetti through a piece of cut up hot dog. We did 5 spaghetti noodles per piece.

Then you make a silly toothless picture to amuse your mother.


Then you have a plate full for really funny looking things.


Dump them in some boiling water for about 10 minutes.


Then you get this!

The kids really wanted to put ketchup on it, but I couldn't handle the thought. They ate them really well without condiments.



*Don't lecture me about the evils of hot dogs. (I mean come on, I bought the nitrate free ones!) I was raised on hot dogs since my grandfather worked the "weiner machine" as he called it as Eckrich when I was little.

crossed posted at my recipe blog.

8 comments:

Kari said...

How cute is that?!!

Bean is going to be all over this idea.

Jules said...

Turkey dogs are not so bad for you and I think they taste good. Not as good as the real thing of course.

Miz Kizzle said...

That looks like excellent kid food! I wish I'd known about it when mine were younger. At 15, 19 and 21 they're beyond the spaghetti and hot dog age but it looks so dang cute! If I have to do any cooking project with kids at church or with my nieces and nephew I'm going to try it. How many pieces of pasta do you poke through each hot dog piece?
And no, hot dogs are not the healthiest food but every once in awhile they fine. Everything in moderation...

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Goldenpix said...

Why'd you wimp out on the ketchup? This needs some kind of sauce...

Amy C. said...

I am making this sometime!!! I think my kids will eat that without much complaint! ;)
McCartney is cute.

No. 7 said...

You aren't American if you don't consume at least 5 hotdogs per year. It's true. I have to admit, when I first saw that photo on Pinterest, I thought, Yeah...so? Hotdogs and spaghetti? Then I looked at it after I had some coffee and thought, OH! hotdogs wrapped around spaghetti. Genius and fun!

Jodi W. Brown said...

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