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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Octopus For Lunch, Anyone?

by Amy M. O'Quinn

How would you like to eat an octopus for lunch? No, not a real octopus! But you can make one from a hot dog for a special lunchtime treat! Here’s how:

With adult supervision, use a knife to split a hot dog in half lengthwise, stopping about halfway up. Then split each of those halves into fourths (again lengthwise), being careful not to cut off any of the pieces. You should now have eight ‘tentacles!’

Now, simply put the hot dog into a saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil, and cook until done. Voila! Place your ‘octopus’ on a serving plate and enjoy! For more variety, you could use ketchup and mustard to create eyes and a smile. A fun twist on an old favorite!

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