If you're looking for a fun meal for your kids, this is the right place for you! Aren't these adorable? I originally found this recipe in an old Quick Cooking (now Simple & Delicious) magazine and knew my kids would love it. Sophie and Chase picked ramen noodles and chicken nuggets for their lunch one day last week. Sophie kept complaining because she wanted the ramen noodles with the green stuff on them. I couldn't figure out what she was talking about. Then I remembered this recipe. The last time I made it Chase was still eating baby food (yes, it's been a while), so he didn't remember them and thought they were the coolest. He had fun biting the head off the octopus. We had a meal full of grins and giggles!
OCTOPUS AND SEAWEED
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.
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