One of the perks of being in a creative industry is that a good majority of my friends are of the same mind. They’re constantly supplying me with inspiration for both food and non-food related projects, which is fantastic because I really don’t have any extra time to scour the world-wide-web in search of the next big thing. Have no fear, the Artsy Friends are here.
Recently, one of the designers I work with sent an email with the subject line, ‘You should make these. Only better.’ The picture was of some greasy hot dog chunks skewered with spaghetti noodles.
Finley and I set out to kick those ‘puppies’ up a notch by mapping out an ‘Under the Sea’ themed lunch menu. (Admittedly, he did most of the work.)
The highlight of this meal was, hands-down, the Hot Dog Jellyfish. Super simple to make, and super fun to eat.
Hot Dog Jellyfish (Makes 8)
- 2 Turkey dogs (or regular hot dogs, it’s your call)
- 20 Uncooked spaghetti noodles (broken in half)
Cut each of the turkey dogs into 8 slices (for a total of 16). Jab the uncooked pasta randomly through two of the slices to hold them together. Repeat until you’ve got 8 individual jellyfish.
In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil, add the jellyfish and cook for around 6 minutes (or until the pasta is tender.) Drain and serve. How easy was that?
I’m a big proponent of not only involving my kids in cooking, but also making sure mealtime is fun.
Trust me, even picky eaters like mine clean their plates when they look like this…
Jenn is a full-time mom, flex-time advertising industry ninja, full-time food lover in Scottsdale, AZ. When she’s not busy feeding faces, wiping butts or searching for her sanity, you can find her trying to outwit other food bloggers, http://www.omfgsogood.com, on Twitter @OMFGSoGOOD, Facebook, or promoting her husband’s graphic design and fine art business, Trapdoor Studio. http://www.trapdoorstudio.com.