Everyone should want to have fun with food.
Personally, I think everyone should make an octopus-shaped hot dot at least once in their life. And if you have kids, they – more than likely – love hot dogs. So: problem solved. Go and make yourself some octopuses for dinner. Or octopi. Either way.
And to get extra creative, dab on some mustard eyes and throw them in a bed of zucchini seaweed:
Okay, I know: my “seaweed” looks a little mushy. That’s because I shredded the zucchini kinda small. Looked a little more like angel hair than linguine. Still, it gets the point across.
To make the hot dogs, I sliced through them before cooking them. You could them boil or microwave them.
To make the zucchini, I shredded it, and then threw it in a frying pan with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder for a few minutes.
Granted, my kids were far too excited about the hot dogs to pay much attention to the zucchini, but they did eat a little. If you’d prefer, you could always serve the dogs over some spaghetti that you cooked with a little green food coloring instead.