In our house, Shark Week is a holiday. It has been something I have made a thing out of for years. I am actually pretty sure it is one thing my kids will tell their kids about one day. It is something I enjoy and something they look forward to.
This year I have scaled it back a bit. I will still do a project every day but this year I am only going to do two dinners. The first meal is one I have made every year and the one my kids look forward to the most, Octodogs, however this year I took it a step further.
The Octodogs are something so very easy to make. So easy that I have been making them the last 13 years.
You will want to start by boiling a lot of water. While the water is boiling, you will need to collect your hotdogs on a plate and cut into thirds. Using a paring knife cuts slits in the bottom of your hotdog piece. Also using your paring knife you can create eyes and a mouth.
Once they are cut and the water is boiling you can add them to the boiling water until they curl up. Then remove. Ta-da! You made your first Octodog!
This year I decided to pair them with green beans for seaweed and home made mac and cheese colored blue with food coloring to be water or as my 9 year old requested, coral.
The recipe to my mac and cheese can be found here. Its a family recipe that I put my own twist on and the only mac and cheese my daughter will eat. Enjoy!