Monday, March 9, 2009

Octopus and Shells

This is such a fun and easy lunch to make for your kids, and it looks so cute, they'll love it!

To make the octopus:

Take a hot dog and cut it in half. Then take a sharp knife and cut up the length of the hot dog, leaving about an in at the rounded end for the head. Keep rotating and cutting until you have 8 legs.

Boil water in a medium saucepan and drop the cut octopuses into the boiling water and cook until hot.

Serve over shells and cheese!

Shells and Cheese Recipe

Prepare about 1/2 lb. shells pasta according to directions.

While the noodles are cooking, prepare the cheese sauce in a medium saucepan by melting 2 tbls. butter over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix until completely blended. Pour in 1 cup of milk and stir well. Keep stirring until thickened, then add 1 cup of shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add cooked pasta and stir until pasta is coated, and serve. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I have to try this one. Ana was just talking about octupus the other day.:)