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Monday, January 9, 2012

Munchkin Mondays: Squid Dogs

Over my short little hiatus from blogging after Christmas, one of the ideas I came up with for this blog is Munchkin Mondays. I'm always looking for creative ways to get my picky 4 and 2 year old kids to eat. Each Munchkin Monday recipe will feature a recipe specifically for kids. Today's recipe, Squid Dogs, is one of the easiest and cutest lunch ideas I have come across to easily feed your little munchkin.

Let me tell you a little bit about how I found this recipe:

I love Target. Plain and simple. When they began their dollar section a few years back I fell in love even more. My husband hates the dollar section because it's next to impossible for me to enter without leaving with at least one thing out of there.

One day I came across a little 24 page cookbook for kids titled, Disney Family Fun: Cooking with Kids: Everyday Fun Foods. I'm pretty sure it's a condensed and maybe updated version of this cookbook. For such a small cookbook it sure packs a lot of fun food ideas! Here's a recipe for one of my favorites, Squid Dogs, that I adapted to make a little healthier.

Squid Dogs
4 hot dogs (you can buy nitrate free versions by Oscar Mayer)
thin whole wheat spaghetti, about 60 pieces

Cut hot dogs into 3-4 sections each. Spear each hot dog portion with dry spaghetti as shown in the picture below.

Boil the hot dog-spaghetti pieces until the pasta is tender, about 6-8 minutes. Serve alone or with ketchup or butter for dipping.

Tatiana singing and swinging her squid dogs while wearing her favorite Christmas gift...

Asher laughing at what his sister is doing...

Hope your kids enjoy these as much as mine do!

Linked to Melt in your Mouth Mondays at Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

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