creepy eats: terror of the octo-dogs!!!

octo-dogs | everybody likes sandwiches

While I’m not one of those people who go crazy for Halloween, I’m a subtle fan. I love getting together with friends and watching cheesy horror movies, carving jack-o-lanterns and walking around the neighbourhood seeing all the kids trick or treating. But this year, I decided to take things up a notch. Hot dogs meet spaghettini.

octo-dogs | everybody likes sandwiches

Introducing Octo-Dogs!

octo-dogs | everybody likes sandwiches

Terror Worms!!

octo-dogs | everybody likes sandwiches

Creature From The Spaghetti Pot!!!

Totally scary, right? Right?

octo-dogs | everybody likes sandwiches

A few years ago I spotted this idea on some random blog. Then a few weeks ago, Tara from Tea & Cookies, tweeted about these creepy weenies and reminded me about how much fun it can be to play with your food. Idea + Halloween, hello?! So I got to it. I used spaghettini but angel hair pasta would be good too – plain old spaghetti could be too thick and take too long to cook – the noodles packed into the dogs are a bit chewier than the free-floating spaghetti “legs”.

It’s easy, a little bit frightening and totally fun. I served these at lunch and the consensus was that this wasn’t just lunch, it was a special surprise. We don’t have kids, but it’s nice to feed your inner childhood goofball. Add your favorite sauce. Dot some eyeballs with mustard. Drizzle with pesto for an eerie creepy hue. It’s a heck of a lot of fun. Boo!

elsewhere: Want something a bit less goofy? Jump over to Poppytalk and take a bite out of these coffee-shop worthy cherry & dark chocolate scones.

octo-dogs | everybody likes sandwiches

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14 comments to “creepy eats: terror of the octo-dogs!!!”

  1. 1
    vanillasugarblog   October 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    LOL!
    Cute, very cute!

  2. 2
    Katy   October 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    clever!

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    Bunny Eats Design   October 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Very cool! I wonder what other animals your creatures you could make with this method?

  4. 4
    Joanne   October 29, 2012 at 3:56 am

    These are very cool! I’d say cute but…that seems minorly inappropriate. :P

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    kickpleat   October 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks vanillasugarb :) I’ll go with cute too!

    Thanks Katy!

    Bunny, give it a try & if you come up with something interesting, let me know!

    Joanne, cool, cute & terrifying?! Ha.

  6. 6
    Sues   October 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

    These are adorable! I would have never thought to do this, but it’s SUCH a great idea!

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    Joanne (Bijoux)   October 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe when I first saw it on Pinterest. We don’t usually buy hot dogs though so it would be a once in a decade treat. This food definitely caters to the inner child in all of us.

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    lori   October 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Chris said: “halloweiners!”

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    kickpleat   November 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Sues, it’s totally fun & silly :)

    BIjoux, I’m totally a hot dog fan so I love these! I fully embrace my inner child.

    lori & chris, totally!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe   November 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Tee hee…these make me giggle for some reason. What a fun meal!

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    kickpleat   November 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Thanks amanda, totally silly indeed!

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    lapiubelladitutte   November 6, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Halloween crazyness here as welle, but I don’t think I ‘ve seen anything similar!!!

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    Stefani   November 6, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I made this for my boyfriend’s 7 year old son for dinner on Hallowe’en. He loved it! It’s now become a favourite. Thanks for this. :)

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    kickpleat   November 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Enjoy, lapiu!!

    Sefani, so glad it was well enjoyed!! Hooray!!

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