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.
Creature From The Spaghetti Pot!!!
Totally scary, right? Right?
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.
4 hot dogs (vegetarian or meaty), cut into quarters
a handful of spaghettini or angel hair pasta
ketchup, mustard, spaghetti sauce, pesto or some combination there of
Poke pasta into hot dog pieces. Fill a large (deep & wide) pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the hot dog creatures into the boiling water and cook until pasta is done. Play with your condiments and play with your food. Creepy eats!