|You will need Velveeta Shells & Cheese, Mustard, and Hotdogs. I got Bun length Hotdogs so they would be good and long.|
|You will want to cut the bottom half (maybe a little more than half if you do smaller dogs) in half like so. Then you will turn and cut the two cuts in half making four cuts.|
|Then you will cut those bits into 8 for the Octopus tentacles.|
|Here are my Octopus friends ready for some action.|
|Set a pot of water on to boil. When it's ready throw in the shells and cook them according to the package directions.|
|Set another pan on to boil. When it's ready throw in the Octo-dogs. Please forgive the creepy hotdog water.|
|When your shells are ready drain them well. I always add them back into the same pan so the warmth will help with the next step.|
|Empty the contents of the cheese pouch and mix it all together. Make sure to take a bite just to make sure it it is tasty. Maybe a second bite is in order just to make sure the opinion of the first bite was accurate.|
|Drain your Octo-dogs. See how fun the tentacles curled up in the boiling process.|
|Portion out the Shells & Cheese and place an Octo-dog on top of each.|
|Using a toothpick get a little bit of mustard and paint little eyes on the Octo-dogs cause they want to see all the fun too.|
|Look at how cute and happy they are.|
Hotdog Octopus Recipe
Source: Making Memories with Your Kids
1 Box Velveeta Shells & Cheese
4 Bun Length Hotdogs
Prepare the Shells & cheese as directed.
Take your hotdogs and you will cut the bottom half into 8 equally sized tentacles. Boil the hotdogs about ten minutes then remove from water.
Portion out the Shells & cheese into 4 bowls and top with a hotdog. Take a toothpick and dab it in mustard and paint eyes on the hotdog. Enjoy!