It’s time for another Fearless Friday where we invite our readers to push their boundaries in the kitchen. It’s easy to get caught up in a routine and never try new things, so each Friday we invite everyone to share what they’ve tried. We want to hear the successes and the failures. Blenza, the site that created Mr. Linkies is having technical difficulties. Tell us or link to your Fearless Friday adventures in the comments. If you’d like the badge, cut and paste the code in the box into your post or sidebar. It’s not a requirement, but it does help spread the fun.
This week I fully intended to push myself into posting a pie crust tutorial. It’s not that I can’t make a pie crust, it’s simply not an activity I find enjoyable, so I’ve put it off for over two years. Unfortunately my allergies conspired against me and there was no way I could have rolled out dough yesterday. Well, it may have been rolled out, but it would have been unfit for human consumption. Instead, I’m pulling out a project I had intended to use around Halloween.
While I have three small children, I’m not big on gimmicks to get kids to eat. I have some weird half-baked theory that kids will eat when hungry. So it’s rare that I One day I was meandering around the old interwebz and stumbled on squidlies. Mr. Heather was just as tickled; we scrapped our dinner plans and set to work. This was the result. Was it difficult? No, but it pushed my personal boundary of avoiding gimmicky foods on some imaginary principle. If I’d serve them stove top macaroni and cheese with hot dogs, is this really any different?
- 1 package hot dogs
- 1 lb dry spaghetti noodles
- 1 batch of simple cheese sauce
- blue food dye – optional
Prepare a large pot of water for pasta, just as if you were cooking spaghetti.
While the water is heating, slice the hot dogs into coins 1/2″ – 1″ thick.
Break the spaghetti noodles in half and poke into the hot dogs, don’t pierce all the way through, just enough to lodge them firmly. When the water reaches a full boil, add the hot dogs and cook for the full time recommended by your brand of pasta.
While the pasta is heating make the basic cheese sauce. Before serving stir in the food dye, if you’d like. Arrange on a plate and serve.
There is a catch, my kids became enamored with these goofy things and now frequently request them.
Now, what did you do for Fearless Friday?