There’s some ideas you see and you just know they’re from Pinterest. This is one of them. Everyone who has a kid, knows a kid, or wants a kid in the future probably has this recipe pinned. It’s pretty much classic Pinterest. You know you’ve seen it.
Hot dogs with spaghetti noodles COOKED INSIDE. It’s such a simple idea, but I never would have thought of it on it’s own. The first time I saw it, I knew I wanted to make it, but its kind of an odd thing to just make for yourself if you’re a grown woman. (Not that this always stops me!!)
My nephew was visiting this weekend, and he’s a ridiculously picky eater. I’ve rarely seen this child finish a meal, unless it was completely composed of vegetables. (If you’re going to be picky though, only liking veggies is probably the way to go)
I broke the spaghetti noodles in half, to make them more manageable for a 3 year old. I probably could have let him help with this step, but he likely would have wanted to eat the raw hot dogs. Ew.
I couldn’t resist swiping a few of these to eat myself. They are definitely a KID food, all the way. Maybe not the most nutritious thing in the world, but sometimes you just need to have a fun “treat” for dinner! And you could always use whole wheat or veggie based pasta with nitrate free or turkey hot dogs to make it a little healthier.
I cut the hot dogs in smaller pieces after they were cooked, which takes a little bit away from the fun aesthetic, but makes it safer for little ones to consume. He ate the entire plate!! (minus the ones I ate, of course)