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Octopus and Seaweed

Your hungry kids will squirm with delight when they get a look at these remarkable smiley sea creatures perched on a bed of seaweed.—Kerry Tittle, Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) beef ramen noodles
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 5 drops liquid green food coloring, optional
  • Prepared mustard

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the noodles and contents of seasoning packet. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • Meanwhile, add 4 in. of water to another large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cut each hot dog lengthwise into eight strips to within 2 in of one end. Drop into boiling water; cook until heated through.
  • Add food coloring to noodles if desired. Drain if necessary. Place noodles on serving plates; top with a hot dog. Add eyes and mouth with dabs of mustard.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 238 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 860mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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