Want the perfect babysitter meal for the kiddos? I mentioned that I recently found a deal on restaurant meals (Thanks Ebates). Now add the perfect meal for the babysitter to make with the kids and we have a terrific “date night” plan. All you need is pasta and hot-dogs.spaghetti and hotdogs, hairy hotdogs. We broke the spaghetti in half.   The kids had fun stuffing them into the hot-dog chunks.   Then we boiled the hairy hot-dogs and served them with BBQ sauce to dip them in.   It was a hit and easy enough for a sitter to replicate.preschool silly food spaghetti and hotdogs.Where did I get my inspiration? From one of my favorite blogs, Tribal Times! They made hotdog octopuses months ago, alas my two year old couldn’t “thread” the hotdogs, so we made ours “hairy” but just as much fun!


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  1. Funny how a kids dish I created over 25 years ago has come so far. My kids serve them to their kids. We also make dinosaur eggs but that’s another recipe that I won’t let get out like My hairy hot dogs did. Glad you like em

  2. This looks like fun. It goes to show kids will eat anything when they help make it. We just might try it. I think precooked italian sausage and spaghetti sauce might be fun.
    I’ve gotten my kids to eat brussell sprouts. We wash, cut off the ends, cut them in half, add one fourth cup water, add one fourth cup sugar, cover with saran wrap, and cook on high in the microwave for about four minutes. Don’t let your kids take the wrap off. We like to add extra sugar or salt after cooking.

  3. we made these months ago, and they were a huge flop in our house! glad that your kiddos loved them!

  4. What fun! I was wondering how those would turn out when I heard you mention them. I thought you ate the hotdogs with the dry spaghetti “hair”. LOL

  5. We’ve done these too & added tomato sauce. The kids thought it was fun!