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Play with Your Food: Frankly Funny Ways with Wieners

July 27th, 2012 · 9 Comments

It’s Friday – let’s play with our food. Try these fun ways to use and show hot dogs. The mummies are great for Halloween – bookmark them!

Use crescent rolls and brush with egg wash to create these snails (with feet?) From www.berlitos.co.uk

Mummy dogs – from StreetFoodJoe.com


Octopi dogs from Chefmom.sheknows.com


Crabs and more…

Crabs and octopi. From Hobbiesonabudget.com via cutefoodforkids.com

To amaze the kids – thread raw spaghetti through the hot dogs, then boil ’em till spaghetti is done.

Spaghetti-strung dogs. From thehousebythesea.wordpress.com


Tags: Kids' Cooking · Play With Your Food

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Betsy Cohen // Jul 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    These are adorable!

    Do you have any recommendations of hot dogs that parents will love eating as well as playing with?



  • 2 CareyOD // Jul 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    The mummy dogs are first-place weiners!

  • 3 Taylor Morgan // Jul 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Love these, Jan! My fave is the Snail Dogs..more so to look at than to eat! And…the next time I make spaghetti, I’m going to do that threading thing, except with sausage. Very cool!

  • 4 Mark Golden // Jul 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Since I have moved back to Boston, I am going to show these to Simco’s on the Brudge. Maybe they will put them on the menu. (Ask Taylor about Simco’s)

  • 5 Fran // Jul 31, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I love this. Wish I’d done that when my grand kids
    were younger. Also love to carve fruits and veggies

  • 6 Judy // Aug 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    What are the eyes made of on the first pic? Also, do you have complete instructions for these cute ones yelling “H E L P” in the first photo?

  • 7 Jan Norris // Aug 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Judy: black-eyed peas formed the eyes in photo no. 1. Sorry: don’t have complete instructions. You need to mold the crescent roll strips or bread dough strips around a cone mold (make one from aluminum foil) before baking…and brush them with egg wash to make them shiny…

  • 8 Judy // Aug 5, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Thanks Jan – that is very helpful 🙂 I can’t wait to make these cute little fellows!

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