|With it being the final week of Summer I have favoured the last of warm weather to wear our shorts and summer tanks. We are still unsure about when we are coming home to England so I have been finding things to keep our days fun. What better to keep their interest than fun food! Today I made them ‘Octopus Speghetti’ for lunch with Turkey hotdogs and whole wheat spegetti. It was pretty simple to make. First I cut each hotdog into four sections. I wanted the octopus to have eight arms so I punctured the noodles into the center until the ‘arms’ were even on each side. Once the water had boiled I put the Octopuses into the pot and as the noodles started to cook they sunk down far enough to cook evenly. Once they were cooked and drained I covered it up with some leftover sauce and voilà! It was definitely a huge hit with my boys.
This week we started it off with a cookout with friends of the family at the park. Another time for hot dogs, this time grilled over a fire pit. My boys do not eat a lot of hotdogs, so they were much more excited about the dessert: S’mores! We had fun roasting the marshmallows and trying not to catch them on fire. Better yet pairing them with chocolate and putting them in between two graham crackers. Its been a great week and I look forward to Fall starting tomorrow!