The little tyke

Tentacle Noodles

I can’t explain why I like The Blue Box Mac-n-Cheese. Call it comfort food, nostalgia, or addiction, but I have to have it on occasion. I especially like it with hot dogs, another substance pretending to be food. While they are just fine quartered lengthwise and sliced, occasionally I like to go old school style with my mom’s Tentacles & Noodles.


  • 1 box of Mac-n-Cheese, and ingredients called for on box (milk, & butter usually)
  • 2 Hot Dogs
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Poppy Seeds, if you got ’em


  1. Start boiling water.
  2. Cut hot dogs in half. Starting at the cut end, make a slit halfway up. Continue making slits until you have eight “legs.”
  3. Boil hot dogs with noodles until noodles are tender, drain, and remove hot dogs. Continue mac-n-cheese instructions on box, and move to serving bowls.
  4. Place two “octopuses” on each serving. Decorate with mustard for eyes, and poppy seeds for pupils.
Tentacle Noodles

Aren’t they cute? Boiling them with the noodles makes the tentacles curl.