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07/14/2007

Mini Octopus Macaroni & Cheese

This recipe from Kraft Foods adds novelty to the dinner options for those with kids. My experience is that even teenagers appreciate the uniqueness of this one. Hey try it out, I am sure you will be makineasy_mac.gifg it again and again.

I have cooked this in a microwave for for 30 seconds and used the the Kraft Easy Mac product to save time and clean-up. 

4 OSCAR MAYER Wieners
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

CUT wieners in half lengthwise with sharp knife, starting each cut about 1 inch from one of the ends of each wiener. Roll each wiener one-quarter turn and cut a second lengthwise slice in wiener, again starting about 1 inch from the uncut end. (This will form 4 "legs" of the "octopus.") Using a small knife or kitchen scissors, cut each leg lengthwise in half, about 1 inch from the uncut end, creating a total of 8 legs in each wiener. Poke 2 holes into the uncut portion of each wiener for the "eyes."
ADD wieners to pot of boiling water and cook as directed on package, watching each wiener turn into an octopus right before your eyes. Meanwhile, prepare Dinner as directed on pkg.
SPOON Dinner evenly into 4 small bowls; top each with an octopus.


KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS

Serving Suggestion
Serve this dish with your child's favorite vegetable, such as baby carrots or carrot coinsn

Size-Wise
For a special treat, combine these 2 popular foods for kids to create a fun main-dish.

Recipe and photo source: Krafts Foods

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