Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sweet Cheeks Recipe For Octopus For Children

Yes- I know.
It is hard to believe that a 6 year old
could have developed a taste for  Octopus-
but- it's true.

When I first started blogging I did a post
about this but I think it is time to
do an updated version.
IF the littles in your life have
NEVER EATEN OCTOPUS
you are going to be surprised
at how quickly they embrace this recipe.
Now- These are NOT your typical Octopuses.
No Indeedy.
SweetCheeks says these are Wisconsin octopuses.
Here they are in their "live" state.
First you must filet them.
They do NOT like this.
The picture is blurry because they kept trying to 
wiggle and get away.
Unlike regular Octopuses, Wisconsin octopuses only have FOUR tentacles.
Here they are-filleted and ready to be nuked.
I close my ears so I don't hear the screams.
 Oh- No!  It's the HOT PLACE for us!
Here they are-
As you can see there is a bloody discharge from
eyes and mouth-not pretty.
Meanwhile,
We have been collecting macaroni shells
and boiling the germs out of them.
We have also collected  and steamed seaweed broccoli.
And here, my friends, lies
poor Olly Octopus.
Slated for the dinner table.
We fondly call this
Octopus On The Rocks.
Now I ask you- Does this look like
The Cat That Ate The Canary?
The Kid That Ate The Octopus?
Pop by tomorrow.
You never know WHAT is gonna happen here.
We might do something REALLY wild and crazy!
your photo name

48 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Lol! You are too funny! Neat way to serve a hot dog. 😊

Susie said...

Diana, I used this famous recipe of yours and SC,for Emma once....then she tells me she doesn't like hot-dogs. Why that un-Ameriacan. Tell SC that I would eat this with her.:):) Hope she has more recipes.xoxo,Susie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


Not thats some octopus I could eat, if sweetie left any that is:)

thanks for starting my day with a smile.. I appreciate you in more ways than I can express.. your sweet smile , kind words, funny posts and bright spirit have been a blessing in my life. I've meant to tell you this for a long time , so todays the day..

Its really true that we dont know what we mean to other folks unless they tell us, so I am telling you NOW..

xoxo
Sonny

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

I see the Food Network knocking on your door any day now!! Great storm last night!

Katie Clooney said...

That's the cutest thing! What a great idea.

Anonymous said...

oh those are so cute, its been years since I saw this, Sweet Cheeks is such a beauty, she is growing up fast! Its true they do scream!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You make hanging out with the girls so much fun! That's my kind of octopus!

missy said...

What a cute idea...Always something new!!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

Wow, our Mom's/Grandmom's were never this creative, were they?? :)

Ruth Kelly said...

Cute - I should be more creative for my grandkids.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cute idea Diana!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a cute and fun idea for a meal! I can see why she loves eating octopus!
This is certainly different than my Grandma cutting my cinnamon toast into strips and calling them cigarettes! hey, it was the 70's.

Tete said...

I love these! Great post on how to do them. I wonder what my guys would say if I made them for supper tonight? One of their favorite meals is hot dogs, mac and cheese and fried potatoes. They never get tired of it.

Nellie said...

This is a really cute idea, Diana! I think my grandchildren would really go for it! xo Nellie

Mindy said...

Oh my gosh, too funny.

NanaNor's said...

Hi, I remember when you did the post of Octopus-I was so impressed because I have known a few children who love Sushi and raw fish....then I laughed. Haven't yet tried it on my grands but thanks for the reminder.
Have a fun day!
Noreen

Jettie said...

I love those, look so good.

Stephanie said...

Oh my, Diana, I love it! I will have to make "Octopus" for my son :)

Hugs to you!

Melanie said...

What a cute idea! That was a really cute post! Enjoyed reading it!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Well if that's not the cutest seafood dinner I've ever seen lol - what a great idea!!!
XOX

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I love her/your version of octopus!!!!

camp and cottage living said...

So much fun!
I've got to remember this when the g'kids visit.

Renee said...

Cute.

My grand and I have made the little hot dog mummies for Halloween.

Merlesworld said...

Well that's good idea, very creative.
Merle.........

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an adorable post! (and cool advice) My little grandson is in the picky eater stage, and I'm going to need some pretty fancy tricks to get him to eat, too. This is a keeper!
Hugs,
Patti

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Where's my plate? Will there be cookies for dessert?

lynn said...

very clever and just so cute! hope your feeling better:)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute! I've made those for my kids before too - tell Sweet Cheeks they live in Ohio too ;)

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I bet the kids sure loved this, heck I would love this, hot dogs with macaroni, is right after my own heart...lol..Phyllis

Chatty Crone said...

This was GREAT. That looked really good. Hey even I could eat that kind of octopus! lol sandie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are the most AH-dorable Nana! Oh, my....is this ever cute! ;P

xo,
RJ

bj said...

This is waaay too cute and I know it really went over well with the grands.
love it....:)

Dewena Callis said...

You are really too much, Nana Diana! You are in the major leagues of fun grandmothers.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I burst out laughing at the sight of those hot dogs...have to try this with the grandkids!

Kris said...

OOh Diana this is the bestest octopus meal I have ever seen :) my granbabies are going to love you for sharing this recipe xx thank you so most for a most adorable post yet again xx

Rick Watson said...

We have got to do these for our great nephew Jordan. He would LOVE these.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

What a great idea!! Must try this one for sure. I have to admit that I actually really like octopus...grilled is very tasty, and it does not have a fishy taste. It's very similar to calamari's taste

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

I love this idea.. YOUR such an awesome NANA .. I love all your posts.. Those kids are going to look back someday and just be in awe of all the sweet memories you are making.. HUGS

Sarah said...

Darling idea! I'm sending the link to my sister. She'll love this for her grands.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, what a diverse and mature pallet for such a little one!!!LOL

Carol

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'll never eat a hot dog again. (But I'm gonna pin your recipe for octopus, to make for my grandkids.)

SavannahGranny said...

Awesome, I am pinning. xoGinger

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You are beyond clever - even making a meal this much fun.

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

Give SC a hug for me - and have a wonderful weekend.

andrea@townandprairie said...

O, the things kids love. She is such a doll. One day she will loathe the hotdog/macaroni or spaghetti-O combo, for for now, it's the tastiest thing in the world.

Angela Ryder said...

Oh gosh, I haven't seen these in years!!! How fun!!~~Angela

ImSoVintage said...

TOO FUNNY :)

Maureen Wyatt said...

My grandkids are going to love this! Pinning.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Too funny! I love your commentary! LOL