This is a favorite recipe for the kids. The first time I made it, we were watching the cousins overnight a few years ago. We had their mother tell them they had to eat whatever I made for dinner. A few hours later they asked what we were having and I said Octopus. They knew they had to eat it and were very fearful. I kept them out of the kitchen while I cooked. You should have seen the relief on their faces when I brought their plates out!!!!!
a box or two of mac and cheese (whatever you like, however much you need)
Take hot dogs and cut, starting 1/4 of the way down, cut in half, then turn and cut in half again, then again and again until you have 8 legs (I can never do this right and most of mine end up with 7 legs).
Make mac and cheese.
In large pot, cook cut hot dogs. When they're cooked the legs will curl up.
Put the mac and cheese on the plate, top with hot dogs standing up.
I've heard of adding blue food coloring to the mac and cheese also to make it look like water.