This also tied in with "Works for Me Wednesdays" the "Frugal" Edition.
I actually stole this from "Scribbit" who borrowed it from "Plum Pudding."
Because I am forced to try these things out in advance to iron out any kinks, I can tell you that it works better with thicker skinned hot dogs and thinner pasta, [the link does specify thin pasta but I rarely read labels] anything that cooks more quickly. Whilst normally you would keep pasta a a rolling boil, for this a simmer and then a dunk in iced water works much better.
Now if that isn't the cheapest frugal children's meal around the bazaars at the moment I'll eat my hat, just please don't ask me to eat either the pasta or the hot dogs.
To finish it off a quick Bechamel or cheese sauce would be ideal, especially with a splash of blue food colouring for our swimmy friends. It that doesn't confuse your taste buds nothing will.
Last for those who cannot abide people who play with their food, instead you can just dress it up into a necklace for those more formal occasions.
Lastly, for my son who loves snails almost as much as I like slug pellets......
I cannot begin to describe how much fun my "little chef" and I had making these. Now eating them......well that's quite another matter. Apparently Molluscs are mouthwatering. Who knew?
Thank you "Megan" for giving us such a brilliant time.
If you enjoy caption competitions and photographs, you may wish to nip along to"DJ Kirkby" over at "Chez Aspie" and test your brain power.