Friday, September 4, 2009

Butterfly Hotdogs

A craft and lunch all in one! What a great idea! I found this idea on Gourmet Mom on the Go. It's a fun food blog for feeding kids. (I can't wait to try all her great Halloween ideas! My dinner swap group should be expecting some Ghostly Shepherd's Pie.) Today we made butterfly hotdogs. To summarize:

You make the "paint" by mixing one egg with one tablespoon water, then add food coloring and mix. One egg and one tablespoon of water was enough to make four colors with. You don't use much. Myla chose the colors for us: pink, purple, green and blue. Then you get some refrigerated biscuits (like Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits in the can), cut them in fourths and arrange around a hotdog like butterfly wings. Then let the kids paint the colored egg mixture on the biscuit butterfly wings. Cade kept it simple--two wings blue, two wings green.Myla painted each wing a different color.
Then arrange on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes.

And this is what you get! The colors distort a little, but it's so much fun.

Throw it on a plate with some fruit and chips and munch away.
Fabulous food fun!



What fun! Another blog for my sick addictions.

Jared and Nicole Haws Family

Oh my gosh, that's awesome! I'm so going to have to do that! Thanks for sharing the site, will check it out! Gavin's hair cut is adorable.

the Picketts

what a fun idea for the kids! i wanna try it. i heard you started up dinner swap again--i guess you were just waiting for us to leave ...:) ha ha -jk.


You know I just wait for you to find the best stuff to do with kids and then copy you. You know that right? :)

The Earls

Such a cute idea! I'm going to have to try it. Where do you find all these ideas? Do you get the ideas from others or just google things? I love all the craft and food things you do.

Jessie Lewis

You are such fun mom! I can't wait to do stuff like that when Maddie is bigger.

The MacMizzles

OH! I will indeed be doing this! what kid doesn't like salty meat, painting and butterflies. BRILLIANT!


What fun idea. Thanks for sharing that fun website. Wow it's amazing what people think of.