My three-year-old was surfing the web by himself, found a recipe online, printed it out and asked me to make it for him.
That was surreal enough that I dared not question it and just said yes.
The recipe, "Octopus Hot Dog" is a bit off.
The ingredients are hot dog, ketchup for the eyes and… and nothing except "place hot dog on top of lettuce."
First off, hot dog doesn't seem like a food that needs the added cuteness factor to convince kids to eat it.
Secondly, the recommended ketchup eyes didn't show up against the hot dog so we had to paste pasta on it. And thirdly, putting a tarted up hot dog on lettuce doesn't make the kid eat the lettuce. But you knew that.
So, feeling I'd just served up the most unhealthy meal of all time — thanks a lot pbskids.org — I added some clementine segments.
In no time flat my kid had created "octopus wearing a hat hot dog."
Which, ya gotta admit, seems way stupider and more nutritious.
Please share your best regrettable recipes in the comments. From prison wine to extruded sea creature treats, I love dumb edible DIY.