So, because I’m a dork, I like to fix a special Halloween dinner. Poor Nick, he knows it’s coming and I think he just tolerates it because he loves me! Spiders and worms. That’s what’s for dinner!
I learned how to make spiders while I was in Girl Scouts. It is a perfect campfire food. Of course, spiders are easy to find by campfire pits- that’s just one reason that makes it perfect. They are tasty too!
I couldn’t bring myself to show a real spider (they are creepy looking!).
Just teasing! Spiders, the ones we are eating on Halloween, are made from hot dogs! All-beef hot dogs thank you very much. And I know you are dying to find out about the worms. Right? Come on, it’s not gross. It’s spaghetti with pesto!
Spiders and worms
Makes 1 serving
2 all-beef hot dogs
2 tablespoons pesto (recipe below)
1 serving cooked spaghetti (I used whole wheat spaghetti)
Place your oven on broil (you can also do these over a campfire!).
To make your spiders, make a + on each end of the hot dog, going about 1/3rd of the way up (so the center 1/3rd stays whole and uncut). Place on a sheet pan and broil till cooked to your doneness (I like some char to mine). You will know the hot dogs are cooked when the legs curl.
Basil pesto recipe:
1 cup packed, fresh basil leaves
3 cloves roasted garlic
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons toasted, and cooled, pine nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil
In a food processor, add basil leaves, roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts. Start the food processor and slowly stream in the olive oil. *Note: you may need a little more than 3 tablespoons, depending on the consistency you prefer.
When your pasta is cooked, drain (but do not rinse) the pasta. Return the pasta to the pan and add the pesto.
Serve your worms along with your spiders!
Made with love, not calories!