Yes, I know! My boys were a little freaked out too. But, just like I told them, TRUST ME!
Here goes. Step by step. Are you ready?
TA-DA! Boiled octopus, and if your kids are like mine, they will LOVE it! I wish I had that green ketchup (do they still make that?) for them to dip it in because it would have looked like algae.
Their dinner conversation was almost as entertaining for me as the octopus was for them!
Jared: I don't know if I'd eat REAL octopus.
Me: Shawna has eaten it. She liked it.
Jay: I ate alligator before!
Jared: What did it taste like?
Jay: (pause)... ALLIGATOR!
Jared just gave him a look.
A few minutes later:
Jay: They're gooder with ketchup!
Jared: You mean BETTER!
Jay: NO... GOODER!
What can I say? I always have a reason to smile!