Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun | ‘Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are’ by Maria Dismondy


Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy (affiliate)
One of the (many) reasons that I decided to homeschool E was so she could continue to grow in who she is. I like the quirkiness and the unusual things she does and the way she creatively expresses herself. I want her to be able to become a little more secure in who she is before she has others telling her that how she looks, feels, acts isn’t “normal” (whatever that is). So, when I saw Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy I knew we had to add it to our homeschool curriculum.

The book is about little Lucy, with amazing curly hair, and her school bully named Ralph. Ralph makes fun of everything–Lucy’s hair, her coloring and even her favorite lunch, spaghetti in a hot dog bun. The lesson comes when Lucy has a chance to help Ralph–will she help him, or give the bully a taste of his own medicine? Will she continue to be herself, even though it’s “different”? (You’ll have to read to find out!)

So, for our recipe pairing we made (what else?) but Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun!

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

  • 4-6 hot dog buns (stale ones are perfect for this!)
  • 2 TB melted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (add more to taste)
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Spaghetti sauce (of choice)
  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package directions.
  2. Drain water from noodles, return to pot and add sauce to warm.
  3. Open hot dog buns, being careful not to split them.
  4. Brush melted butter onto inside of hot dog buns and then sprinkle with garlic powder.
  5. Broil for 2-3 minutes until inside of bun is just toasted.
  6. Remove buns from oven and place spaghetti inside.

About Author

Jacqueline Wilson is Ella's mom and a homeschooler. She loves cooking and creating with her daughter. She is the co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: Three Moms Talk About What Happens When "I Do" Becomes "Not Tonight". You can follow her on her personal Twitter account, WritRams and on Facebook as WritRams and Little Cooks Reading Books.

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