One fine day I was packing hot
dog octopi in with some steamed
broccoli. It made sense to put the hot dogs in first,
"legs" down, and then pack the broccoli on
top. And then I realized that it looked a little like
giant octopi moving through a forest, only the tips
of their heads visible through the tops of the trees.
So, I call this "Forest Octopi."
Yes, it's silly. So am I.
You can also cook up some stir-fried
cabbage, put the octopi on it, and call it plains
octopi. To give the cabbage a more grasslands-y
texture, you can chop the cabbage up a little more finely
than the regular recipe calls for. (It strikes
me as kind of an upside-down hot-dog-with-sauerkraut.)