Monday, January 4, 2010
Our first Muffin Tin Monday!
I'd read about Muffin Tin Monday on a number of great blogs and we wanted to join in the fun. Thankfully, there wasnt a theme for the week, so I was able to come up with ideas from what I had on hand.
I used the cupcake holders left over from Mustang's birthday party and cut off the lids (I did save them in case MTM is ever a picnic). They were the perfect 6 cup size, and they dont rust :).
Our school theme this week is snow-gee am I creative, so I made a snowman in our muffin tin. Mustang had PB&J and Charger just had peanut butter because he hates jelly-not my kid! I took a glass and made a round pattern and then used clean scissors to cut out the circles.
I used tiny M&M's for the eyes, a tiny carrot for the nose, and a Cherrio for the mouth. I took some of the crust and stuffed it in as a scarf. The buttons were raisins, and the hat a slice of banana. Some things worked a bit better then others, but I was pleased with the result.
Then, I tried to make edible snowflakes with tortillas, melted butter and cinnamom. They looked cute, but did not taste good. I filled the last spot with extra raisins and carrots. When we were done, the kids each got a few extra M&M's for dessert. I couldnt put them in the tin, though, because the food would not have been eaten.
Both kiddos thought it was pretty cool to eat a snowman for lunch, and I have to admitt I had a lot of fun making this lunch! I'm looking forward to next week!!