Monday, January 4, 2010

Our first Muffin Tin Monday!

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

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!!


MamaGames said...

What fun! The snowman was sweet, can't wait to see lots more muffin tin lunches from you! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...
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JDaniel4's Mom said...

A Snowman lunch what a great idea! I am glad you joined in!

Anonymous said...

aww what a cute snowman! I might have to start joining in MTM it looks like so much fun!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

what a great idea to recycle the cupcake container - I may have to borrow your idea instead of spending more money on more muffing tins! :)