Monday, December 20, 2010

Another Muffin Tin Monday

This one was fun (again, as always!).
I took inspiration from the ones already posted (such creativity!)

How do you make ordinary meatloaf, veggies and potato fun??


Turn it into a "Muffin Tin Monday" meal


From top L-R
12 Drummers drumming (pretzel sticks)
11 Pipers piping (i totally stole this--mashed potatoes "piped in" with a piping bag)
10 Lords a Leaping (what makes my daughter leap with joy? candy! sugar!) (Jujubes)
9 Ladies Dancing (Musical notes made with fruit leather)
8 Maids a Milking (Milk)
7 Swans a Swimming (Meatloaf, packaged in a tin foil swan ;) )
6 Geese a Laying (Slice of Egg)
5 Golden Rings (Ring cookie)
4 calling birds (Chicken wing)
3 French Hens (French cut Green Beans)
2 Turtle Doves (Turtle chocolate)
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree (sliced pear)

:)

The Princess was happy!

My son got all the same food, but he doesn't like his food in the muffin tin ;)

(p.s. It looks like a lot of food--its little bites of everything--I actually find that she eats more when it's Muffin Tin Monday. She ate everything except couldn't' finish her chicken wing. She also has to wait for the chocolate/candy part until she's finished the rest)


4 comments:

Ludicrous Mama said...

Mine also eats more when I do MTMs or fancy bento (she calls them "beautiful lunches.") And I like that all the little compartments motivate me to make a well-rounded meal, and let her have little bits of lots of stuff. I prefer buffet-style, where I can have little bites of everything, rather than being stuck with a whole plate of one thing (plus maybe sides.)
And because they aren't confronted with a plate heaping with food, there's less pressure to eat it all, and it's less daunting. :)
Love the theme ideas!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this! What a great theme. The food look yummy.

SnoopyGirl said...

12 Days... a daunting task indeed! Well done my dear! I wanted to try that theme but came up dry. Great job! And Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

http://sandradodd.com/eating/monkeyplatter (lots of unschoolers do something similar to what you do with muffin tins but they call them monkey platters! )