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)


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... (lots of unschoolers do something similar to what you do with muffin tins but they call them monkey platters! )