Monday, July 7

Muffin Tin Monday

Good morning! Hope you all had a lovely 4th. My girls had this Muffin Tin Meal for dinner. Yep, looks just like what they eat for lunch.

Contents: Stonyfield yogurt tube cut in half, orange pepper, mini cheese ravioli, kiwi, Calbee Snapea Crisps, strawberries, peanut butter toast, string cheese, buttered toast sticks, turkey, Babybel cheese, rice cakes


I bought these mini forks at Uwajimaya over a year ago. I'm sure they are meant for bento boxes. They were a fun addition to the Muffin Tin.

My girls are still really enjoying these Muffin Tin Meals. I continue to have fun putting them together too. So far they haven't really expanded their diets as a result of these meals. I still have hope. How is is going for the rest of you?

My neighbor suggested taking picture of the Muffin Tin *after* it's been rummaged through by the kids. Thought that was a great idea. Didn't get a snap shot for this one however. Someone else suggested leaving a few of the muffin cups empty as the younger kids like to move the food items around (I forgot who's blog I read this on - sorry!!) If you have an idea for adding a twist to Muffin Tin Monday, please leave it in your comment. I'd love to hear from you.

I'll leave you with another plug to join our flickr group.
www.flickr.com/groups/muffintinmeals

Muffin Tin Mamas
Morning has Broken
Mom to 2 Busy Boys
The Van Klan
Mama Said
Chasing Cherrios
The Family McG
Gilhooly
World of Whimm
This Girl Loves to Talk
Franny Kate
Sugar and Spice Mommy
Tee's Closet
What's She Up To?
My Little Gems

Send me your posts when they're up and ready. I'll add you to the Muffin Tin Mama List.
Coming up this week - Strawberry love, finished projects, and rag dolls.

23 comments:

Marie said...

I love this, switching up the plain ol' PBJ! Do you have each child eat a whole muffin tin by themselves, or do they split it up amongst each other? It looks like a lot of food for my 2 year old to each by herself. I do have mini muffin tins I could use.

Amanda said...

I joined in the fun today. Thanks for the great idea!

http://momto2busyboys.blogspot.com/2008/07/monday-muffin-tin-lunch.html

Deanna said...

I do this too! I didn't realize anybody else did this. Now I don't feel so weird!

MerrandaVK said...

We played along today again!
http://vanklan.blogspot.com/2008/07/muffin-tin-monday.html

Mama Said said...

We're up and posted! We did a Build-A-Bear Muffin Tin today! Super fun! I am just loving this idea. But how in the world do your tins always look so darn healthy and beautiful? I'm jealous! Wah! :)

Melissa said...

I just posted O's muffin tin for this week! http://chasingcheerios.blogspot.com/

The Family McG said...

http://babymcg.blogspot.com/

Kayce said...

I've posted mine! I'm still working on finding time to add them to the Flickr group.

http://www.worldofwhimm.blogspot.com/

Thanks Katy! These are fun!

Bobbie said...

add me too

http://comber-family.blogspot.com/2008/07/muffin-tin-monday.html

I did better this time!!

Kellie said...

What a lovely idea!! My picky-icky eater may do well with this. Her older brother will for sure! thanks for the ideas

Dayna said...

Oh, I love the little forks. I will get around to adding my own muffin-tin one of these Mondays, I swear!

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

What a darling idea!

Ashley said...

We were at it again yesterday!

Tales from the Crib said...

I didn't photo it but we've now done muffin tin meals twice in the past few days. My boys love it! It is a great way to get some variety into their diets. I used mini-muffin tins since my toddler doesn't eat a lot, and then give two scoops worth of each food item to my older son. They love it! Thanks for a brilliant idea!

-Tee- said...

Once again I love this idea!! I keep spreading the word! Here's what we came up with this week!

http://tees-closet.blogspot.com/2008/07/muffin-tins.html

Meghan said...

Since I only have one child old enough to eat "real" food I have to think of ways to not have too much excess. I have a mini muffin tin and I sliced his hot dog into enough to fill a bunch, then did little cheese slices in several, some fruit in a few more, and of course one for ketchup. He ate every bite!

onemotherslove said...

I've got my muffin tin blogged! http://whatsheupto.blogspot.com/2008/07/ttt-mtm-4.html

aaronandsharla said...

I did this a while ago and put it on my private family blog! I love it! So I just joined your photo group on flickr. I did have photos of afterwards. It finally got my picky eater to eat and I love the idea!
www.mygratitudeattitudes.blogspot.com

shawn said...

I have been doing this for ages! I think I read it suggested in a early childhood curriculum book. I made a few for a child I nannied - and his parents thought I was nuts. Glad to know I was only ahead of my time! I think I'll join you next week!

jojoebi said...

we have joined too

http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2008/07/we-have-joined-muffin-tin-revolution.html

alexandra said...

This is SUCH a wonderful idea. I saw it on The Crafty Crow and tried it today. Was a HUGE hit with my son, who ate almost all of it, which was no mean feat because there was a lot of food there!!

I love this, I've posted about it today! Thanks for the great idea.

Vanessa said...

Well we are totally going to copy cat and do this too!
vanessa from www.inevergrewup.net

Joanne said...

I love this! Whata very brilliant idea. Yes we have joined too

http://mixandmatchblog.blogspot.com/

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