Monday, September 14, 2009

How to do a Muffin Tin Monday meal

Michelle over at Her Cup Overfloweth came up with serving her kids meals in muffin tins. You can check out her site for lots of great ideas. Some weeks she has themes; like this week is "Apples" and other weeks there isn't. I think it's a neat idea to do something different. Some days, like today, I think I'm doing it more for me than the kids - I think Lilo would rather of just had a peanut butter sandwich.
Today we had apple slices with carmel to dip, PB & J cut into an apple shape, peanut butter and apple rolls, cucumber and dip and apple sauce.
The sandwich was cut with a pumpkin cookie cutter. The rolls are a slice of bread rolled flat with a rolling pin and then spread with peanut butter and some apple slices and roll up and cut into kids sushi. The idea came from On a Whimm blog - see over here for her tutorial - she cuts the crusts off, I didn't this time and it still worked (if your crust are firmer it would be easier to roll without them). I've also made these with cream cheese and apples to bring to nut free places.

Here are some other muffin tins we've done. This one was the "People and Faces" theme.



The top meal was Lilo's and bottom Isla's. It's PB&J cut into a man, yogurt with face, cheese cut with mini cookie cutter and some extra carrots, grapes and strawberries.

This one here was no theme - Isla's upper; pretzels, grapes, potato salad and tuna. Lilo's has good ole PB&J, grapes and pretzels.
I like how you can see Isla's hand in her's - she can't wait for me to take the picture :)
As you can see I started with just these 2 disposable muffin tins but got these super cute heart muffin tins from the Muffin Tin (MTM) swap that Her Cup Overfloweth hosted. My partner was Denise and she sent me those great muffin tins and some fun sprinkles and stuff.
I wish I had taken a picture of the fun dessert muffin tin we did once - I gave the girls bowls of ice cream and filled the muffin tin with different sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips, strawberries, etc to add to their ice cream. It was yummy and a special treat for a Friday night.

12 comments:

{ L } said...

Those PB and J apples are too cute!!

Rob said...

How come I didn't get a muffin-tin sundae??!?!?!

Vone said...

Sorry babe - it was a girl's night. You were at your guys thing and we watched princess movies - so I guess it was a Saturday night, not Friday.

Susana said...

Your apple sandwich is too cute:-)!

SnH said...

Wow - you are a super-mom Vone. I barely feed my kid lunch, you have THEMES for yours. Ps - love the sandwich wrap dealio - that seems like a cool way to feed a sammy to a bread-hating kid (like mine).

Deb said...

That's awesome, and in a weird coincidence, without reading your blog until just now -- we did our very first muffin tin Monday meal at lunch today. Although I didn't have a theme, I just let Austin pick 6 random things that he wanted to eat. He ended up with red peppers, cheese, kolbassa, crackers, yogurt and peach slices. And Alex ended up with the same.

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

Those are great. I need to get some small muffin tins for my boys...

BranFlakes said...

I love the peanut butter and apple roll.

Sherry said...

I also love the pb and apple roll and the apple sandwhich was cute too!

~Leigh said...

Great job on the "kid sushi" and the sandwich cutouts. I've got to get more sandwich/cookie cutter shapes for Muffin Tin meals.

PisecoMom said...

Mmm, I like that "kid sushi" idea - my kids would love it!

Chasing the Goose said...

Cute sammi's I love making them out of shapes.