Monday, October 25, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

OK, so I've completely fallen in love with this idea.  Putting kids snacks/meals into a muffin tin.  Crazy, right?  WRONG!  Timothy has SO enjoyed this.  I get 2 or 3 made in a week - that's all my creative juices have going on right now.  The sad thing is that I don't plan far enough ahead to really do something extra special.  I know that that's how all these other moms did it - doing what they could with what they had.  Then it became 'part of them' so much so that it's just part of their day.  I long to be at that place!!  My MIL commented recently that I had "too much time on my hands."  I know she was kidding.  I told her no, doing this breaks up the monotony of a 12 month deployment.  Anything to make the day more fun, right?  :)

Anyway, each Monday there is a theme.  This week happens to be Halloween.  I wonder why?  Just kidding!  I stole 5 of the 6 ideas from other tins I have seen recently.  Only one is original, but I'm sure someone has done it in the past.  No matter.  Timothy has never seen it and I've never made a Halloween muffin tin meal.  It's brand new to us!


Top row - L to R
Pumpkin carved orange with mandarin oranges
Banana Bread Bars with Cat pick
Green tinted chocolate milk

Bottom row - L to R
cheese, plain and caramel popcorn with jack o'lantern pick
Banana cream pudding with sugar pumpkins
Vanilla wafers with jack o'lanterns drawn on with pb/nutella mix for dipping.


Love doing this for my little guy.  And I love that I can be creative with it.  Stealing ideas at first, but then making them my own.  Thanks to Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom for this wonderful idea!!

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Very cute tin! Happy MTM!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The vanilla wafers with jack o'lanterns drawn on are so cute. The stuffed orange look great. I think you are very creative.

Tammy said...

Very cute! Love the orange jack-o-lantern! Happy MTM!