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!!


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!