Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Christmas "Presents"!

Yesterday was Muffin Tin Monday (the last week of the "Holidays" theme), but I have been having computer ISSUES, hence my late post. Still, Better Late Than Never, right?

Anyway, in week 1 of the Holidays theme, Lizz of "A Little Bit of This & That" came up with the coolest idea - she wrapped her muffin tin compartments! And I thought to myself, That is awesome; I Shall Steal That Idea.

So I did. Here is our tin for this week:

Now the only problem with this idea was that I very stupidly thought it would be a marvellous idea if the whole thing was a Lovely Surprise. The Muffin had had a late night the night before and was, shall we say, fractious. She did not take well to being excluded from the filling of the tin. There Were Tears. So of course I felt awful (as the whole idea was that it would be fun, not distressing), and let her help after all. The great irony being that her excitement and apparent sense of wonder in opening the compartments seemed to be not at all lessened by the fact that she knew what was in there beforehand. So a lesson was learned. By me. ie Do Not Get Between A Budding Junior Masterchef And "Her" Kitchen.
The Muffin took great delight in opening each "present" one at a time and eating some of its contents before opening the next, and I forgot to take a photo before "wrapping" it. So this photo is sort of a "during" shot - some of each thing has already been eaten.
Top Row: Cheese & bacon muffin; Apricots & cherries; The Mystery Dessert Item (only not so much of a mystery as she chose it. But the suspense seemed to remain intact nevertheless)
Bottom Row: Carrots; Spinachy yoghurt dipping sauce; Macaroni cheese.
And finally, the unveiling of the dessert compartment:
A mini pudding truffle. These are really yummy (and no, they're not made out of actual Christmas pudding). Recipe later, I promise.
The After Shot:

Despite the initial drama, a success! (she left about half the macaroni cheese, but between that and the muffin, this was a fairly carbs-heavy lunch, so I didn't expect her to finish it).

To see what other mums did this week, go here.


Ludicrous Mama said...

Love it! I want to try those bacon cheese muffins! The truffle looks beyond my meager chef skills. I'm just now working on combining ingredients that weren't pictured on the back of a box of powdered mix!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your foods. The idea was wonderful. Sorry she made it hard to execute.

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