Monday, December 6, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Christmas Snowman

Yes! It is Muffin Tin Monday - but if you're not interested in that, scroll down a bit, because today I am giving you two posts for the price of one, and the other one is an awesome recipe for REAL Melting Moments!

But back to lunchtime - the theme for the next three weeks is Holidays (ie Christmas, Hannukah, etc), which means for us it's Christmas!

The Muffin is super-excited about the approach of Christmas, and it's really cute as it's the first time she's really had any long-term excitement/anticipation about it. Such fun!

So here's our first Christmas-themed Muffin Tin Meal - a Snowman Scene:
Top Row: Apple stars and banana slices; Sparkly cheese shooting star (with edible glitter - you can't really see it in the photo, but The Muffin thought it was awesome), also some stray banana slices; Chocolate egg (Disney Princess Kinder-Surprise-type thing, already belonging to The Muffin - sigh. I swear one day I'm going to do one of these without sugar in it).
Bottom Row: Plain yoghurt with a few Christmas sprinkles on top; Snowman shaped Vegemite & cheese sandwich with sprinkle face & buttons; Tree/Plant made out of spinach leaves.
The After Shot:

I know you're probably thinking that the spinach leaves were ambitious to start with, but she actually a) requested at the shop the other day that we purchase "leaves" specifically for MTM, and b) reminded me whilst I was making the lunch "don't forget the leaves, Mummy!" But in the end, she only ate two.

Then again... She ate two! It's all in the way you look at it, I guess.

This was a very popular tin. Check out what other people did by heading over to the Muffin Tin Mom - hey, why not make a tin yourself next week? :o)

15 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am so impressed she ate spinach. I love the shapes and foods in your tin.

Sugary Flower said...

Ha ha - she'll eat it if I don't call it spinach. She does not eat spinach. She eats "leaves". She also eats "Green Blocks", which is frozen spinach. :o)

Ludicrous Mama said...

Studies show that kids who watch the Popeye cartoons are more likely to eat their spinach and other veggies! But my kid isn't a fan of leafy veggies right now. I could grind it up and put it in eggs, or even pancake mix and she'd eat it though.

Christina said...

My daughter loves carrots and broccoli, but calls the broccoli "trees." :) I haven't tried spinach yet... that's great that she ate two "leaves"!

SnoopyGirl said...

Your meal is so adorable! It has such holiday spirit! I lie the tree spinach and the shooting star!

Rebecca said...

I love the snowman sandwich!

Jessica said...

The snowman was really cute, loved all the details. We did a Christmas book theme, hop over to my blog to enter a Christmas Giveaway of MTM tools!!!

http://jessicajabber.blogspot.com/2010/12/muffin-tin-monday-christmas-giveaway.html

Creative Chaos @ The Play Connection, Inc. said...

I love the choices especially the snowman. My kids would try spinach like this - they love salad! Did you share the secret for edible glitter and I missed it? Following from MTM.
http://www.kidscreativechaos.com

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

Just gorgeous. I love the white muffin cups. It looks exactly like a snowman scene.

Mommyof2girlz said...

Yummy tin! I always have at least one tin filled with a sweet too. I think my girls might revolt if I didn't..lol Happy MTM :)

Kelly Polizzi said...

so cute! love the shooting star

Stretching My Imagination said...

Sprinkles liven everything up. And if there is a request for greens, go for it! Glad she got some of it in, amazing what a little creative naming and presentation will do.

Sugary Flower said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!
Creative Chaos: there's no secret. Edible glitter is a cake decorating supply, available at specialist shops.
Michelle: The white "muffin cups" are actually some pretty shaped china ramekins - I discovered yesterday that they fit perfectly into my Texas muffin tin!! :o)

kewkew said...

Such a sweet tin. I especially love the snowman. My girls will eat lettuce, but were a bit iffy about the raw spinach. However, they did eat it cooked the other night. (I like that she calls it green blocks, very appropriate)

Melissa said...

Super cute yumminess! :o)

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