Monday, February 21, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday & Bonus Elephant Bento

It's Muffin Tin Monday! There are no regular themes anymore, but we have decided to go ahead with The Colours of The Rainbow. Last week, we did Red (for Valentine's Day), but I was disorganised, and The Muffin was starving after kindy, so I didn't manage to get a photo until she'd already eaten half of it. Which was kind of a shame, as it was quite cute. Never mind, we are back in the game this week, with Orange.

But first, I thought I would show you The Muffin's kindy lunch today:

Elephants! We went to the zoo yesterday, and elephants are her favourite zoo animal. The bigger elephant is ham with cheese ear, the smaller one is apple with apple skin ear.

But on to Muffin Tin Monday - Orange!

Top Row: Tinned apricots with tiger pick (Me: "What colour is a tiger?" Muffin, looking doubtfully at pick: "Yellow." Me: "Ye-es... but what colour is a real tiger?" Muffin: "Orange!"); fresh Nectarine; orange M&Ms.

Bottom Row: Carrot bunnies; Natural yoghurt with carrot bunny outline; fish-shaped egg.

Here is a closeup of the fish-shaped egg:

I was really pleased with how this turned out. I didn't use an egg mold; I used a rice mold that I bought to do little sushi rice shapes with, and I've been wondering if it could double as an egg mold. Hurrah - it worked really well! And in case you're wondering, it was Orange On The Inside! (The Muffin actually suggested "egg yolk" as an idea under the "Orange" theme, which I was quite impressed by, so I decided to run with it).

The After Shot:

This was quite a big snack, so she must have been hungry after kindy! I don't mind if she has a biggish snack now and then (ie every Muffin Tin Monday, more than likely), because it's mostly healthy foods. So if she eats a bit less than usual for dinner, it's no big deal.
To see what other mums did this week, go here: The Muffin Tin Mom!


Tima said...

I love the egg. Hmmm.... wonder if I try to fancy up an egg if my son would eat it...

Jessica said...

I love that everything was orange, very cute! And I love the rice mold idea--I'm going to have to try that!

SnoopyGirl said...

What a great idea to use the egg for an orange thing. You have one smart muffin!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the bunnies and elephants. You did an awesome job on both.

UtahJenny said...

Oh my goodness ... I ♥ elephants - this just makes me happy - and that fish mold ... WOW!!!

Jenni Price Illustration said...

Everything fits together nicely in your theme and also creatively! I really like how you made the apple elephant!

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