It's Muffin Tin Monday! This week we decided on a Butterflies & Flowers theme, in honour of my new Wiltshire muffin tin I got on sale at Kitchen Warehouse (only $4)... Top Row: Banana cut into chunks with a home-made flower pick (sticker on a toothpick); frozen mixed berries with a royal icing butterfly left over from some recent cupcaking.
Middle Row: Yoghurt with a bit of vanilla and three gumpaste flowers; Butterfly Cookie (cunningly crafted from a W cookie and an I cookie - see my last post if this makes no sense at all).
Bottom Row: Salami on another homemade flower pick; Butterfly pikelet (made by chopping up round ones into a vaguely butterfly shape - a bit of a half-hearted attempt on my part, but she was happy with it). Also another royal icing butterfly (which she informed me was the pikelet one's baby).
She scoffed the lot, although surprisingly did not eat the icing butterflies. She bit a piece off of each of the pink one's wings, announced that it was "now a different sort of butterfly", and that was it. Hey, I'm not complaining. Any time my daughter refuses sugar is a cause for celebration, as far as I'm concerned (or possibly a sign that she is tremendously ill).
Next week I think I'll put a bit more forward planning in and start pushing The Muffin out of her comfort zone again. I've been a bit slack lately, just putting in things I know she likes, but one of the things I love about MTM is that she's a lot more likely to try new things this way..
To check out what other mummies did this week, go to the Muffin Tin Mom's blog.