Monday, June 13, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday - Wet & Dry

It's Muffin Tin Monday! This week we did a Wet & Dry theme:


Top Row: Dry popcorn; Wet apple juice; Chocolate frog from The Muffin's stash (frogs are Wet).

Bottom Row: Wet & Dry grapes (ie grapes and sultanas); Wet yoghurt; Wet & Dry chick peas.

The "wet" chick peas were tinned ones. The "dry" ones are these:

They are very dry and crunchy. The Muffin said at first that she liked them, but after eating a couple, she said they "had too much flavour". I have no idea what this means, but I'm going to give her a break and then try her on them again another day. It would be great if she developed a taste for these as they are a nice healthy chip-alternative-type snack. I think they're yummy.

The After Shot:

I was quite impressed that she ate as many chick peas (of both types) as she did - she usually won't eat the tinned ones during dinner (I quite often use them in salads etc). I was also a bit surprised that she didn't eat all the popcorn, but maybe it was all a bit dry for her in the end! She requested (and got) more yoghurt though - about half as much again.

To see what other mummies did this week, click on over to The Muffin Tin Mom's blog!

13 comments:

Ludicrous Mama said...

Yum! What a fun theme!

Susie said...

I love those scalloped flower cups!

Maybe too much flavour means too salty? My kids won't eat chickpeas either, but I think it's the texture.

lisa9999 said...

A great lunch. we love chickpeas here!!

Sugary Flower said...

Thanks ladies.
Susie: I asked her if they were too salty, and she said yes, so I brushed all the salt off a couple (I tasted one - they weren't salty At All then) and she tasted one of those and still rejected it. So who knows? My girl is really sensitive to textures in foods too - that's why I thought these crunchy chick peas might be a good way to get her eating them! We'll see - I reckon she maybe just needs a few more tries.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh cute! that chocolate frog certainly looks tasty!

SnoopyGirl said...

Who can ever figure out a child's taste sometimes. LOL! My son drives me nuts with this stuff. Cute tin, by the way. Love the flowery cups.

sara d. said...

GREAT idea!
We are doing a soft vs. crunchy tin soon! :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am going to look for the chickpeas. I am so impressed that you make churros from scratch.

Sandy said...

She ate very well! I have never tried the crunchy chick peas, but they sound interesting.

Sugary Flower said...

Hee hee - don't be too impressed, JDaniel4's Mom - they're actually really easy. The hardest part is finding a star tip that's a size you like for them!

Carrie K said...

ooh I love chickpeas. I keep meaning to have the girls try them too.
I like your wet/dry theme.

Audrey's mom said...

Must have been a good lunch. Mine rarely come back that empty.

Miss Overballe said...

Have you tried making spiced chickpeas? Drain you favourite canned chickpeas (or soak and boil dried ones if you prefer) and dry the chickpeas a bit with a kitchen or paper towel. Mix your flavouring of choice (I like garam marsala, but really anything goes) into a tablespoon flour, and rol the chickpeas in the flour/spice mix. Fry in a little oil, and eat while warm

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