Yesterday was Muffin Tin Monday, and this week The Muffin wanted a Small Potatoes tin. Small Potatoes is a very cute three-minute TV show for little kids. To be honest, I think it's intended audience is a little younger than The Muffin, but it's awfully cute, and she has fallen for it hook, line and sinker. I like it because it's fun and cute, but also I like the messages that are put across - clearly this is a show that has been put together to help build kids' self-worth, and to help them learn about their feelings and their place in the world around them. It also exposes kids to a wide variety of musical styles (each episode contains a song on a theme topic). Worth checking out. So here's the tin:
Top Row: Olaf (bread and butter with sprinkle eyes and spinach... hair?); Nate (sausage with sprinkle eyes. He had a leaf too - not sure what happened to that); Baby Potato (two white chocolate buttons pressed together back-to-back, with Gourmet Writer details)
Bottom Row: Ruby (dried pear with sprinkle eyes and spinach leaf); Chip (home-made apple sauce); Potato salad.
The After Shot:
She was very pleased with this tin, aesthetically and taste-wise. I knew she'd eat most things in this tin happily, but the dried pear was new for her (and she doesn't really like fresh pear) - but she loved it! This is good as it's another option to go in her school lunchboxes - I like sending unsweetened dried fruit for snacks as The Muffin thinks they're delicious, they're not junk food, and they don't contain nuts (which aren't allowed).
To see what else was served up in a tin this week, check out The Muffin Tin Mom's blog.