It's Muffin Tin Monday! This week's theme is Perfect Picnic, and honestly? I wasn't feeling it. Winter has just kicked in here, so it's not really picnic weather, or even picnic food weather. Plus, for a variety of reasons, we ended up getting takeaways for dinner tonight. So I'll spare you the sight of my daughter's muffin tin filled with chicken nuggets, french fries, and bits of chopped up nashi, and instead I'll share those space-themed ones I promised you!
This first one is actually Star Wars themed. We did it on May 6th (ie as close to May 4th as possible), as our household was at the time somewhat Star Wars obsessed, what with the party and everything.
Top Row: Spinach leaf Yoda with string cheese eyes; Grape asteroids; Star cookie.
Bottom Row: Spanish omelette with Darth Nori; Ugliest Princess Leia Ever (made of spanish omelette); Light sabres (carrot and string cheese).
The Muffin was thrilled with this tin - and it brought our own Star Wars week to a nice close.
The following week, The Muffin requested a space-themed tin, as her class is studying Space this term. She particularly requested that Saturn and the Moon be included.
Top Row: Saturn (one dried apricot stuffed inside another dried apricot, with dried apple rings); Cheese phases of the Moon (The Muffin is very fond of the word "gibbous". I cannot tell you how proud that makes me); Rice pudding Moon (formed with a small icecream scoop).
Bottom Row: Pear stars; Potato and leek soup with bread and butter rocket; The Milky Way (yoghurt with star sprinkles - this was also The Muffin's idea).
The Muffin was very pleased with this tin, and ate the lot, apart from the soup, which she didn't like. I didn't really expect her to like it - she doesn't like cream - but this is one reason we like Muffin Tin Monday: it means Husband and I can sometimes have dinners The Muffin doesn't like, without her having to have them, And without it seeming like I'm making her a completely separate dinner (because I refuse to be a short order cook - I don't think it does anyone any favours in the long run). So she gets a little of what we're having, plus whatever else we decide on for her Tin.
Now go check out what other lucky kids are having this week, over at Another Lunch!