Monday, July 27, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday

Michelle over at Her Cup Overfloweth hosts Muffin Tin Monday every week. Sometimes there is a theme and sometimes there isn't. I was intrigued the first time I came across it and started collecting tins with coupons. I'll share what's in my arsenal in another post. I was out of bread today so it was the perfect day to embark on our Muffin Tin Fun. This week there is no theme, but I can see in the future parting from the group theme to do ones that match our schooling adventures. For this week I had fun choosing some items and R9 gave me the idea to use up the fruit slushies from her birthday. So, here goes:

Ham rolls, pretzels, yogurt and a previously frozen fruit slushie, peanuts and milk chocolate chips

Same deal in the blue tins

For the girl who hates yogurt (like her mommy) some almonds instead
A few things I observed by doing this: First, it forces you to find six things or close to it which goes way beyond a sandwich at lunch time. Next, the kids were excited to contribute ideas and they were excited to eat what we came up with. Lastly, it makes Monday lunch FUN! I need fun.

If you look on my right hand side bar, you'll find the Muffin Tin Monday Swap that is coming up. The deadline to sign up is Friday the 31st. I'm looking forward to putting a little someting together for a fellow muffin tinner. I wonder what surprises lie ahead for us. I can hardly wait to see!


Jennifer said...

Thanks Heather!! This is cool! Will have to find some "tins" in the near future.

Susana said...

I love your flower cup tins. The food looks yummy too!

BranFlakes said...

It does make Monday fun! That's why we LOVE it! Welcome to MTM.

Michele said...

They look great Heather! I haven't done this for sometime. Thanks for the reminder!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Those look like such fun! I am a fan of almonds as well... Welcome to MTM!

I also homeschool, and I find myself making MTM fit our schooling as well. :) Sometimes I fit our schooling around MTM too! It is a fun little adventure the kids look forward to, and help with a lot.

Here is a link to our MTM posts. Many of them are school related. I would love to swap ideas. :)


Kisha said...

Cool idea!!

Michelle Sybert said...

I need fun on mondays too! Thanks so much for joining us-and so glad you are participating in the swap!

loving yout silicone "tins" and can't wait to see your "stash"

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Looks good to me! I can't wait for the swap, too!

Brooke said...

I had never heard of Muffin Tin Monday,love the idea and am finding lots of fun ideas...from you I am loving the flower shaped tins.