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7.26.2010

Muffin Tin Monday




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We are still enjoying our goodies we received from the Muffin Tin Swap (thanks again Faith!). Princess and Wall-E cupcake liners. The kids enjoyed getting to choose the liners.


A little trick I do with my cupcake liners...In a tin, I turn them inside out, so the printed side faces up. This way, when the kids are eating, they get to enjoy it more.


In both tins: Pasta salad, star shaped bread, heart shaped hard boiled egg, salami slices on a food pick, carrot slices, ranch dip, celery slices, heart shaped hard boiled egg, mozzarella cheese circles, tangerine slices, banana slices, red licorice pieces.

Each of my littles got their own 12 cup muffin tin. It was too much this time around, so I saved it and they had it later for a snack. The pasta salad was new for them. Muffin Tin Girl enjoyed it quite a bit. :)

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13 comments:

  1. Looks great, F&B love pasta salad.

    The Chinese zodiac picks were the first bento picks I ever bought, 3 years ago! I still have them too, although the one that went through the garbage disposal is a little rough looking. ;o)

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  2. I loved the idea withe turned cupcake liners and as seen on my post I used it 10 Minutes after reading.

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  3. Looks good!

    Great tip about the cupcake liners! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I have tried this muffin thing for my toddler once (but I don't have a tin, and ony had a couple of liners).. and I turned the liners around for her --she was intrigued, but I think she's too young to get the cuteness of it yet. We may try again later, in the meantime, I love coming here every few weeks to see what everyone else is doing.

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  5. Those heart shaped eggs are fabulous - love them!!!

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  6. I offered my boys a muffin tin meal for the first time last week. They loved it (asked for one everyday since). But, I was wondering where you found a 6 cup muffin tin. The only thing I can find around here are jumbo muffin tins with 6 "holes." Everything else is with 12 and those are just so cumbersome! Thanks.

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  7. Great tip with the liners. Hadn't occurred to me!

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  8. @jill - I hope you continue to try it out on your toddler. - for me, it's not hust about creativity or cuteness (although that's a bonus), but it's also about creating a well balanced meal and muffin tin cups are the perfect size for little mouths.

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  9. Emily C - I have been able to find them at Michaels in the cake decorating aisle, sometimes at the grocery store, or online. the dollar store also sell the disposable kind.

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  10. Thanks for the tip about turning the liners inside-out. Great idea! And the eggs are precious!!!

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  11. Wow, what a selection! My kids would love this. I really have to start doing my muffin tins!

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  12. i only have the silicon liners. mainly because i'm afraid the paper will burn up in the oven... even though i'm not using my tins in the oven. so. yeah. you know i have issues! stop laughing at me!

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  13. Such a great idea and I love the idea of turning the liners inside out! I may have to try these with the girls when they visit next time.

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