Muffin Tin Monday - Theme: Favorite Foods

Welcome to another fine edition of Muffin Tin Monday. Happy kids with happy tummies is what we are all about! What is Muffin Tin Monday? It's a blog link up where participants link back here at Muffin Tin Mom with a recent post (recent as in the last week) of a Muffin Tin Meal they made for their kids (or ahem, themselves). For more info, be sure to visit the Muffin Tin Meals FAQ page.

What's a Muffin Tin Meal? 
Simple dimple. 
It's a meal, snack or dessert served in a muffin tin. 

Muffin Tin Mom is the official home of Muffin Tin Monday and Muffin Tin Meals and we would love to have you join in the fun with us every Monday. Sometimes the link up is themed - like today. 

Today's theme is Favorite Foods

I went ahead and did not only our favorite food, but also our favorite Muffin Tin Meal: The "Make-your-own Mini Pizza" platter. I filled each cup with various ingredients and they assembled the pizzas and we baked them in the toaster oven.

UPDATE: I just lost all of the photos I took of today's super super awesome make-your-own pizza MTM. I pressed "delete" instead of "copy". Ugh! My sweet husband staved off a huge crying fit. But the photos are lost. I know some of you have been there and can sympathize with me. I will add photos later when the sun is shining and it is lunchtime again.

UPDATE to the UPDATE: Here's the photo. I remade it. Pizza for breakfast!

I will also share with you this super awesome Football-themed MTM I made earlier in the week in honor of the American Superbowl.

Now it's your turn. What did you make for Muffin Tin Monday? Add your link to the form below. Note: This linky will close on Feb 5th at midnight.

No Need For The Sunday Paper

some good stuff:

Pioneer Woman: What's not to love about Ree? And she loves featuring the awesomeness of others like this before and after showcase from The Lettered Cottage. love the clean look of this style.

Pizzazerie: Heart shaped red velvet cake whoopie pies, complete with recipes. Yummy!

My Paper Crane: Super cute heart-shaped doilie valentines perfect for kids! found via The Craft Crow.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Muffin Tin Meal - Football Themed Kids Food

The Superbowl is coming up this Sunday, so I thought I would share a little football (at least in America) themed muffin tin lunch with you. Today was all about teaching my son about being an "all star" super healthy eater.

Here are the All Star Stats. We went beyond knowing that our foods are "good for you" and researched why. Click on a food to find out it's nutritional benefits.

*Football food picks are from Pick On Us. I trimmed them down with scissors. Paper Muffin Cup Liners and Muffin Tin are from Wilton.

A Little Humor

While watching the commercial for "Perfect Abs"

Muffin Tin Boy: Do we need that? Can we get that?

Daddy: No, we don't need that.

Muffin Tin Boy: Why? Is it for fat people?

Daddy: Yeah, I guess it's for fat people.

Muffin Tin Boy: Well...Mommys fat.

Later I asked how he knew I was fat and he pointed to my tummy.

Good times. 

Disneyland at 7 years old

Same spot.... 27 years later...We are both 7...

Panera Bread - Come, Sit, Eat, Stay Awhile

It was the year 1999.

I was saying goodbye to college. Goodbye to my little life as I knew it living in Santa Barbara. Goodbye to friends. Goodbye to the little hole-in-wall coffee place where I studied for final exams.  Goodbye to my favorite thinking spot inside the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Goodbye to the best piece of Peanut Butter Pie I have ever tasted. And goodbye to that little known "bread company" where I could get freshly baked bread by the slice or loaf.

For me, Panera Bread reminds me of that little bread company (that incidentally is no longer there in SB). I walk in and it feels inviting to me, almost as if to say: "Come, sit, eat, stay awhile." With their Bakery-Cafes I can have that fresh baked bread I longed for, sliced and wrapped around delicious sandwich eats. I can choose to take home a warm cinnamon raisin loaf with my family or enjoy it over a hot dark roast cup of coffee and free Wi-fi (they were one of the first national eateries to offer it).

This is the display that greets you when you first walk in. Fresh baked bread and pastries. Yes, please!

If you are familiar with Panera Bread, (there are locations all over the United States) then you know the delicious taste and exceptional value of the "you pick two". It's my "go-to" menu item. 

French Onion and the Smoked Ham and Swiss....Um, hello comfort food goodness!

I also love that Panera has healthy and yet hearty options for kids. From their Horizon Organic Milk to their new "better for you" menu options like the Strawberry Granola Parfait: wholesome recipe created by Panera's head baker Tom Gumpel for his daughter Olivia with maple pecan granola, organic yogurt, fresh strawberries.

Have you ever been to Panera Bread? What's your favorite thing to get?

I was given a gift card to go and sample items of my choosing off the Panera Bread menu and share with you why I love Panera. I was also compensated for this post, which makes it advertorial content and not a review. Either way, I still think Panera rocks and can't recommend it enough. I am among a group of bloggers who will be taking part in a 3 month promotion for Panera Bread and will be getting to share more delicious goodness with you.

Muffin Tin Monday - Theme: Big and Little,Short and Tall

Welcome to Muffin Tin Monday! Muffin Tin Mom continues after more than 2 years to be the official Home of the Muffin Tin Meal. We support healthy eating for kids of all ages. We are excited for this week's theme:
Big and Little, Short and Tall. 

We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! Here's our offering:

Big hearts of cheese, little hearts of bread, little tangerine, little grapes, little m & m's and ham on skewers for good measure.

Look how teensy this tangerine is? The kids loved it. They kept calling it "baby" as if there were a "momma" tangerine out there somewhere.

Muffin Tin Girl enjoying a late lunch...

What did you make? We would love to have you join in. What are you waiting for? Join the blog link up that has moms connected all over the world!

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No Need For The Sunday Paper

Here are this weeks deliciously awesome links:

Moments Of Mommyhood {photo credit above}: Sandyra shares an adorable (and easy for kids to make) love birds project out of construction paper hearts! so sweet!

Living Locurto: Pardon me, while I gush a little bit. I have long loved Amy's website and her fabulous printables. In the last month I decided to sign up for her email updates (you can too via her blog's sidebar) and I am tell you, friends, it's like a little present in my inbox every day! I cannot recommend it enough.

Modern Kiddo: I LOVE this free printable chore chart (although I love all chore charts) This one, which is a FREE printable is particularly easy on the eyes. Found via The Crafty Crow.

Mom Endeavors: Is it still cold and snowy where you live? We are a little spoiled here in Southern California, with 70 degree weather, but you can still celebrate winter by creating "snow paint"!


Luke 6:43-45

 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.


Store up goodness in your heart.

Muffin Tin Monday

Muffin Tin Monday is the weekly blog link up here at Muffin Tin Mom that celebrates the Muffin Tin Meal and allows moms from across the blogosphere to link up and share ideas for fun presentation of kids food. In case you are new around here, we assign a theme to each week. And every 3rd week, we take a break from the themes. Like this week. :) This week there is no theme. 

Here's our Muffin Tin Snack: Apple pieces, red grapes, cheese circles, blueberry yogurt with sprinkles

Coming up very soon, we will begin our color of the rainbow series. I am excited about introducing some more new foods into the kids diet in a fun way and the color themes are always a great way to do that.

Now it's your turn, what did you make for Muffin Tin Monday? Won't you share it with us? Be sure to link back here, so your readers can find out more about MTM.

This linky list is now closed.