Sunday, December 26, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - The Weakest Link

For this week's Muffin Tin Monday, there was no theme, but I had planned on squeezing in another Christmas themed one. I had hoped to do a Twelve Days of Christmas one, similar to one I saw last week, but was thwarted due to busy holiday preparations and lack of sleep time. So instead you get a boring Muffin Tin Meal I had banged out for breakfast per a special request that day that made us miss going to Chuck E Cheese with the other MOMS.

Ranch, Green Beans, Carrots, Buttered Toast Fingers, Cheese Scraps, Strawberries
Let's see if I can think up weak links to justify this as a holiday theme...
Ranch 'snow drift,' green bean 'pine needles,' 'Reindeer food' carrots, umm... lessee... toast fingers... makes crunchy sounds like walking on snow? Oooh or logs for the fireplace. Okay... cheese... 'icicles'? And red berries are a obvious winter theme, if technically the wrong kind of berry for the season!
And the heart muffin tin because it was clean and I had other plans for my holiday themed ones for love and family!

I made this because she had requested green beans and carrots for breakfast (That's right. You read that correctly.) Since she'd want Ranch to dip, this was an easy way to house it all, and allowed me to sneak in a balanced meal! She ate most of the beans, ate around the toast crusts, most of the cheese, all of the strawberries, and none of the carrots.

Just so you do't go thinking I should be nominated for Mom of the Year because of my child's healthy meals and food choices, she ate the whole thing while surfing YouTube. (Yeah. After I start her on Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, she surfs around watching other versions of it, Chicka Chicka 123 and then some songs to teach English but that I think are great for toddlers too!) She knows how to play the same one again, how to go into and out of full-screen mode, and can click on the picture for another video. One of her favorites she calls 'The angry X show' which is a version of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom that I don't particularly like, but the picture that it shows is a mad-looking letter X. :)
In my defense, I stay in the room with her, just in case she stumbles across something nasty. Plus she's learning hand-eye coordination and valuable mouse skills. :P

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth


  1. My kids like to watch a Dvd or Youtube when they eat too. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  2. Funny post! I love how everything fit a Christmas theme in the end. Little J likes looking at Christmas light shows on YouTube. He even emailed one to his teacher!

  3. I love your links to winter and Christmas! The tin is so healthy and yummy.

  4. you call it boring, I call it awesome. :) and any child who wants veggies for breakfast definitely deserves to watch videos on youtube.

    MTM themes for the next several weeks are up on the site. thanks for kicking my rear in gear. ;)

  5. Great tin. Veggies for breakfast sounds yummy!


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