Sunday, January 30, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday - Her Favorite Things

This week's Muffin Tin Monday theme is "Favorite Foods." Well, I didn't want to just give her a tin full of candy. I had toyed with the idea of an ice cream toppings muffin tin buffet, but instead I decided to pick her favorites from each food group. As an added challenge, I tried to make the food shapes fit with the song "My Favorite Things." And then, because I am a nutjob was feeling creative, I wrote lyrics to go along with the foods I chose.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens.
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens.
Brown paper packages, tied up with strings,
These are a few of my favorite things!

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes!
Silver white Winters that melt into Springs,
These are a few of my favorite things!

Honey Greek yogurt with honey on top,
Berries of all kinds, she never says stop.
Chocolate and sprinkles put her in good moods!
These are a few of her favorite foods.

Sandwiches made up of PB and honey.
(She) Loves fish eggs and bean sprouts, which I think is funny!
"Not orange cheese, just white cheese!" She's copping some 'tudes.
These are a few of her favorite foods!

When the cats scratch!
Find bro-ken dudes. [What she calls her humanoid toys.]
These things make her sad.
A "beautiful lunch" with her favorite foods,
And then she won't feel so bad!

Sugar Sprinkles on Strawberry Roses and Bean Sprout Whiskers on Carrot Kittens
Colby Jack Cheese Kettles and Colby Jack Cheese Mittens
Chocolate Fudge Packages, tied up with strings
These are a few of her favorite things!
Tortilla Sandwiches in white dresses with blue satin sashes,
Roeflakes (and cheese 'snowflakes') that stay on my nose and eyelashes.
Honey Greek Yogurt-with-honey-on-top Winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of her favorite things!

Raindrops on Roses: "Raindrop" sugar sprinkles! And flower-shaped strawberry slices!
I got these little heart boxes at the Dollar Tree. 10/$1! In red, hot pink and light pink assorted! Win some in my bento giveaway! (link at top)
I used a flower veggie cutter, just because they're a little easier to use than the mini cookie cutters.

Whiskers on Kittens: Bean sprouts. For the whiskers. And little carrots using a mini cat cutter. I had to cut the carrots into strips crosswise to get a large enough area. Yes. She loves bean sprouts. We order her a side of sprouts at the Thai restaurants.

Bright Copper Kettles and Warm Woolen Mittens: No clue what to do for a kettle or mittens. I have 18 - that's right. Eighteen - mini Winter/Christmas cookie cutters. Are any of them mittens? Of course not. Plus there's no room to cram another food into my lyrics. So we're just ignoring this whole line. *sigh* Okay okay. I guess orange cheese is technically in the lyrics already. I decided to use my Food Writers to freehand shapes onto slices of cheese, then used a steak knife to cut them out. Bleah. I hate freehanding.

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings: Chocolate fudge brownie bite. Omnomnom. Plus toffee licorice "string" from Ikea. Any kind of sweet is her favorite. But I had just one of these left. *sigh* I love her enough to give her my last brownie bite, instead of just using a mini Hershey's.

Girls in White Dresses With Blue Satin Sashes: I have a princess/bride cookie cutter, but it's too big for standard bread. So I made a PB Honey tortilla sandwich and used the cutter on it. Blue sugar sprinkles on a honey "sash." PB Honey is her current favorite sandwich. Except for tuna fish with pickles, but that would have been impossible to cut.

Snowflakes That Stay on My Nose and Eyelashes: String Cheese stick 'nibblets' kind of look like snowflakes. If you squint a little. Plus she's been refusing "orange cheese" (Colby Jack) and "yellow cheese" (cheddar) lately. And she's never liked Monterey Jack. So, this is it, cheese-wise, until I can figure something else out! I used the CoJack anyway, for the mitten and kettle, but I'll probably end up eating them.
Since she love love LOVES salmon roe (and all other colors/sizes of sushi fish eggs,) I had to incorporate them somehow. I had thought about making them the 'raindrops' on carrot roses, but the sugar and strawberries was just too perfect for that theme. So we have some Salmon Roeflakes to go with the cheese.

Silver White Winters That Melt Into Springs: Yogurt "winter." The honey looks more like pee than Spring, but work with me here, people! And it must be honey yogurt with honey on top. Greek honey yogurt, which tastes really good on its own, is just not good enough for Her Royal Highness.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things:
My Very Favorite Things
Bunny ear barrettes!

I thought for sure she'd go for the salmon roe first, but the brownie bite was a close second. She surprised me and went for the brownie first, and spent some time working on eating the toffee licorice, which, in the past, she's rejected. Then she went for the salmon roe, quickly followed by the yogurt. "I need more honey yogurt with honey on top please!"
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  1. Awwwww! This is terrific! You are good as so many things! I can't even draw a mitten, let alone cut one out of cheese!

  2. Adorable! I love that you put so much thought into this tin. It makes the result (as in your kiddo devouring it) so satisfying.

  3. Perfect theme lunch! I love your version of hte song. The food layout is wonderful.

  4. I sang your song to my daughter and she loved it - was quite entranced by the idea of the MTM being created around the song lyrics. I can see I'm going to have to do one soon too! Looks like a yummy lunch!

  5. You are way too cool! I love your adorable tin and all your favorite things... including your Sound of Music song. You should really write for Squidoo! This talent of yours would really inspire many readers there. Happy Monday my creative friend!

  6. Thanks! I tried singing the verses to her and pointing out the parts, but she told me to stop singing. :(
    And I TOTALLY forgot about olives. Sheesh. She LOVES olives! A bowl of olives, a bowl of salmon roe and a bowl of candy, and she's in nirvana!

  7. What a great MTM, so much fun! I love your give-away and became a follower!
    Dannyelle at

  8. Wow, impressive tin! I like the part about chocolate fudge!!

  9. Now I will have that song stuck in my head. Great looking meal!

  10. I love this lunch and love your song even more! Too cute! And insanely creative. My son went through the "stop singing!!" phase and eventually got back into it. He had no choice, really. :)

  11. By the way, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and giving me the advice. I love your blog and Im looking forward to doing some archive reading.

  12. Oh my gosh, you are too much! It's funny though, because when I read what our MTM theme was for the week, I immediately thought of this song. I love your tin, it's super cute.

  13. awesome. just awesome! I am always blown away by your creativity.


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