11.11.2008

5 Answers to 5 Reasons Why You Have Not Joined Muffin Tin Monday




Muffin Tin Monday is a weekly blog link up (here at Muffin Tin Mom and previously at Sycamore Stirrings) of mommies (are there any daddy
MTM's out there?) who serve one meal a week (or more:) ) in a muffin tin! We post submissions every Monday and enjoy sharing and encouraging each other as parents. You can be as basic or as detailed as you want!

1. "I don't have a blog." Did you know that there is a Flickr group dedicated to Muffin Tin Meals? and a now a facebook page? This is a way that non-bloggers can participate. It is free to join Flickr (a web based image hosting site) and free to join FB too. Sign up for an account, join the muffin tin meals group, post your photo to your flickr photostream and to the group or to the MTM facebook page and either leave a comment or email me with the URL/link location. That's it! So, all of you non-bloggers out there...come join us! I promise you will have fun making lunch in a muffin tin and your kids will love you for it!

2. "I've tried it once before and my kids did not enjoy it." This is a tough one. I stand by the phrase "If at first you don't succeed, the try, try again." Try serving foods your kids are familiar with, or are their favorites....warm them up to the idea and then try introducing themes and new foods as they get more excited about. Also, are you having fun? Typically, when Mom has fun, kids have fun too!

3. "Have you seen my muffin tins? They look terrible! I am not posting a picture of them!"
First off, let me answer this one by saying "Who cares what they look like! Not me!" Having a little (or a lot) of wear and tear only means the tin is well loved and well used-both good things. Secondly, give it a good scrub. I found a great tip for cleaning those tins here. And if that fails, consider investing in a new tin (they run around 5.99 at Wal-mart) or try the local thrift store for a gently used one.

4. "Mondays are really busy for us, I don't have the time." Shhhh....I'll let you in on a little secret. I often don't do my muffin tin on Monday, but a few days ahead of time. I find it is less stressful that way and I don't have to worry about making the tin, taking the photos, and posting all in one day (or in some cases morning!) What also works- Doing a muffin tin meal the week before on Monday, and posting it the following week's MTM. And of course, as always, I accept submissions all week long for that week's MTM.

5. If I participate in one more meme/blog carnival/whatever I think my head will explode!"
There are a ton of memes/blog link ups out there in the blogosphere. And many on Mondays (Menu Plan Monday with Organizing Junkie, "Not Me!" Monday with McMamma). I believe there is room out there for all of us! So maybe you do it some weeks and not others....please don't feel pressured to post every week- that's the beauty of MTM- make it as basic or as detailed as you want. In all honesty, I get detailed simply because it is more fun for me that way than it is for the kids (see #2). My kids love Muffin Tin Mondays regardless of the theme or how detailed I get.

So there you have it, no more excuses! Come and join us every Monday for some Muffin Tin fun!



17 comments:

  1. I can't think of one reason not to do it. We love muffin tin monday and I tell everyone I know about it!

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  2. I've been watching Muffin Tin Monday for far too long. I love the idea. I've been trying to find a 6-tin muffin pan. You know what - I can't! So I'm going to do my own thing - tomorrow - promise! ;-) I think my kids will love this. I promise to even send photos! LOL

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  3. I tried it once, she was happy, but still didn't eat all gone. But that's because it was a 12 cup. I'm going to go buy a 6 cup and see if that works out better.

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  4. So, I'm one of those that haven't joined MTM. I admit I've wanted to try to though. Hmm...do you use this as snack time or lunch?

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  5. That's the beauty and fun of of MTM, it can be done for any meal or between meals!

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  6. I've been under the weather lately, but I'm so getting back w/ MTM when I feel better :)

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  7. Ok, Ok, I know I've been lurker way too long... I'll join in next week...it might be a Muffin Tin Tuesday for me though. 8)

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  8. Umm...I thought of another reason: I don't have any kids. :)

    Believe me, when I do, we'll be joining the MTM movement!!

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  9. Here's ours for this week. I do Muffin Tin lunches every week, but don't usually send in the link. I'll try to be better about that.

    http://jasonheidihillman.blogspot.com/2008/11/bartholomew-and-oobleck.html

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  10. @ Alison (dog mom)...having no kids is a stumper....can't wait for you to try it out when you do. I have been known to make myself a MT with the kids too! They make great topping holders for Ice Cream Sundaes

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  11. I found your idea recently. I went and bought another muffin tin at the local dollar store for $3 this weekend. I am looking forward to participating next week:)

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  12. BTW-- what is next weeks theme? Sorry, if its written somewhere.....

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  13. What a wonderful idea! I will have to dig out my muffin tins! :~)

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  14. Anonymous5:07 AM

    Ugg! I have been looking for a six cup one all week. I think I will have the kids share a 12 cup tomorrow and keep looking. This looks like so much fun.
    Blessings,
    Dawn
    www.homeschoolblogger.com/my4sweetums

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  15. I bought a silicon muffin tin at my local craft store (like Michaels, Joann's, Hobby Lobby). They are in the Cake decorating section. Mine ran $9.99, but I had my handy 40% off coupon.

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  16. ok, ok, I'm in. But, I am taking your suggestion to plan it the week before. I actually have an idea for this week. . . now to go find a muffin tin. ;-)

    I have really enjoyed reading about MTM!

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  17. I think you wrote this post for me! I'm in, I promise!

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