11.10.2008

Muffin Tin Monday-Theme: Family Heritage

WELCOME to MUFFIN TIN MONDAYS:
A weekly blog gathering 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!

This week's theme: Family Heritage/Recipes

Photo above: Flag of Ireland

In the beginning stages of "planning" for our tin, I bit off a bit more than I could chew (no pun intended) and did a bunch or research and wanted to incorporate as much of each nationality as I could...After much thought, I decided that the kids might understand better about the foods they were eating through the people in their lives. We made a family tree with little flag representing each ancestral country. We talked about where each Grandparent and Great Grandparent is from and what kinds of food they like to eat in the country where their ancestors are from. I also reminded the children that they are first Americans and second a combination of these other countries!

Here are some pictures of our "Smorgasbord" (That's a Swedish meal that incorporates a wide variety of foods):Jacob's Cookies(Ireland), Scrambled Eggs with Cheese (America), empty tin for the Italian Cream Soda (Italy) we will get after school, Potatoes (Germany, but also good for Ireland), Rye Bread (Germany), Orange "Dundee" Jam (Scotland).
While they were eating, I laid out the flags on the family tree and explained it all. My daughter was very interested in this part of the experience. Incidentally, the only thing the two ate were the scrambled eggs and cookies.....I guess all muffin tins can go over well! No on to all the goodness from you other mamas...

11 comments:

  1. Wow! You really out did yourself this week! Mine is not nearly as spectacular.

    And really, it's not the eating of the tin as much as how creative we moms were in putting it together, right? This is what I tell myself when one doesn't go over well. Although, it's usually my daughter who doesn't like it.

    Also, exposing them to all these different foods will make them more willing to try new things over time. Really, it's worked for my son. We've always given him non-kid foods and now his favorite foods are calamari and sushi.

    Oh - and mine can be found at
    http://worldofwhimm.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the fun tin!

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  2. What a great way to take the theme and really expand it! I love that. We focused on food from my Polish grandparents. You can see our tin here.

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  3. Aww love it love it love it!!! X.

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  4. Well, i kind of broke the rules a bit , but here is our tin.

    http://just4funwithsandy.blogspot.com/2008/11/muffin-tin-monday_10.html

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  5. We didn't follow the theme, but we did do a muffin tin this week!

    http://thelyngfamily.blogspot.com/2008/11/muffin-tin-monday.html

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  6. Here is our Muffin Tin Monday: Heritage Theme!
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/SchoolinRhome/617863/
    Thanks!
    SchoolinRhome

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  7. Hi! I am new to this but was wondering when you will post next Monday's theme?

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  8. Just want to let you know we will be taking a couple of weeks off...out of town and but will start back after Turkey Day!

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  9. The flu held me off a few days - but here we are - can't wait to check out the others and I LOVE your flags!!!

    http://utahjenny.blogspot.com/2008/11/muffin-tin-monday-ontuesday-posted-on.html

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  10. Here is mine. I think I will be lopsided this month and do the muffin tin family heritage next week, is that ok?

    http://culturequeenandprincess.blogspot.com/2008/11/muffin-tin-monday_10.html

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  11. This is super late but we finally have ours up.

    You gals did an amazing job this week!

    ~Bobbi
    http://bobbicamacho.blogspot.com/2008/11/photobucket.html

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