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5.12.2010

Spring Series Muffin Tin Meal Ideas

photo by jcandeli

I have been dreaming up what I will do for this Monday's Muffin Tin Meal and I just thought I would share with you a few ideas I have been brainstorming.

When I think about a themed Muffin Tin Meal, I usually start by writing down a bunch of words associated with the theme.

For example, the next theme is springtime: birds and nests

birds and nests
birds
love birds
song birds
eggs
nest
owl
trees
leaves
birdhouse
bird bath
bird seed
worms
chicks
wings
feathers

Thinking outside the box:
stork
babies

Different types of birds:
owl
eagle/hawk,
chicken,
peacock
robin, blue jay, finch, love birds
humming bird
penguins
doves
swan
canary

  • Then I think about what kind of foods creating the meal might entail:
  • I try to match what I have in my cupboards to that list and see if I can create the theme around what I already have, if not I supplement if needed.
  • I then get to making the muffin tin: sometimes the process is more organic and it just sort of comes together and other times I am planning it out cup by cup what I am going to include.


Hope this  helps you out a little bit as you think about next week's theme

6 comments:

  1. Thanks! I started thinking about what I was going to do earlier today. I still haven't really come up with anything, but I think your list will help. :)

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  2. I already have plans on this next week's theme, but I'm definitely going to try this strategy with the seeds, plants, and flowers theme! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh, I'll definitely have to think about this one! Good thoughts though.
    Another idea would be the local Farm Market as we get closer and closer to so many veggies and fruits being available. I love taking my kids there and talking about the shapes, colors, etc that we see.

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  4. Counting down the days until my summer vacation from teaching so I can participate in Muffin Tin Monday's with my son Tucker! So excited!

    Stop by my blog, I left you a little something special over there in way of a Sweet Award :)

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  5. We are so looking forward to the spring series - it is sooo cold here in SA, raining non stop, so we need a little bit of spring love!

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  6. I was just wondering what the theme was. I wanted to participate and I am hoping that your list will help! Can kids eat bird seed?

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