Muffin Tin Monday - Children's Literature: Christmas Stories

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Muffin Tin Monday is a weekly blog gathering (here at HCO) of mommies 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. Remember, you can be as basic or as detailed as you want!

( Clockwise from top left: Coconut "snow", Nilla wafer "train wheels" [frosted, 'cause that's how I roll], chocolate chip "lumps of coal from the engine room, frosting "snow", Christmas colored sprinkles a.k.a "reindeer chow", red rope licorice "sleigh reins", and graham cracker "train tickets")

Essentially, this MT was about frosting the "tickets" with all the other ingredients! So yummy! I am wondering, however...was this a tough theme for anyone else? I had a very hard time. I definitely over thought the whole thing. I didn't want to do another dessert type tin, it just sort of happened that way! Oh well, it certainly was delicious! I wanted to do a tin around the nativity story (cause again, that's how we roll), but aside from the bible, we don't have any good nativity books...and I didn't want to risk being sacriligous. The Polar Express is one of my kids favorites, so we chose that one!

Now it's your turn to show me what you came up with! Bring me those tins, and remember, I accept submissions all week long!

Muffin Tin Mamas:

My 4 Sweetums

Life in Gator Land

Mind Games

Way Out West

Blue Eyed Blessings (check out her finished product!)

Just For Fun

Sparking To Learn

Casa Camacho

The Sound You Hear is...Living

On A Whimm


  1. Anonymous4:27 AM

    This is my first time joining muffin tin Monday. Here is my submission.
    I found this so fun and our Advent book for yesterday was just a perfect match.

  2. Here's ours...

    I have really missed doing these. Times are sooo crazy right now!
    Thanks for being the new host:)

  3. Anonymous8:40 AM

    We had a great time making the tin this week - we read "Santa's New Suit" and made new suits for Santa sandwiches!

    I blogged about it here.

  4. Hi Michelle!
    Here is our tin for this week:


  5. this is adorable!!! thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  6. This was so fun! Here is our link:


  7. What an awesome, fun, idea!

  8. Hi Michelle

    I have been clicking around the blogoshpere lately and have recently found your blog. What a wonderful find your blog has been. So many creative and fun ideas. I am slowly but surely working my way through your posts.

    One post that really caught my eye was your Christmas photo ornament. I just finished working on this last night and have written a post about it today.

    Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational ideas. I love visiting your blog and will be sure to pop back soon.

    Lots of love

  9. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Oh, such cute ideas! The Polar Express is one of our top favorite books/movies, too! I wish I could've contributed this week, but I was in a brain lapse and couldn't get creative. :)

  10. Here's our first submission...


  11. those are GREAT Michelle! I love the Polar Express, great book. I also adored the Peanut's Christmas muffin tin. soo cute and festive!! Happy to see all is going so well over here.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  12. I love the gingerbread house muffin tin idea! I will have to use that one!!

  13. Hi Michelle! Our muffin tin is up~ I LOVE all your muffin tins. Too cute~ Happy Holidays! Bobbi


  14. We are a little slow - had a funeral on Monday and a busy Tuesday - but here is our Muffin Tin Wednesday - How the Grinch Stole Christmas.


  15. Okay, embarrassingly late - but I did it within the same week!


  16. I had to come by and see what you did last year since you told me you did The Polar Express, too. I love it!! (And I love seeing what everybody else did, too!) I like the idea of the train tickets! I was having a hard time deciding what the sandwich would be (the bed), train tickets would have been so much cooler!

    Anyway, I love MTM! I'm so happy we started doing it. :-)