Muffin Tin Monday

the-undigi1One of the cool things about reading lots of blogs is that I come across so many cool ideas.  To be honest, I come across far more than I will ever have time to try, but still, I like to look and see what other people are doing. There are so many really creative people out there and I love to be inspired in my art, my home, and my parenting.

One of really great ideas I have seen a lot of, and one I plan to do over the summer while we are all home together, is MUFFIN TIN MONDAY.  Here is the desciption:

Muffin Tin Monday is a weekly blog gathering (here at Her Cup Overfloweth 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!

Each week there is a theme (they are posted ahead of time) and people create and serve meals in a muffin tin.  I LOVE the idea for so many reasons — fun for the kids, something new to do for lunch, great way to introduce new foods, getting the kids involved, and more.  I also love that the people who participate share what they have made. They can link at the main post at HCO and there is even a Flickr group.  Here are some of the themes they have done (all images are linked):

greenCOLORS

shape-challengeSHAPES

basedonabookBASED ON A BOOK

familyheritageFAMILY HERITAGE

holidaysHOLIDAYS

And some other really cool ones…

other

dinner

flowercups

girlsday

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So, tomorrow is Monday. What’s stopping you? If you want to keep with the groups theme, it is

“MTM goes AWOL! (Take your tin to another location-park, bedroom, friend’s house,etc.)”

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