Monday, September 12, 2011

Mushroom Muffin Tin Monday

The other day I just had to get out of the house.  Pierce needed some new socks, so the twins and I headed to TJ Maxx.  Imagine my delight to discover they had all sorts of unusual muffin tins from Denmark!  Yes, Denmark!  They had trains and farms and butterflies.  I would've bought them all if I could, but our budget is not that flexible.  I picked up the mushroom cups and a bug tin.  Here is what I made the first time using the mushroom cups.
Pierce had a vegetarian "sushi" dish with raw tomatoes that I made from a recipe in Fitness magazine.  It was really good, although I roasted our green tomatillos just a bit first (the red tomatoes I left raw - and the whole thing is in a soy based sauce - very flavorful).  He also had fish sticks, peaches, and ketchup for dipping. 

If you'd like more fun muffin tin meal ideas, check out Muffin Tin Mom.

29 comments:

Jill said...

Those are adorable!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your muffin cups! What a find! JDaniel would love this meal.

Samantha said...

Those are really cute!

Karen said...

What a great idea!

Texan said...

Now how cute are those!

Sandra Orchard said...

What a colorful plate. Hate to tell you this, but you're ruining your boys for a future wife. LOL

Sonya Heilmann said...

So cute!

The Princess said...

Buddha says, "I want to eat them, they're funny."

So, I think it has his approval =)

Dawn said...

So cute. I've said it before....but you really are an amazing mom!!!!

Valerie said...

Very cute finds! And I still love fish sticks. Every so often we have them for dinner. They were a big treat when I was a kid, so having them makes me feel like I'm about 5, and that's it's a special occasion. Isn't that silly!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

TJ Maxx is the best! That looks like a good lunch!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So Cute!!!

blueviolet said...

What a surprise to find those!

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
You get an A plus for use of your imagination in creating such fun meal presentations for the boys.
No wonder they will eat such healthy foods!

Rockabye Butterfly said...

I love the mushroom cups!!

(Florida) Girl said...

Mushrooms. Too cute.

If only my lunches were as interesting.

Meredith said...

oh those are so cute! what a fun find!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

How cute are these? I need to find me a TJ Maxx. Max. Whatever.

Pierce will have an iron-clad stomach by the age of 16. I swear. :)

Angela said...

Those are so cute! Who would have thought they would make mushroom ones? And from Denmark and not China! Woo Hoo! Love that! I have serious fits when I find things made in China because I won't buy it...

Here's my tip of the day concerning socks for boys! Try to only buy ones that are black or brown on the bottoms. That way when they wear them outside without their shoes they don't look all dirty after you wash them! :)

Sandy said...

I have missed these. Once again, I quit reading blogs. I am just having trouble getting back in the groove of life. I need to scroll back through as I know my favorite little guy started school and I am sure you posted pics of that!

Chatty Crone said...

Those were so cute! sandie

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these are so cute! I agree what a great find!!

A Quiet Corner said...

I love fish sticks! Great deal for you and the boys!...:)JP

Michaele said...

You make food so fun! And healthy!

Myya said...

I always look at your muffin tin Mondays & think that I should totally do that! One of these days I really will LOL.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

That looks so fun! I always look forward to seeing your muffin cup ideas! My daughter begs me to get fish sticks. :)

Jaime Leigh said...

fun!

lisaplus6 said...

what a GREAT find!!! and your lunch looks so tasty!!!

Carrie K said...

Those are the cutest muffin cups ever...guess I better go check out TJMAXX!!