Monday, October 3, 2011

Totem Poles on Muffin Tin Monday

It's Muffin Tin Monday and I'm extremely excited this time, because my blogging friend over at Garden of Daisies was kind enough to send the most wonderful package.  I was her 400th follower, and she said she wanted to send me something, but I had no idea she'd find something so fantastic and creative to send!  I'm not the type of person that jumps up and down, but when I opened the box and saw 3 totem pole sets to use for Muffin Tin Monday, I was jumping up and down folks!  I couldn't wait to use them (and you'll have to go ask her where she got them if you're interested, because I've never seen anything like them myself).
 You can turn the little compartments around to make different style totems - note that some sides have faces, and others have hands and feet.  How much fun is that?
The boys each had a totem with apples on top (from our apple trees - yes, our apples have weird black spots that won't wash off on them, but luckily it doesn't affect their taste).  In the middle they had a chicken and broccoli noodle casserole.  On bottom they had a roasted acorn squash.  I finally found a way to cook acorn squash that I love without all that sugar and butter!  Just toss w/ olive oil, salt, and pepper and bake on a baking sheet at 350* for 35 minutes.  Yum!  The boys sure loved their totem poles.

If you'd like more fun ideas for Muffin Tin Monday, go visit Muffin Tin Mom.

40 comments:

Jill said...

Those are absolutely darling! I bet your boys were super excited to see those. What a great gift.

Karen said...

Adorable! and I bet those apples are delicious fresh off the tree, spots or not.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The muffin tins are so cute! What a wonderful gift. The meal looks great! We have been enjoying sugar free squash too.

lisa9999 said...

The boxes are so cute!! I love roast squash.

My Journey With Candida said...

I bet the boys can't wait to see what you are going to come up with next for them. I can't wait to see what you will do for them on Halloween. The dollar store sells such cute little plastic things.

Those totems are so cute!!

CreativeChaos said...

Those are awesome!

Farmchick said...

I have never seen anything like this. Too cute! I bet your boys loved them.

SnoopyGirl said...

What a great gift to receive. They are so fun! Looks like a great lunch!

TexWisGirl said...

those are too cute! and perfect for you!

Valerie said...

I would have been jumping up and down too! I love those!

Great recipe for the squash too. We just picked the last one from our garden on Saturday:)

blueviolet said...

Those are just too cute! I'm not surprised at all how much they loved them.

Mary said...

Ha those are awesome! And thanks for the easy way to prepare the squash. I was looking for a healthy and easy way to make one too.

Have a great day friend :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how neat.... Love it, Lisa!!!! Your acorn squash sounds yummy!!!!!! You have 3 lucky boys because I'm sure that their food tastes MUCH better in those muffin tins!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Loretta said...

They are tooo cute! Hope the boys didn't eat to many apples.
LOL...Hugs!

Meredith said...

how very cute!!!

Angela said...

Those totem poles are just too darn cute! I'm sure the boys were very excited about them too! What a great surprise gift! Sweet!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Cute! Love 'em! PS. Saved your post for next Mon. :)

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

Lisa, those are so cool! What a neat gift! MY kids would love those. :)

Sugary Flower said...

Those totem pole cups are so cool!

sara d. said...

cuuuute!
(and lunch sounds yummy, too!)

laughwithusblog said...

How fun--the package and the fun snacks!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So cute! Your boys will love them

Chatty Crone said...

Those look so cute - I wish my grandson would eat better. sandie

Nezzy said...

Oh your boys are gonna love those!!! Too cute!!!

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

Debbie said...

adorable....i wish we had something like this back in the day!! you can really make eating fun!!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

What a wonderful gift! They are so cute. I'm going to try your method for cooking the squash.

GardenofDaisies said...

I'm so glad you like them and that the boys had fun eating from them! :-) Their lunch sounds yummy! I love squash.

MamaGames said...

I adore those totem poles! Would LOVE to know where to find them. And the squash with olive oil sounds like a much healthier way to prepare it - we'll have to try it. :)

camp and cottage living said...

Lisa
I can see why you are jumping up and down-these are so neat!
I'm a follower of Garden of Daisies
and she always finds the most unusual stuff.
I bet the boys loved their totem poles!
PS: The food inside them looks mighty yummy too.

Little Wonders' Days said...

The totem poles are ridiculously cute! Great tip on the squash too.

Kim said...

I can certainly see why you were so excited. I love those!

Michaele said...

I wish they had these when my kids were little. They would still love them, but don't tell anyone.

Jen said...

Cute idea!! And you make the yummiest lunches! Can you come and cook for us? ;)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Those are the cutest little containers! I just pulled some acorn squash from our garden yesterday, or at least I think that's what it is. Though I don't know if I'm ready to give up my brown sugar and butter.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am going to try your squash recipe. It sounds so good. Its fun to hear suggestions from friends on sharing cooking ideas!
The Totem Poles are adorable.
What a sweet gift.
love
tweedles

GardenofDaisies said...

OOPs, I thought I left a comment, but I must have gotten distracted . I'm so glad you like them! And I'm happy that the boys are enjoying them too. Their lunches sure look yummy. You young moms are so creative, making these healthy lunches super fun for your children. Makes me wish my kids were little again.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Well these are just too cute. What a great giveaway prize. :)

Myya said...

These have got to be the cuttest things EVVVER!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

That is an awesome set!

Sandy said...

How cool are those!