Monday, January 23, 2012

Frogs and Toadstools on Muffin Tin Monday

I used up so much creativity last week doing that Toy Story 3 bento that I decided to sit back this week and be lazy.  I used our kiddie frog theme, and added our toadstool (or mushroom) muffin cups.  Because obviously toadstools go with frogs, right?!
The boys had caesar salad, homemade classic white bread, and beef stew made in the crockpot.  A perfect meal for a wintry day, in my opinion.  And while Pierce whined about the salad, I was happy and stunned when the twins ate every last bite of theirs and asked for seconds!  Hooray!  At least my 2 year olds will eat salad, even if my 5 year old still won't!
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38 comments:

E 2 Act Fast Chef said...

Love that your 2 year old eats salad!

My Journey With Candida said...

Those frogs are so cute!! I love seeing all the things you come up with on muffin tin Monday/

Jill said...

Very cute and it looks mighty good. Yea for 2 year olds and their like of salads!

Karen said...

I have often been frustrated by my now-fifteen year old's poor eating habits... we always have he good stuff here, torcherous trying to get him to eat enough of it. Still!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think the salad looks great! What fun lunch!

Sugary Flower said...

Wow, that's impressive! No way my girl would have eaten salad of any kind at age 2 (she will eat some types now). I like the froggy gear!

the cuby poet said...

Kids and salad justn't doesn't seem to be a combination made in heaven!
However well done to the twins for eating your salad even if Pierce just hasn't got the taste yet.

Jodi said...

I need to get some cute lunch stuff. Love the frogs. BTW, my two year old loves salad also, but his big brother (4) hates it! Really, my two year old will eat anything...crayons...sand. The only thing he fights us on is medicine!

Amish Stories said...

Beef stew and chili are two of my favorite winter foods, and a nice fun touch for the kids as well. Richard

Kasey @ TFOMplus2 said...

I have no idea how or why, but my every one of my kids (with teeth, that is!) would choose salad over ice cream any day. Not so much with green beans or brussel sprouts, but it's something, right?

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Cute meal, mama! No salad for the big guy? Hmmn. There have to be ways to get it past him! :)

Sally said...

I love when kids will eat salad; Hunter will order that in a restaurant!

Cute, cute ideas you come up with, Lisa!

Have a great day!

The Incredible Woody said...

That does sound like the perfect meal for a winter's day:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I could not get my kids to eat salad...good luck with your 5 year old. When are you lazy? that is funny

Slamdunk said...

"caesar salad, homemade classic white bread, and beef stew."

Great meal and with the kiddos asking for seconds, that is a definite A+ for you mom.

Dawn said...

Ahhhh....maybe they will rub off on their big brother;))
Cute meal. I would like that for lunch today...and I would even eat the salad:)

Out on the prairie said...

Made me think of the Froggy series of childrens books.

Angela said...

I love it! So cute! It's great that the twins aren't listening to their big brother about the salad and were willing to try it! Glad they loved it! My daughter hates all things tomato except ketchup and some salsa. Her dislike of it and her saying it all the time has kept my son from even trying a tomato! He says he doesn't like them but he's never tried them. Go figure! lol

Ginny said...

Homemade bread, salad, and stew? all for lunch? When can I come over? And a salad two year olds will eat???

Valerie said...

I think those frogs are cute too! Boy is it ever wintery here! I've shoveled more snow in the last two or three days than I've done in a long time! It makes me hungry enough for a couple helpings of salad myself:)

Nezzy said...

How fun!!!

I wanna have lunch at your house. We could just pretend I'm just one of the fellas there!!!

God bless your week sweetie!!! :o)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like a great froggy lunch ---on a cold, winter day... That beef stew looks yummy... AND--I'm thrilled to see kids eating salad and veggies... So many don't!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Marilyn said...

Ohhhh, what's your white bread recipe???

Becky Jane said...

Love the toad stools and frogs. Your stew looks warm and yummy!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The stew looks so good -- and the bread and the salad. You can send Pierce's portion to me. :)

Cascia Talbert said...

I love that adorable plate and bowl! Glad to hear that your little one is eating his veggies.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

The salad looks awesome! I wish I could get H to eat salad! Maybe one day..

Loretta said...

Salads? Priceless! Hugs

~LKB said...

Great meal! I love the toadstool cups and those froggies are adorable! :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am very proud of all your good eaters - whether they eat salad or not! sandie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think you would be such a fun mother.
Your boys will always remember how you made meals so fun for them
love
tweedles

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

My kids both liked salad and I thought that was normal. It was other people that told me that it was rare, so I guess you're double lucky too!

Myya said...

LOVE your new header, SUPER cute!!!

Mmmm homemade stew YUMMY! Two of my lil ladies will eat salad the other one is hit & miss depending on what kind.

blackheartbetty said...

My three year old just started eating salad. It was a total texture issue. That frog theme is so cute! Love it!

AudreyO said...

My oldest wouldn't eat salad until she was a teen. I tried the ranch dressing, the ketchup, I tried everything and still she wouldn't eat salad until she was a teen.

Barbara said...

I am so jealous that your two year olds eat salad!

Helene said...

None of my boys will touch a salad!! Well, Cole will if I drown it in ranch dressing. Bella is much more adventurous when it comes to trying new foods!

Love the frog theme!!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Piere is really holding out on that salad! That's awesome your 2-yr-old's eat it! This meal looks delicious to me. :)