Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Muffin Tin Monday

Of course I had to do a Valentine's themed tin today.  This was dinner a few nights ago.  A simple meal that was completely devoured - every last bite!
 Heart shaped grilled cheese (do you see the smiley face?!?) with balsalmic roasted squash and zucchini (roasted last summer, sealed, and frozen - they preserved very well!), a heart shaped fresh tomato, dill pickles (canned last year) and a crown full of chocolate mousse, strawberries, and a squirt of whipped cream.  Can you say yum?!
This is how I made the smiley face - toast stamps!  I found them at Dollar Tree.  A set of 2 costs just $1 and they had all different patterns to choose from.  Fun, huh?

For more lunch ideas, check out Muffin Tin Mom and Bento Blog Network.

33 comments:

Michael said...

making the ordinary, extraordinary...always a wonderful thing

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Dollar stores are the best for finding inexpensive items like your bread stamps. Cute!

Jill said...

Very fun! I really like the crown. Your kids must get so excited over your meals!

Kasey @ TFOMplus2 said...

Love it!! I have never much frequented the Dollar Tree, but they've seen me a bunch more since I started reading over here!! ;)

E said...

I love it! I can't believe you found those stamps at the dollar store! I never find cool stuff there . . .

andy said...

Very cool grilled cheese

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I need to get to the Dollar Store. It's just one of those stores I always forget about, but I've seen some bloggers get some very good buys there. Cute toast!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The food stamps look really fun! I would love to have this for lunch!

Clint Baker said...

Great idea!

Melodie said...

That is just cute!

Sally said...

Awww, you come up with such cute meals for the kids. Love this one! :)

Meredith said...

Love the pancake! I saw those toast prints at DT, might just have to go back and snatch them!

the cuby poet said...

As always I can hear other readers salivating as they look at this
scrummy yummy lunch with a smiley face.:)

TexWisGirl said...

the stamps are too cute!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

So cute!

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Lisa,
Funny to see this dinner.
It looks delicious and very funny. It must be a surprise for your kids!!

Greetings, Marco

Valerie said...

Those toast stamps were a great find! And I'll take some of that chocolate mousse, too:)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those are so cute, and I have some Mickey toast stamps!

Rockabye Butterfly said...

omigosh I never heard of toast stamps! That is such a sweet idea!!

Loretta said...

How cute are these! Love them! Hugs

Anne Payne said...

That's cute! I love Dollar Tree :)

My Journey With Candida said...

Your muffin tin Mondays are always so cute. I love looking in the dollar tree.

AudreyO said...

I love the crown. I continue to love seeing the lunches you put together.

Michaele said...

I don't think we have the same Dollar Tree (sigh). Really cute Lisa.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I want to come eat at your house!
love
tweedles

Barbara said...

That came out amazing! Such a cute Valentine's meal!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super cute! I'd love to have you link up to the Valentine's memes at Bento of the Week and Thematic Thursday.

Sandy said...

Yes, adorable. I have never even heard of a toast stamp!

A Quiet Corner said...

I've got to see if I can find those...got some grilled cheese lovers here!...:)JP

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Valentine's Day. sandie♥

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

These are so adorable!! You always find the neatest things!!

Angela said...

That is just so cute Lisa! I see you are enjoying some of those freezer meals to make room for your beef. :)

Jen said...

Love the smiley faces!
And the dessert ;)