Monday, September 17, 2012

Creepy Crawly Breakfast on Muffin Tin Monday

Do you know what September is?  It's the month of creepy crawlies.  Trying to get into my car (yes, the mice are back) and into my house (wolf spiders...shudder!) and into my compost bin (very large brown larvae - is this bad?).  And let us not forget, the most dreaded of all, those stinkin' stinkbugs!  All these creepy crawlies were on my mind when I made breakfast for the boys the other day. 
This was Cort's plate.  He had honeydew melon (which I bought on the side of the road from a produce stand), turkey sausage, and house shaped french toast on homemade bread with syrup.  He liked it and ate every bite, in spite of the creepy crawlies.  I, on the other hand, just can't stop thinking about The World's Largest Wolf Spider that is residing in the bush just outside our front door.  His web is taking over the region, and the only thing saving him right now is my deep hope that he likes to eat stinkbugs....

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35 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Very cute breakfast! I am always amazed at folks who buy the "fake" spiderwebs to decorate their windows and doors for Halloween! We have plenty of webs naturally!

Heather said...

We have so many spiders around our house this year too. I have no idea why, but I am constantly vacuuming them up in my entryway around the door...

Jill said...

So cute! Love the house.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Maybe your spider will get big enough to catch the mice!
I seldom kill a spider and the garden is full of those huge ones that live on the ground and haul their egg sack with them. I can only imagine how many bugs they are eating, good girls!
You must be a food artist, I used to make faces with the mustard and ketchup but that was the extent of it.

Barbara said...

boo for the bugs and creepy crawlies, but the breakfast came out great!

Tiggeriffic said...

This morning I packed Ben's lunch and jazzed it up.. I made him a butter and jelly sandwich and got out the pumpkin cookie cutter.. Whack, snip and there it was ~ ta da.. Should of taken a picture.. I didn't show him before he left this morning < so I'm hoping he takes a look before he chomps....
Spiders are everywhere.. In my basement it looked like a haunted house so I took my broom down and swiped those webs and then sprayed my whole basement.. Sorry..they are all in spider heaven~!
You are such a creative mom...

Out on the prairie said...

Pretty funny, those big spiders can catch you off guard.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What an original idea for breakfast; no wonder the boys loved it!

Did you know spiders hate high wind? If you have a leaf blower or something similar handy....

The Incredible Woody said...

And that is why I love my Bug Man :)

TexWisGirl said...

i'm laughing at your wolfies. we had a plethora of them this summer.

the cuby poet said...

Wolf spiders don't sound very nice to me. I think they are an American speciality oh and probably else where too we certainly don't have them here not by that name anyway. I just found a few were seen in Scotland in 2004. Ugly,nasty little chaps.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Ooh, creepy crawlies scare me! A spider fell off my head the other day in the car. Thank goodness I was at a stop light so I could grab it and throw it out the door. (I hope it landed OK, but I didn't check.)

Love the breakfast--you are so imaginative and creative!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

You are a braver woman than I to fend off the invaders like you do. And then you pay homage to them in your lunch? LOL

andy said...

Very cool! !! Hope you have a great day

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope he eats the stink bugs and someone will come eat him. The meal looks great.

My Journey With Candida said...

It is getting to be that creepy crawly time of year.... I can't believe that we are getting close to October and then Halloween.

Very Cute!!

Emily Sovich said...

Oh, this post gave me the creeps! Super cute breakfast, but eek...good luck with that spider!

EM Illustrator said...

This looks very cute. Know that these creatures can be a bit creepy. Enjoy your day!

Sally said...

Your imagination astounds me at times. Those boys eat well, and that's a good thing! :)

Nancy Claeys said...

I definitely have a love/hate relationship with spiders too. Hope yours decides to move along. :)

Sandy said...

I am terrified of spiders & frankly wolf spiders are the worst! They get so freakin big...

Sharon Wagner said...

You put the fun in food with that meal.

Meredith said...

Love the silicone spiders, not so much the real things! We had an issue with June bugs last Spring...it was disgusting. bleh. I hate creepy crawlies.

Valerie said...

Oh the stinkbugs! I remember your trials with them last year-and wolf spiders make me shudder too. Here, August is hobo spider season. They are the biggest spiders I have ever seen and they terrify me!

I say less of the real thing, and more cute lunchtime bugs instead:)

Annmarie Pipa said...

your presentation makes eating even more fun!!

Angela said...

I think I heard you screaming all the way at my house from seeing all of those bugs at your house! lol

Lin said...

EEEEK! Fake or not...I could not eat with spiders on my plate. I really don't like spiders. Blech.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I read your responses to A Rural Journal's questions and had to hop over to your blog! Squash bugs- I have come to like them. Strangely enough I enjoy trapping them on duct tape bracelets when I turn over my spaghetti squash leaves. I spent the entire summer doing this. I sort of miss it now.

Love the buggy breakfast.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I guess squash bugs are different than stink bugs, but they sure look similar.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Never thought I'd use the word "cute" to describe a breakfast, but it is!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh no!!! be very careful of that creepy spider!

love
tweedles

kewkew said...

That is so cute. I love the spider cups. Neat idea for a breakfast.
We had mice a bit ago, but I think we finally got rid of them all. We have spiders, thankfully not wolf spiders.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I really don't like wolf spiders! I am always wishing they would find some other place to live besides under my home. Mice are ok so far this year our three cats keep them pretty much out of our house.

alissa apel said...

Now I want to see a photo of that spider you wrote about. When I lived in Shavannah, GA they had some huge spiders as well. I've never seen anything like them in Omaha, NE. To this day I do not know what kind they were. I was scared because I didn't have health insurance at the time.

Such a cute plate! I can see why he gobbled it all down.

Kim said...

I hate September for that reason and I wish I didn't. The weather is more my style but because it's when the creepy crawlers I dread most seem to be out, I stay out of nature as much as possible until I know they've gone into their cocoons.