Monday, October 8, 2012

Maple Leaves Muffin Tin Monday

The leaves are officially falling all over the place now!  The other day I was making homemade tortillas and as I rolled out the dough, it occured to me that I could cut them out into fall shapes before cooking them.  So I dug out my maple leaf cookie cutter and proceeded to do just that.
Pierce had two homemade tortillas topped with refried beans, melted cheese, and of course olives (the boy is crazy for olives!).  He also had a heart muffin cup with corn, and sliced tomatoes and green peppers from the garden.  My garden was pitiful this year, but I did get a few tomatoes and green peppers at least.  Pierce ate everything but a few bites of the corn.

For more fun lunch ideas for kids, check out Muffin Tin Mom. 

33 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

Those tortillas with the refried beans sound very good. Not so sure about the green olives on top though. Cute container.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

JDaniel loves olives too. This lunch is filled with such delicious foods.

Are We There Yet! said...

You are making me hugry for mexican!! I used to make tortillas but it has been years since I made them.

Karen said...

You are so creative, Lisa... and I love olives too!

cat said...

I think every muffin tin Monday post should include at least one kid picture. Pictures of food just don't do it for me. Besides, my grandsons are so cute and I never see enough of them :-)

Buttons said...

Oh I love the maple leafs. You are so very creative. B

Terri Buster said...

What a cute idea! Now I'm hungry.

The Incredible Woody said...

Looks yummy!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

What another creative idea Lisa. Olives are my favorite.I can eat them by the jar!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They really look like leaves! The whole lunch looks colorful and delicious (and healthy!).

Sharon Wagner said...

Another cute inspiration. We just picked all of our peppers off the vines for the season. I'll have to come up with some pepper creativity myself this week!

TexWisGirl said...

some very sloppy looking maple leaves, but i bet they were delicious. :)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I'm with Pierce! I love me some olives. Hubby can't stand them and I'm glad because that's more for me!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Cute idea! Now I'm craving refried beans haha.

Maple Lane said...

Great idea with the maple leaf cutters. My husband loves olives, too. Since he can't have sweets, sometimes for birthdays,he gets a special collection of olives!

alissa apel said...

That's great he's open minded enough for Olives. My kids won't eat them.

Once I played a joke on Mica. I put two black olives in a pile of purple/black grapes. He took a bite out of them and his happy face turned into a yucky look. It was so funny. He said, "Mom something is wrong with these grapes!"

Sandy said...

Of course you would think to cut the tortillas into shapes....lol. You simply amaze me!

Renae said...

Just so cute! Gives me ideas for my grandkidgirls. I got to see them last night and they are super! I always get to see my grandson. He was there last night too and I had to share him with them because they only see him once a month or so. (my youngest daughter - mom to baby boy-) live 15 minutes away. My other grands live about one hour and 15 minutes away. I'm so grateful I know them all.

Sally said...

It's wonderful the way you introduce new foods to the boys by being so creative. :)

Looks SO good!

xoxo

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This sounds so yummy...it is so cute too

Jill said...

An autumnal lunch fit for a Prince!

MichelleM said...

My kiddies LOVE olives too. They recently discovered refried beans. Great idea with the tortillas! :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

What a great idea. I wish I could be so creative with my grandchildrens lunches. I hope you have a great week.

Loretta said...

How creative Lisa...I love olives too!
Love this post...
Loretta

Mary said...

That lucky little guy to get this spread placed before him...so cute and healthful.

Lin said...

I like the leaves! Cute idea! that might be cute for fall parties too...crispy leaf tortillas and dip. YUM!

SnoopyGirl said...

Love the leaves! They look yummy!

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

That looks good!

Sandy Adams said...

Yum! Homemade tortillas are the best!

Kerri said...

How Cute!

Nancy Claeys said...

Looks great -- I'm definitely going to have to come over for lunch sometime. :)

Barbara said...

I love that you cut the tortillas into maple leaves!

the cuby poet said...

Your creativity knows no bounds. A* for these.