Monday, August 16, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - seaside

This is the last "free" week for Muffin Tin Monday before the scheduled themes begin again! I've had this one in mind all summer but kept putting it off! Unfortunately, this muffin tin meal just didn't turn out the way I had hoped. Oh, well. You win some, you lose some. ;-)

MTM - by the seashore

Top row:
- sand pail
- fishy crackers
- octopus shaped hot dog

Bottom row:
- strawberries (I figure if Sponge Bob can have a pineapple under the sea, we can have strawberries!)
- lobster quesadilla
- fish shaped hard boiled egg

The lowlights:
The bottom row occupants! All of them!
The lobster cookie cutter I used is from a set of Williams Sonoma cutters I got a few years ago. It's super adorable, but it has very blunt edges that are not ideal for cutting through a crispy tortilla.

The boiled egg didn't fully form in the mold and then a fishy cracker totally jumped ship and remained undetected until I was loading these pictures! I guess a stowaway does still lend itself to the theme, somewhat...

And the strawberries? So uninspired! I had a cute idea for that muffin spot, but forgot to pick something up at the grocery store that I needed to pull it off. Maybe next time!

The highlights:
sand bucket of yum
This cute little sandpail! The bucket is a mini cup that is from a bento shop. I filled it with vanilla yogurt and topped that with graham cracker crumbs.

cute lil octodog
Cute little octodog! I've made these before, but this is my favorite one yet. :) I continue to have a tricky time getting all 8 legs cut, this one only has six. I kinda started to understand why someone would want to have that little octodog cutting tool
(JList link) for easy tentacle making, until I realized after looking it up that it only makes 6 legs too! LOL

As always, you can go to the official Muffin Tin Monday site to see other muffin tin meals. Next week the scheduled themes begin again, starting with "alphabet/ABC". Hope to see you there! :)
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14 comments:

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I love it, you are so imaginative! I'm going to have to get some egg moulds, they look so much fun.

JDaniel4's Mom said... [Reply to comment]

I am eating by the sea today too. I love the lobster.

Nichcole said... [Reply to comment]

Would you so kindly tell where to get the "sandpail" ?

I LOVE this cute idea

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness, I LOVE the pail!!! Great theme. :)

Christy said... [Reply to comment]

Cute! Love the theme!

Sandy said... [Reply to comment]

awesome.. thanks for sharing. I tried making the octodogs today and it was a huge hit.

Alison said... [Reply to comment]

I did an ocean theme too, hope you don't mind I linked to this in my post! I neeeed a tiny little pail like that!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said... [Reply to comment]

Despite the troubles it still looks amazing!! The lobster is so cute! And the sandy pail!!! All of it is an awesome meal :D

Jayne said... [Reply to comment]

Saw it on foodgawker.com . If I were a hot dog eater I'd prefer to eat it shaped like seafood. Super cute :)

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said... [Reply to comment]

you are so talented. even what you call "lowlights" are still awesome to me!

so great to have you join in.

Mommyof2girlz said... [Reply to comment]

Loving the lobster but most of all the bucket of sand... Genius!! Awesome tin!

Lil Bit and Mummy said... [Reply to comment]

I made an octodog for my preschooler today and after I cut the legs, I sat it on a plate with the legs straight out from the body (sitting upright) and microwaved it for just under a minute. The legs curled really well, and I didn't have to resort to deep frying it! It was fast too, which helps when your 3 year old is "soooooo hungwy mummy!"

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

How do you send these to school?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

Anonymous (#13) - Our muffin tin meals do not go to school. These are made just for fun home lunches/snacks/meals. :)

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