Monday, July 5, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Patriotic Edition

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth


Even though the 4th of July was Sunday, we had to do a patriotic themed tin this week for Muffin Tin Monday. It was too hard to resist a built-in theme opportunity!



I believe this was Ben's tray. The top row holds 3 egg salad sandwiches in mini whole wheat pita breads (OK, not patriotic, but I needed to finish the egg salad, I meant to buy flag picks but forgot). The next cup is vanilla yogurt with a flag made of strawberry slices & a blueberry, then a mini chocolate cupcake with red/white/blue start sprinkles.

The bottom row has a few crackers with cheese *stars*, strawberries & blueberries (red & blue), and a couple of celery sticks decorated with white cream cheese & carrot stars.

Not too bad, in my mind, a few stretches to get a balanced lunch, but the kids liked it and it was fairly 4th of July themed.

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18 comments:

  1. Very cute!! How do you get the star-shaped cheese and carrots. Do you have mini cookie cutters or something? Also, where do you find all of your "picks"?

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  2. Mini cookie cutters. I have 2 sets I use a lot (plus a million other random ones). The first set is from Williams Sonoma and come with 12 tiny shapes in a little round tin. It's around $8, I think, but was worth it for as much as I use them. Nothing is bigger than an inch, if that.

    The second sets are Wilton fondant cutters. Any craft store should carry them, they usually come with 3 of a same shape, so the itsy bitsy stars like on the celery, another star about the size of the cheese, and a third that is maybe 1.5-2 inches in diameter so perfect for sandwiches.

    The picks are mostly random finds. Some are ordered from Japan or Japanese stores, but I use a lot of cupcake picks too, b/c those are easier to find in the States. The bright swirly ones I use (pink circle, blue squares) are actually Wilton message picks. Hope that helps!

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  3. This is too cute! Where do you find the mini pita bread? I live in Oklahoma, and can't find them anywhere!

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  4. Kroger! It's in the deli section with the fresh breads, but it comes packaged. I want to say it's Toufayan or something really similar to that (in Canada so don't have the package handy).

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  5. Oh wow, I like this theme so much! The blue, red and white colours turn out so nice, and you even have matching background for the bento! :)

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  6. Super cute & patriotic bento, Shannon! Thanks for the tips on where to find cutters, cause I need more bento stuff. (Husband rolls eyes in the background.)

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  7. You do! There is no such thing as too much. ;o) I'm actually going shopping today in Canada to look for some cute accessories.

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  8. Shannon, this is just so cute! It never dawned on me to put cream cheese with celery (duh!)Maybe I will make the kids another tin today!

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  9. I love all the stars. The flag is really clever.

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  10. You're too cute! I'm trying to learn as much as I can from you for when I have kids of my own. :)

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  11. I was wondering if you froze the cupcakes iced or if you have to ice them once they thaw from the freezer? These would be so nice to have on hand!

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  12. Yummy! Love the flag made from the strawberries and blueberry, so creative!

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  13. @Lori, I freeze them iced. If you have enough space to freeze them spaced out, you can combine the in a container once they are frozen solid without messing up the icing.

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  14. What a yummy tin! I love it. :) Looks like something any lil one would enjoy.

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  15. Wow, there's so much going on here. You always impress. Thanks for the suggestions above about where to find the cutters. I have some mini cutters, but I didn't know where to find the mini-mini-cutters.

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  16. Lovely festive tin! Thanks so much for linking up to the 4th of July Linky Party & Happy Independence Day!

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