Monday nights are busy at our house so a couple months ago we started doing muffin tin dinners. Muffin tin meals are usually just a fancy way to serve leftovers, but this week I made a back to school muffin tin meal to celebrate the first day of school!
It was very simple to do. I used kitchen scissors to cut out the sandwiches in the shape of a notebook and wrote ABC on the top with an icing pen. I saw the super cute idea for the cheese pencil on Money Wise Moms. Instead of using a string cheese and bolonga for the base I just cut a rectangle from a block of cheddar cheese and attached the Bugle and raisin with peanut butter. According to Money Wise Moms you can use mustard to attach it also.
I rounded out the meal with Scrabble Cheez-Its (which since they’re not whole grain are a special treat at our house–we really do live on the edge!) and raisins, apples and grapes. Our back to school themed muffin tin was not only super easy for me to throw together before we went to gymnastics, it was a huge hit with the kids! And would even be fun for a first day of school lunch too!
What fun foods have you made for back to school?
That pencil is so adorable and I didn’t realize they even made those Scrabble Cheez-its. I’ll have to check those out!
I love to use the Cheez-its to spell out messages in the lunchbox–especially on special days–and my little ones love to use them to find letters and make their names. They are definitely worth checking out! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Cathie Johnson says
Excellent idea. Thanks for sharing your tips. Love to have you visit and comment at toddlersthroughpreschool.com anytime.
Will definitely check it out Cathie! Thanks for stopping by!
maryanne @ mama smiles says
My kids love muffin tin meals, and this one is cute!
Thanks! Usually our muffin tin meals are just leftovers so the kids were impressed too. 🙂
Deb Chitwood says
This is awesome … so creative and fun for back to school! I pinned your post to my Back to School Pinterest Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/back-to-school/
Yay! Thanks so much!