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?