Without further ado, here is Boogie's first muffin tin meal, a Dr. Seuss themed one!
The grapes are filling in as mulberries for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Boogie ate the last of the blueberries yesterday, which is what I was going to use. Boogie only ate a couple, which surprised me because he usually loves grapes.
I got this idea from the Muffin Tin Mom, and this is actually why I decided to start with a Dr. Seuss week. I alternated slices of strawberries and bananas to make a Dr. Seuss hat for The Cat in the Hat. I made this hat on a popsicle stick instead of a skewer. Boogie ate a whole banana and then some strawberries.
The goldfish are for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. I didn't have the colored ones and I didn't have a blue cupcake liner for the water. You make do with what you have! This is the only part of the tin that Boogie emptied. Of course.
The apple slices are for Ten Apples Up On Top. Again, Boogie usually loves apples, but wasn't interested.
That last strange looking mess is lime flavored green Jell-O that is standing in for Oobleck rom Bartholomew and the Oobleck. As far as I know, I came up with this idea on my own (though I am sure others have thought of it, too) and I was so excited because I was sure Boogie would love it. He fought me on it but finally tried a bite, spit it out, tried another bite, told me he liked it, ate a few more bites, then didn't want any more. Silly Boogie!
So, that is my first attempt at making a themed, fun, relatively healthy muffin tin meal! I consider it a success! He did not eat everything BUT besides his excitement and going to the table without a fuss, the big deal is that HE TRIED EVERYTHING! He chewed and swallowed at least one bite of everything I gave him. I was so proud of him and really glad I tried this. So we will definitely be muffin tinning more often :)
You can also see our Dr. Seuss tot trays here or download the Cat in the Hat dot marker page I made here. You can also see the Dr. Seuss hat pattern activity here.
Linking up to these great parties!