Once again I missed MTM. But, I am glad I waited because the boys love muffin tin meals too, and are bummed when they miss the lunches. This week I did a simple after-school snack in the color green for St. Patrick's Day. Normally, I kick the kid(s) out of the kitchen so the meal is a surprise but today I recruited my littlest helper.
First we made Pistachio pudding from a box, using skim milk. Notice L even has a green whisk to go with her green football jersey and green pudding. Someday I think I will have a contest to see who can figure out how many jerseys L owns. She seems to be wearing a different one in every post.
Next, we drizzled pretzels with candy melts. These green ones were left over from Christmas and I knew I didn't have enough to cover all the pretzels, so we drizzled. In kid-speak this means glop it on and then shake it off. Fun but messy!
Here we are, a muffin tin snack fit for Leprechauns. I love my cute new Wilton muffin molds. The set came with 6 yellow and 6 pink. I just used the six yellow (2 for each kid if your not good at math) because I didn't think the boys would appreciate the pink. Only my oldest really loved the pistachio pudding. Little L thought it was OK and J wanted nothing to do with it. The pretzels were a big hit with all three.
And what muffin tin meal or snack would be complete without a book? I was on the waiting list at the library for about 10 different St. Patrick's Day books but The Luckiest Leprechaun was the only one that came in on time. It is a sweet story about friendship and what is most important in life. It's got fairies, a big fluffy dog, and a lovable yet grumpy little Leprechaun. For more MTM ideas be sure to check out Muffin Tin Mom's Blog.
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!