The more Muffin Tin Meals I make, the more my children think I can make a Muffin Tin for any theme. While I certainly consider this a compliment, I am often a little afraid I won’t be able to live up to their high expectations.
We recently saw The Rise of the Guardians. We all loved the movie. I was also so pleasantly surprised when I was in the bookstore a week or so after seeing it and discovered it is based on a series of books by a much loved author, William Joyce. We have his book, “Santa Calls” and it is one of my very favorite Christmas stories to read to my littles. Anyone that knows me even a little knows that I have trouble walking out of a bookstore without new books for my little men, so I brought home the first in the series, a picture book, titled, “The Man in the Moon.” I also bought the first chapter book in the series, “Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King.” We have absolutely adored both of them and can’t wait to get more books in the series.
So the boys begged for a Rise of the Guardians muffin tin. I had to give it much thought, and some is a bit of a stretch, but here is my take on The Rise of the Guardians:
In this muffin tin: Circle shaped PBJ Sandwich (with a face to be the Man in the Moon), Whipped cream with Graham cracker crumbs (for Sandy the Sandman), Red apple slices and Pear slices (red and green for St. Nicholas), Tooth shaped PBJ sandwich (for the Tooth Fairy), Cheddar Bunnies (for the Easter Bunny), and ice cream with “frosty” sparkles (for Jack Frost).
The boys thought it was awesome! It helped that there were two desserts in it, but hey, it happens sometimes when you’re trying to make a theme work!