I first saw the idea for Muffin Tin Meals a year ago and thought it was a great idea. I wanted to try it, but didn't have any cute muffin tins, muffin tin liners, cookie cutters, or egg molds which I thought were necessary to make a good, "Muffin Tin Meal." I was also intimidated by all of the cute, imaginative meals that I saw on the Muffin Tin Mom site and worried that I just wasn't up to all of that.
However, after posting about Apple Donuts and thinking about how appearance affects our reactions to food. I thought I would give it a try. I decided that I would basically serve the same foods as I typically would for lunch, but I would just arrange it in the (old, beat-up, used) tins that I already had.
It didn't take me any longer than usual to prepare, and I have to admit, it looked so much more appetizing than the same elements would have looked on a plate. The kids were so excited, and my older son just kept saying, "Yum, this is sooo good mom," which is funny since it's pretty much the same thing he would have for lunch on any given day!