On Veterans day, I ended up with three extra kids for lunch (making a total of 6.) As lunch time approached, I realized that I had no idea what I was going to serve this group of kids who were not all as adventurous as my kiddos when it comes to food.
Macaroni and cheese is always a safe bet, but all I had was some left-over macaroni from when I made "scaffolded mac and cheese." Pizza's usually a hit, but I just had one single serve frozen pizza in the freezer. It seems that all kids like peanut butter and jelly, but I'm allergic to peanuts (so it's cashew butter in my house) and I only had whole wheat bread and I wasn't sure if that would have universal appeal.
I decided to use 3 shared Muffin Tin Meals to solve my problem... First of all, I figured that the novelty of being served in a muffin tin would help increase the appeal. Secondly, this way I could serve a variety of foods in a less threatening way, and hopefully there would be at least something that would please everyone in the crowd.
*Deal Alert for Muffin Tin Mom pros, or those of you who would like to give it a try!!
This weekend I went to Target and found a surprise in the Dollar Section--- Winter silicone muffin tins (snowflakes, trees, and gingerbread men) for $2.50 each!!
And check out Muffin Tin Mom for more muffin tin meal ideas!