Monday, June 29, 2009

American Muffin Tin Meal

Today's Muffin Tin Monday theme is "4th of July". I wanted our food to be a little more than just red white & blue. I wanted our muffin tin meal to be patriotic, and include some history. Here's what I came up with:


Clockwise: Tortilla with strawberry jelly, blue yogurt with white flower sprinkles, eagle shaped cheese quesadilla with cheddar cheese beak and raisin eye, cherries, and mulberry pie.

The cherries are symbolic of George Washington (with the whole chopping down the cherry tree thing) and we drank tea as a symbol of the Boston tea party.


The eagle head was really easy to make. Just fold a tortilla in half, and then cut out a "ghost" shape with some scissors. It cuts very nicely with scissors. Then, put some cheese in the middle and microwave (or fry it if you're a little more ambitious than me, or if you're preparing it for adults). Finish off by cutting the beak shape out of a slice of cheddar cheese, and stick a raisin on there for an eye :-D

For dessert, we also had one of my eagle pops.


See my post with directions on how to make these here. Also, check out my preschool 4th of July craft idea here :-)

Check back later this week to get my awesome mulberry pie recipe! Go here to see the other participants in today's muffin tin Monday over at Michelle's blog. I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with! :-)

17 comments:

The Mumpowers said...

I LOVE the eagle-shaped quesadilla! My little one is only 9 months old so I'm not quite starting Muffin Tin Monday yet, but am SO excited to. For now I'm just having fun getting inspiration for the future. :) Very creative! Good job!

PisecoMom said...

The eagle quesadilla is very cute... and gives me a great jumping point for all sorts of other things I could cut out of a tortilla! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Susana said...

This is awesome!! LOVE the eagle head and the eagle pops--so creative--LOVE IT!!

Tiffany said...

I love the eagle quesidilla!

Michelle Sybert said...

Love the cherries and the eagle quesadilla! well done! Thanks for joining us, glad to have you back!

Julie said...

Great job, especially with the eagle!

BranFlakes said...

That eagle is awesome!

ImogenSky said...

That is so fun!!! Love the whole history behind it too :)

Stacy said...

What an awesome muffin tin! Why didn't I think of that eagle....how smart. You're very creative!

Little Nut Tree said...

That is amazing. I would never have thought of cutting shapes out of a tortilla. Fantastic!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Love the eagle! We love tortillas for cut outs too... they make the funnest meals! :)

Val

Michelle said...

I love your muffin tin!! The eagle quesadilla and pops are sooo cute!

Bona Fide Mama said...

That was soooo creative. Glad to "meet" you!

Jenny in Utah said...

we're not worthy ... we're not worthy ... my goodness - that was fantastic!

Xazmin said...

I love it! 2 of my favorite things...adorable AND patriotic!

~Bobbi~ said...

One of my favorite tins ever!

sara's art house said...

This is absolutely adorable!!!! I am going to use this next year for sure.