Monday, September 21, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday--Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth
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This week's theme was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, from the children's book by Judi Barrett, and now there's a movie coming out in its honor. The movie looks really fun, but I just don't think my son could sit through a whole movie yet, so we'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD. I do remember the book, though. It was fun flipping through the pages to find ideas for this meal, and also reminiscing about the first time I read the book... I think one of my teachers read it to the class. It was fun and exciting when I was a kid, and now that I'm a mama, it is fun to be able to read books like this to my son. I am so glad he loves to read! So, if you haven't read the book in a while (or ever... gasp!), go read it for yourself or to your kids. It's really a cute, imaginative story, and makes for a great food theme! You could probably have an entire party based on this book! I'll just explain what my foods are from the book. Pretty much anything was fair game, since all different types of food were pouring from the sky. From top left to bottom right... I have mashed potato clouds with peas, bananas (this was my "I don't have anything else to put in this tin" tin), a cup of milk (since it would rain juice or milk from the sky), meatballs... gotta have 'em, spaghetti, and broccoli. I don't know if anyone else noticed this about the book, but why is it when the "storm" comes, all the foods that are good for you end up being the "bad guys"? Why do broccoli and brussels sprouts always get such a bad rap? I think they are both delicious if cooked the right way! Anyways, that's my 2 cents. This was another fun muffin tin meal to make for my son, but he only ate the bananas, meatballs, and spaghetti... and, of course he drank his milk. I guess 4 out of 6 is progress... :) Enjoy!


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32 comments:

love lives in the kitchen said...

hehe, i like this unusual way of using muffin tin!
have a great monday!
justyna

Tinkr said...

I have never heard of this book before MTM. It sounds great.
Makes for a tasty looking MT too.

I have been ogling the monkeys in the etsy shop, they are just georgous!

Momma G.Love said...

I've always wanted to try muffin tin monday but I don't know if my guy would go for it. I should just give it a try!

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ Stick It in the Fridge

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Chasing the Goose said...

Love the tin! Looks yummy and how cute are the mash and peas.

Susana said...

Thanks for the summary of the book. We haven't read it or seen the movie, but it sounds fun!!

Your ideas and foods in your tin for the book are super:-)!!

Evenspor said...

Your meatballs look really yummy. They are making me hungry.

Stesha said...

Muffin Tin Mondays sounds so fun! I like the concept!

I've heard great things about the movie, but I would like to read the book first.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Stesha said...

Muffin Tin Mondays sounds so fun! I like the concept!

I've heard great things about the movie, but I would like to read the book first.

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Kimi said...

That is really neat! It's a great idea, and the theme is awesome, too. I think my boys would love that :)

Little Nut Tree said...

It looks yummy! We've never read the book, I think it's not very well-known in the UK.

Ritalin Mommy said...

Looks like a yummy, well-balanced meal!

Lisa Anne said...

YUM, I'll take that muffin tin for lunch today. Those meatballs look YUMMY!!

Michelle at Her Cup Overfloweth said...

awesome job! we had fun too! Thanks for participating in MTM, your tins are always fun!

lululu said...

hahaha, i love it that u use a muffin tin in an unconventional way!
i think that's how we teach our kids to be creative!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Looks like a really yummy tin!

Lisa Anne said...

WHOLLY CRAMOLI, YOU FREAK ROCK.

THAT WAS HECKA FAST. I JUST GOT MY MONKEY. THATS THE FAST ORDER I HAVE EVER RECEIVED.


LOOK FOR ANOTHER POST ON YOU ON MY BLOG, JUST CAUSE THAT WAS SO FAST AND YOU ROCK! OH YEAH AND I LOVE HIM. I CHANGED HIS NAME TO GEORGE!! YUP LIKE CURIOUS GEORGE!!

Chef Eureka said...

How fun! What a clever idea. Hopping over from SITS!

Michelle said...

Your Muffin Tin is amazing!

Sherry said...

Great tin! Can't wait till we get to go see the movie!

Debbie said...

How clever to tie it in with the book/movie.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

I think I will suggest this Tin trick to my hubby when he makes lunch for the kiddo. This is a very creative idea and fun for the kids!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

muffin tin monday's are my favorite but you already know that ...don't you!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love checking in on Monday's to see whats in the muffin tin this week. This one is very colorful and ties into the book wonderfully. I'm with you on the broccoli and brussel sprouts getting a bad rap, I love them both.

Have a great day,
Judy

PisecoMom said...

I was thinking the same thing about the poor overcooked broccoli! :)

trudie-jollymommy said...

LOVE your tin! Always an inspiration to see other mommies tins!

Mommyof2girlz said...

Yummy Tins!!

Amy said...

Yum! that looks delicious!

bluecottonmemory said...

We saw the movie for the B-Day boy! It was a freaky weird movie:(

I have some encouragement for you over at my blog. Come on by:)

Rachel said...

Very cool!! I love this idea.

Juliet Grossman said...

What a clever idea. I totally want to start doing muffin tins too. Thanks for sharing! (Great pics too.) Thanks so much for swinging by my blog on my Sits Day last week:-)

Bethany said...

I love the Muffin Tin Monday idea- and CWACOM? Fabulous theme! Stopping by from SITS :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I love that muffin tin!! We saw that this weekend, and the kids loved it.