Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Dear Rachel and Abby,
You girls are very picky eaters! Mommy and Daddy don't know how you survive on the small amounts that you eat.
In the past, I was a sneaky chef who disguised and concealed foods to make sure you were getting all the nutrition you needed. As you got older, your full, unfinished plates of food became the next meal. Sometimes this worked, sometimes it didn't. We also withhold dessert on a regular basis when you haven't eaten enough. One evening you told us, "That's ok. I don't mind if I don't have a cookie." Time to switch tactics.
Yesterday I stumbled across a new blog called Muffin Tin Mom. She uses muffin tins to creatively present lunch to her children. She hosts a weekly blog carnival where Moms can share pictures of their muffin tins and what they put in them. There is sometimes a theme to follow like using rainbow colors, a Spring theme, or holiday colors.
There is no particular theme this week, so I thought I'd give it a try and link up. Instead of muffin tins, I used trays from Target. Our muffin tins are a little grungy. :) I'm happy to report that this was quite a hit with you girls! Picky eaters no more! You enthusiastically ate almost everything on your trays! Thanks for the great idea Muffin Tin Mom!