Monday, March 7, 2011

Muffin Tin Monday - Green

It's Muffin Tin Monday once again, and we are now up to Green in our Colours Of The Rainbow series.

This tin turned out a little differently than I had planned it. I was going to have spinach leaves in it, and also a caterpillar made out of peas. But we went fossicking at the local markets for green fruit/veg elements, and found three green fruits. And then I wondered what sort of more substantial element (carbs?) I could give her that was green, and decided on green pancakes (frozen spinach blended into the pancake batter - The Muffin loves this, and it's a great way to make pancakes healthy). So here's what we ended up with, and it's all very light green and anaemic-looking, but it did actually look tastier in real life, I promise...

Top Row: Pear; Grapes; Kelsey plum.
Bottom Row: Green pancakes; Green jellybeans from her party-bag stash; Green pancakes. She also had some lime marmalade (not pictured) for her pancakes, to match the green theme.
The After Shot:
The Muffin did not want to even try the Kelsey plums. I insisted she taste one, so she did, and said she didn't like it. Fair enough. The pears were apparently "too crunchy". She ate two pieces, and then ate four more pieces that I had fried up in the pan with some butter (for Husband and I to have on our pancakes).
To see what other mums did this week, go here: The Muffin Tin Mom.

7 comments:

Rockabye Butterfly said...

Love your green cups!

SnoopyGirl said...

Love all the green... even the green pancakes! Such a cute meal!

Sandy said...

I really need to try spinach pancakes! Looks good!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I am green with envy! This meal looks yummy!

Ludicrous Mama said...

Love it! I love that bright lime green color! So cheery!
I've never tried fried fruits on pancakes... just strawberries... Hmmm...

littlewondersdays said...

Pretty lunch! I find that some colors are hard to find in foods outside of fruits and veggies if you want to keep it healthy, so great job on the pancakes. I'm like you and encourage at least one bite. I have a friend that calls it the, "No thank you bite".

Sugary Flower said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!
Sandy - spinach pancakes are the only kind we make around here these days. They're great as the spinach makes them healthier, the colour is more amusing to the young 'uns, and you can't taste it at all.
Ludicrous Mama - the fried pear was not bad, but what you really want is banana fried in butter and maple syrup. More of a dessert item obviously, as it's really not healthy At All, but OH YUM.
LittleWondersDays - "the no thankyou bite"! Love it, that's cute!

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