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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sycamore Stirrings

Brilliant! These muffin tin meals made me sit of straight and yell "BOY HOWDY!"

Sycamore Stirrings has the greatest ideas! I am so glad that they will still work on my son, because I may have had to have another child just to do this. I showed my son her blog and you should have seen the smile grow across his face. We can't wait to try it! Brilliant! Anything to get kids interested in good food. Not processed crap food, but real food.

I am lucky that my son is an adventurous eater. We always told him he HAD to try something, but if he didn't like it, then he didn't have to eat it. I was determined to not to have him turn into a picky eater. I have a friend {wink wink} that has a niece and nephew who would only eat Kraft Mac & Cheese, hotdogs, rice-a-roni.......my neice would eat ketchup with potato chips for breakfast.........their parents STILL bring their own food (mac&cheese) to holiday dinners, and the kids are now 16 and 14! True!

We have all created little games to get our children to eat, but I really think this would have been so fun.......what a way to get children to try a variety of foods. Think of the vitamins their little bodies will absorb. I can see their rosy cheeks now.

I bet my niece and nephew........I mean my friends niece and nephew would have tried a few of these foods.

Why stop there, why not make other fun and tasty things in a muffin tin?I want her to adopt me. You know she's the mom bringing the fancy treats to school making the rest of us look bad.I can make ants on a log..........so there.

But I can't make a quilt.

Or baby beluga tee's.........love that. I loved singing that song to my son. I'm sure she made that whale so perfectly because she's from Seattle. We have whales you know......And I can't make headbands...........heck I can't even wear one.I could make this cake........and I know I could eat it. What a brilliant way to decorate it! I would have never thought of that.........using sliced almonds for flower petals. I can not tell you how much I love simple ideas with BIG appeal.

This mom has got it goin on........Go visit her........now! Leave her a nice message letting her know what a great job she's doing raising our future generation!

31 comments:

Lyssa said...

Thank you for finding this site! I personally love the pancake cups,, YUMMY! I'm going to go check it out. I appreciate your hard work on here! And I read your interview on Tip Junkie. You are so cute :)

Wendy said...

I guess it's because I'm not a very good cook, that I loooove people who have wonderful food ideas...thanks for sharing this one!

Mod Girl said...

Oh. wow! Thanks for sharing this one. I want her to come to my house and feed me! The boys and I will be having fun with food.

Heather said...

I just discovered your blog today & love it! I was reading your interview w/ Laurie on Tip Junkie. I, too, hate it when people don't leave comments.

So, here I am, leaving a comment.
I love your blog & thanks for all the work you put into it! :)

Joe Girl said...

Hi Kim! Seems the older my boys get, the picker they become... these are fabulous and fantastic food tips - thanks for finding this Sycamore Stirrings and sharing it with us. You are amazing.

Great promo on Today's Creative Blog - WOO HOO for YOU! Yayyy!!!

Joe

emily said...

hi, yeah-- me, too. I comment WAY too infrequently, especially for a blogger who loves comments of her own. I'm sorry!! Forgive me?

This was a fun one. I'm off to go share my love with this gal.

Joe Girl said...

I meant great promo on Tip Junkie - why am I getting your two sites confused today!??? BECAUSE YOU'RE BOTH FABULOUS LADIES!!!

Love TCB!
Joe

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh WOW! I want to get adopted too! Those snack trays are amazing! And I'm totally craving a beluga tee!

Jennifer P. said...

The muffin tin meals are genius! And I can't wait to make the monkey face sandwich and be my kids' favorite mom :)

Camille; Ponytail Challenge said...

I love those food ideas! My kids might- just might- eat their veggies this way. We have the same "try it once" rule, but we still have picky eaters.

abeachcottage said...

I'm commenting! I've surfed on in here lots but do exactly what you said and go looking at the inspiration!!

great food tips...

pve design said...

Whenever we create or design something to ad beauty or uniqueness to our life, suddenly it makes it more meaningful. Thanks for sharing these.
Breakfast will be a lot more fun this morning!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What a fabulous idea! And I just love the look of those pancakes and strawberries!

Melissa Wertz said...

I have been to this ladies site several times. I am craft coordinator at our church's VBS and I used some of her ideas in our afternoon lagoon cooking track.

The Mommy said...

I just found you from tip junkie. Your blog is lovely! I'm so glad I came...thanks for the post, now I'm off to read more!

Just say Julie said...

Thanks for finding this. I saw the muffin tins earlier this summer, but couldn't remember where, and voila, you found them for me :) Great interview with Laurie too!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i would have SO much more time for creative ventures if it wasn't for you ;) (cuz i'd spend less time having to check all my new favorite blogs!) seriously, another fabulous feature. i am definitely going to try the muffin tin thing!

thanks for always featuring the latest and greatest!

Jill said...

Oh, I love her ideas! Gotta go back and spend some time perusing her older posts.
Thanks!
Jill

Amber said...

Thanks for posting this today. My son is getting to be a difficult child to feed... rather, force to eat. I can try some of her ideas. I think he'd like that. Oh, and in our house we have a rule, you have to at least have two "no thank you bites." Then if you don't like it you don't have to eat the rest. Of course then I tell them about the starving children in Africa and they ignore me.

Hope said...

I love this idea and her site! I think it would be great to use those silicon muffin liners to do this for a school lunch box. Thanks for sharing her site.

none said...

love love love the whale onesie!!
minnie
http://www.thankyoufornotbeingperky.com

Kristen Andrews said...

oh my she is creative! I love the food ideas, I have a picky eater and need to be creative otherwise he will live on chocolate!

emily said...

I want her to be my mommy. For so real.

Angela said...

Such a creative lady!!

Traci said...

I love the blogs you feature....thanks for going through the effort for us out here in blogland!!!

meleea said...

i am going to have to check that out - i have a major picky eater and the muffin tin idea is great!

Pauline said...

I live in a no kid house but how fun would this be for tryign to eat healthy snacks, i could do this on the weekends!

Pam Hawk said...

My un-picky kiddo will eat nearly anything we cook, so maybe I'll do the muffin tin meal for our periodic Dim Sum style dinner.

Great cake idea. I have to do that.

PolymerClayTutor said...

I just loved the way you wrote this post! The pictures you chose and how you commented on them... made me just want to go to this womans blog and see what she's up to!! Everyone should be so lucky as to have you write a feature about their blog!! ~Cindy Lietz

Barbara Jacksier said...

I may just try this on my husband! Thanks for turning me on to this site.

Amy from Texas said...

I just found your site and so excited! I'm fairly new to blogging and a creative mom on the hunt for more creative people. This is so great. I love all the sites you feature. How fun! Great idea.