Sunday, April 25, 2010

Recipe: Cream of the Crop Fruit Mini-Muffins

I modified this from a recipe I found at King Arthur Flour. These are not overly sweet, so if you like your muffins on the sweet side, you might either want to add a tad more sugar, some brown sugar, or a little jelly.

Cream of the Crop Fruit Mini-Muffins

1 1/2 c white flour
1 1/2 c wheat flour
1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c dried fruit (I used a mix that has dried apples in it, along with other fruit)

1/3 c non-fat plain yogurt
1/2 c melted butter
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine wet ingredients and cream in sugar.  Mix dry ingredients and stir into wet ingredients.

Grease or line mini muffin pans, and scoop batter into muffin cups.  (this makes ~72 mini muffins.  Halve the recipe if you want less, but they freeze very well).

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Lunch: 4.23.10

Last day before April break!

Snack is not pictured - she asked for oatmeal, so she's got a packet of instant oatmeal and a juice.

For lunch, it's half a banana, half a kiwi, goldfish in the baseball, craisins & raisins in the elephant, and tea jelly sandwiches.

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Lunch: 4.22.10

Sorry this is late!  I got behind on nearly everything this week.  It was that kind of week.

Snack was rainbow goldfish, some craisins & raisins, the last two Hello Panda Cookies and some juice.

Lunch was half a kiwi, half a banana, some dried plums in the kitty, baked cheese puffs, chai tea jelly sandwiches, and a babybell.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lunch: 4.21.10

Snack is a Chai tea jelly sandwich, craisins and raisins, and juice.

Lunch is half a banana, half a kiwi, some dried plums (fruit heavy, I know!), a babybell, and some cheese puffs.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Lunch: 4.20.10

Snack is a tunafish sandwich and juice (her choice).

Lunch is yogurt, some dried plums, half a (HUGE Costco) banana, some cheese puff balls (that's a treat), and a couple Hello Panda cookies.

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Lunch: 4.19.10

The girl didn't feel good on Friday, and didn't eat her lunch, so I used that lunch today.  Snack today was a baby bell cheese and some honey twists.  Did not take a picture of it.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lunch: 4.16.10

Snack is a tunafish bagel, a juice, and it's PJ and Story day, so she's getting a couple oreos and lemonade, too!

Lunch is a juicy jelly, dried plus, goldfish, an Easter treat, yogurt, and grapes.

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Lunch: 4.15.10

Snack is a tuna sandwich on a bagel, with some dried fruit.

Lunch is blue corn chips, a juicy jelly, some dried plums, yogurt, and grapes.

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Lunch 4.14.10

Snack was tunafish salad, a biscuit, and some craisins.

Lunch was blue tortilla chips, yogurt, a juicy jelly, some IKEA grahams, and some grapes.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Lunch: 4.13.10

Snack is tunafish, a cheddar biscuit, some dried pineapple with a juice.  She begged for the tunafish in her snack.  Didn't get a good picture of it, because my camera battery died...

Lunch is blue corn chips, juicy jelly, half a kiwi, a couple of Easter fruit snacks, some ikea grahams, yogurt, and some grapes.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Lunch: 4.12.10

Snack is a whole wheat cloverleaf roll, a juicy jelly, dried pineapple, and a juice.

Lunch is a tunafish sandwich on a sandwich thin, blueberry yogurt, half a kiwi, and goldfish pretzels.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lunch: 4.9.10

It's purple day, the end of rainbow week!

Snack is purple goldfish crackers, purple dried plums (both in purple critter containers), with a berry juice.

Lunch is blueberry yogurt, a purple colored juicy jelly, whole wheat clover leaf roll, stuffing, and blue corn chips.

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Giveaway: Critter Containers/Baseball Container Winners!

I can never get the results saved, but I hope that you trust me!

The winners of the containers are:

#1) New2bento: Dogs

#16) srlapierre: Cats

#8) Sarah M: Critters

#10) carissaH: Baseballs

Congratulations!  I will contact winners, or if you are a winner and see this, leave your email address in the comment section with a space in between (example @ g mail dot com) and I will email you to get mailing information, then erase your comment.

Hope that you enjoy them!

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Lunch 4.8.10

Last day to enter my giveaway!

Today is yellow day in Rainbow week.

Snack is some pear yogurt (yellowish) and some ikea grahams.

Lunch is pineapple, mango juicy jelly, a whole grain cloverleaf roll, stuffing, and some corn.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lunch 4.7.10

Don't miss my Giveaway!

Today is Orange Day in Rainbow Week.

Snack is carrots with ranch dressing and juice.

Lunch is orange-colored mixed fruit cup, stuffing, orange goldfish, a small piece of pumpkin pie, a whole grain clover leaf roll, and an orange starburst.

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Lunch: 4.6.10

This week is Rainbow Week at school for lunches, and I forgot yesterday!  Luckily, it was green, and she had grapes.  Today is Red, and I did a little better, theme-wise.

Snack is craisins (in the sweet Critter Container.  Want some of those?  Enter my Giveaway!), and some Hello Panda cookies (by special request) in a red heart container, with a juice.

Lunch is stuffing, strawberry yogurt, strawberries, Natural Fruit Snack in the red egg, and a whole grain clover leaf roll.

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Mom's Lunch: 4.6.10

Don't miss my Giveaway!

Daddy's fending for himself, but my lunch is similar to Monday's - stuffing, turkey, half a grilled baked potato, lingonberry jam, and grapes, with some gravy still at work.  Mmmm.

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Giveaway: Critter Containers/Baseball Containers!

UPDATE:  Giveaway is over - For winners, see this post!

I got some of these critter containers from the pharmacy before Easter, and loved them for small non-juicy things to pack in the girl's lunch.  I decided to go back today to see if there were any leftover after Easter, and sure enough, there were.

So, I decided to share with you, my dear readers.

I have FOUR sets of containers to give away.

All you have to do is comment below on which one you would like (and if you want to enter for all four, that's fine, too, just leave separate comments) and tell me what sorts of things you would put in them.

Drawing for winners will be held Thursday, April 8, around 6 PM EST.  I will post the winners, and if you get back to me by Friday with your address, I'll try to get the containers out in the mail Friday.

I will do separate drawings for each set, so it is possible to win more than one set.   Good luck!

The fine print: I bought these of my own accord and am not being reimbursed in any way for this giveaway.  I just felt like sharing.

The four sets are:




Good luck!!!!

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Lunch: 4.5.10

Snack is goldfish crackers, a yogurt, and a juice.

Lunch is a lot of Easter Dinner leftovers - turkey with lingonberry jam, stuffing, and a whole grain clover leaf roll, with strawberries, grapes, and a chocolate.

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Mom and Dad's Lunches: 4.5.10

Leftovers from our Easter Turkey feast abound!

Daddy's got a whole grain cloverleaf roll, turkey, stuffing, corn, and strawberries, along with a little candy.

I've got a whole grain cloverleaf roll, turkey, stuffing, gravy (in the container that fits on top of the stuffing and turkey), lingonberry jelly, strawberries, and pear yogurt.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lunch: 4.2.10

Snack is grapes, and Ikea grahams, along with a juice.

Lunch is half a kiwi (she only ate half the kiwi face yesterday), pretzel goldfish, ham skewers, and strawberries.

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