You may remember that I mentioned the Readathon 2012 program hosted by MeMeTales last Sunday. It is a wonderful summer reading program that gives parents and children access to wonderful books to read on various electronic devices from this week through the end of week of July 15th. Each week has a theme and the theme for this week is animals.
I will be sharing the featured books and activities we did with them on Friday as a part of Read.Explore.Learn., but I didn’t want to wait until Friday to remind you that Readathon 2012 was beginning this week.
The animals in the featured books on the Readathon this week are ducks, a donkey, a wolf, a lion, and a mouse. The Muffin Tin Meal I made features a puffin. That doesn’t really make sense does it?
Well, maybe I can help it make sense. I came across a wonderful recipe on Lady with the Red Rocker for The Magic Puffin muffins. They sounded like the perfect thing to serve my husband for breakfast on Father’s Day. Last Tuesday JDaniel saw the movie Happy Feet 2 and it had a puffin in it. Since a puffin is a bird and a bird belongs to the animal kingdom, I guess my lunch will fit the Readathon theme of the week I wanted to share with you and the meal I wanted to make.
What is in the tin?
The box contains two puffins. I made one puffin out of a dyed tortilla cut out with a pattern of puffin that I made out of clip art picture from the internet. He was given a carrot eye with a raisin added, carrot feet, and part of his beak is made of carrot pieces. The rest of his beak is made of yellow pepper.
The second puffin is the pancake muffin I will tell you more about later.
The sun shining over the puffins is filled with delicious strawberries and blueberries. We have gotten the best tasting fruit this summer.
JDaniel and I had the best time making these wonderful puffins. He loves to help in the kitchen and jumps at the opportunity to help all the time.
His first job was to place the liners in the pan. He has become an expert at pulling the liners off the stack and placing them into the pan.
The final step after placing the mix in the liners was to sprinkle on crushed bacon. JDaniel loves bacon. He wanted some of the bacon to not make it on the puffins. Some of it conveniently stayed in the bag for him.
This post is linked to Muffin Tin Monday.