Friday, September 21, 2012

Pirates Don't Change Diapers Muffin Tin Meal

Wednesday was Talk Like A Pirate Day, and I read the small sproutlets a pirate bedtime story. Birdie really liked it and took it to bed with her, so yesterday I read it to her again and made her a muffin tin meal to go with it. I'm a longtime admirer of Keitha's Story Themed Lunches, and wow, kudos to her - tying a book into a meal is harder than it looks - and she does it every school day! So here is my imitation = flattery tribute lunch pic, Keitha-style :)

Pirate Muffin Tin Meal
As you can see, our copy of the book is well-loved :) 

Pirates Don't Change Diapers, written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon,  is a sequel to How I Became A Pirate, (which we also loved). In the book, Jeremy Jacob gets a visit from his pirate friends, who wake his baby sister Bonney Anne from her nap and then must help take care of her. And of course, pirates don't know how to take care of a baby!


The baby in the book, Bonney Anne, has strained spinach for lunch. I didn't have any spinach, but I did have broccoli, so I substituted that - it's green! I made a little wailing Bonney Anne from cheddar cheese, and just happened to have a daisy bento pick just like the flower in her baby hair :)

Pirate Theme Muffin Tin Meal

The rest of the lunch is just a little bit pirate-y in general. She has parmesan goldfish, anti-scurvy oranges, grapes on swords, white cheddar Pirate Booty, and mozzarella cheese X-marks-the-spot with one piece of the cheese stuck through a skull & crossbones cupcake ring. 

Birdie loved the pink pirate ring best!

Birdie Pirate Muffin Tin Meal   Pink Pirate Ring

I love the Bonney Anne skull & crossbones on the back cover of the book!

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  1. What an amazing lunch! Not only does it look yummy, but it has so many details. Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

  2. I love the No David! books by David Shannon. Remind me of Ben when he was little! Cute lunch!

  3. Thanks for blog love, Cristi! I have not seen the Pirates Don't Change Diapers book. Boogs is already a big fan of How I Became a Pirate. I guess I am just the opposite of you. I don't know how you can come up with your fabulous lunches every day without relying on something (books) for ideas.

  4. Cute cute cute! I need to try muffin tin meals, i think my toddler will really enjoy them.


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