Monday, July 30, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday - July 30, 2012

What a busy month!  We went down to Vancouver for a 10 day visit and then we brought back hubby's cousin and her daughter to 100 Mile House.  This was their first visit to Canada.  We had feasted in Vancouver and then we feasted again in 100 Mile House!  Alas, they left on Saturday, leaving a trail of broken hearts.  We had a really great time.  It was a wonderful visit and we are looking forward to seeing them again. 

Now, I am trying to establish a summer schedule.  Hubby took the month of July off work and he will be getting back to the office on Wednesday.  Tomorrow is his last official day of vacation.  With hubby home, I haven't had much time posting recipes the past month.  Too busy having family time!

The children really enjoyed their Muffin Tin Monday today.  We had our picnic lunch on the living room floor after we came home from grocery shopping.  Blueberries were on sale for $2/lb for a 5lb box, Long English cucumbers were $0.99 each, and grape tomatoes were about $2/pint. 

Today's lunch:  ham roll-ups, fresh blueberries, cucumber star slices, triangle parmesan & roasted garlic thin Triscuit crackers, red and green grapes, grape tomatoes, aged cheddar cheese bears and chocolate oatmeal cookies. 

From our recent trip to Vancouver, I managed to hit Daiso, a Japanese dollar store that was across the street from our hotel.  There, I purchased some cute food picks and little cookie cutters.  I used the star cutter on the cucumber slices and the bear cutter for the cheese.    

I thought that it would be fun to include what mommy and daddy had for lunch.  I made "His" & "Hers" lunch salad.  I used some organic spring mix (arugula, radicchio and other baby lettuce), topped with bits of cucumber, red peppers, aged cheddar, ham and grape tomatoes.  Hubby wanted his with Bacon Caesar dressing (left).  Mine was drizzled with organic extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar (right).

For more great lunch ideas, visit Muffin Tin Mom.  Happy Monday!

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1 comment:

  1. Love it. Your MTMS are always so colorful! Thanks for participating.


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