Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meatloaf, Part 2

Yesterday's post on the great meatloaf fake-out shows the meatloaf mixture going into muffin tins, instead of the typical loaf shape.

Why?

We were feeling all sorts of kooky in the Sweet Pea kitchen and decided to make meatloaf cupcakes:



Want to try this trick? We cooked the meat cupcakes for about 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees. The "frosting" is mashed potatoes using mostly light cream cheese to thin the potatoes, rather than butter or milk, which makes the potatoes hold their shape better. And the "candle?" Why an asparagus spear, of course!

This was a fun trick to try with R and G. They got a huge kick out of it and even ate the candle, which I think was the first time they willingly ate asparagus. Though, they didn't ask for seconds on the candle...

Playing with your food is fun,
SPC

10 comments:

Live.Love.Eat said...

That is just too cute! You guys are so much fun..........

Jaime said...

What a great idea! I actually love meatloaf and so do my kids, but I'm sure they'd love this version even more.

Renee said...

Great idea!

Tabitha Blue said...

So cute! Love the idea... this will be my next meatloaf!!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Sooo fun!

Deep in the Heart said...

That is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Might get my kids to eat mashed potatoes.

Was thinking of doing our Thanksgiving stuffing in muffin tins this year for the kids table.

Deep in the Heart said...

Also, what yogurt do you buy your kids? I'm stuck between price and quality and can't find a good compromise.

emstitt said...

That is hilarious! I love it!! Although, I still don't think Julia would eat it, but Marc and I would!!

liz disper said...

awesome!!!

Mama in Training said...

If I liked Meatloaf, I would try it. SOOOOO cute!