Friday, June 7, 2013

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #45- Butterfly Life Cycle Muffin Tin

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

The linky is at the bottom.

I had Tabitha and Amelia help out with making a couple of the different foods that were going into our muffin tin this past Monday. This is actually quite unusual as I like to make them as a surprise. Tabitha, who does NOT respond well to change, didn't want to help at first. And I thought I was doing a fun thing by including them. Once she got started she was okay with it, it just took some convincing.

Anyhow Amelia helped make the Tapioca pudding to represent the eggs of our Butterfly Life Cycle muffin tin and Tabitha helped make the crescent roll chrysalises. We followed the recipe for the Tapioca pudding that came on the box of Tapioca.

Tapioca Pudding:
1/2 cup tapioca
2 eggs

I soaked the tapioca overnight in 2 cups of water.

And drained it.

Then Amelia helped add the milk, eggs, sugar and salt. 

This mixture needed to be heated on medium high heat on the stove top for 45-60 minutes while being stirred constantly. That was my job. I think I cooked it too long, though I only cooked it for 40 minutes. It got really thick and didn't taste very good. 

After the tapioca pudding was done, Tabitha helped me make the chrysalises. We used 1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls, sugar, cinnamon and an apple.

Tabitha wanted to help cut slices off the peeled apple and cut out caterpillar shapes.Then she mixed some sugar and cinnamon to make cinnamon sugar.

We unrolled the crescent triangles and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on them. Then the caterpillar apples got rolled up inside.

They became a part of our Butterfly Life Cycle Muffin Tin.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:


Blog Post Hop

Growing Up Gardner

Happy Go Lucky

Full Time Mama
Preschool Powol Packets

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Tempt My Tummy at Blessed with Grace
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Making a Home: Homemaking Linky at Linda's Lunacy
Good Eatin' Recipe Hop at For Him and My Family

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. Thank you so much for stopping in at my blog and inviting me over to link! I just grabbed your button and voted for you too at the "fence!"
    Love your blog! I am so happy that you stopped by!
    I also have a rather lengthy post about Shakespeare, cake making for a Shakespeare cast party and lots of Elizabethan's not all kitchen-y so I did not link. If that's ok, I can link next week...

    Thank you and God bless..I look forward to seeing more of your posts as well as the others who link:)

  2. That is a fun muffin tin lunch creation! My kids would have so much fun with that! Love the butterfly cycles.

  3. What fun! She looks like a wonderful baker.

  4. That meal looks really cool. My oldest likes to help in the kitchen. I let him help when it's something easy.

  5. This is seriously so cute! And unbelievably creative too!

  6. What a cute and fun cooking idea to do with your kids! I don't know if I have the patience to do the pudding tho...45-60 minutes while stirring constantly? o.O

  7. Yum! What a fun and cute idea for a meal :)

  8. This is so cool--I love how you combined cooking with the science lesson!! I'm so glad you shared this at Teach Me Tuesday at Preschool Powol Packets!

  9. How FUN!! Even making the tapioca looks like fun!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!! We've been out of town but I'm about to get the DDT post up... :) Hope you'll stop by and share more this week! Thank you!!!


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