Sunday, July 1, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal

I participated in The Lean Green Bean's foodie pen pal again this month.
I really enjoyed getting to know the person who was matched to send to me.   Her name was Jenn and she lives in NY... We talked about her having never been to the south and me wanting to go to NY...
I have enjoyed reading her blog, Fit Appetit

I had been at church camp all week and came home to my box from Jenn.  I waited till the kids were gone to open it or they would take my treats!

And it was worth the wait!  It was full of yummy goodies. 

She encluded a sweet note explaining each item and why she sent it.  I loved that they were favorites of hers.  We had discussed in our emails her love of cupcakes and she had asked what my favorite flavor was.  I told her coconut was one of my favorites and since she didn't get to send a cupcake I did get some great coconut macaroons.  I was very excited about the fig preserves, the hazelnut butter spreads and honey straws. She sent pretzel chips which I love but they were in a flavor I had not tried but is now my favorite flavor.... All of these goodies have been great for our summer on the go snacks and picnics!

She also included a recipe for a healthy-ish cup cake I am dying to try!  Jenn, you did a great job and I appreciate all the thought you put into it!

I put together a box for Joy at EnjoywithJoy.  She has a great food blog!

Visit Lindsey at the Lean Green Bean if you want to join in on the fun....

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!

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