Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean started this awesome thing called foodie pen pals. I heard about it thru Healthy Living Blogs and immediately signed up for August. Basically, you send someone a box of goodies and someone else sends you a box of goodies.
The rules are pretty simple: 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.
Here is what I sent to Robin (a reader) in Michigan. . .
Angie’s Kettle Corn – made in Mankato, MN –>totally addicting. Scott and I have been known to polish a bag in less than a day.
Ortega Taco Seasoning with a recipe for Mexican Chicken Breasts (aka Taco Chicken)
Annie’s Garden Jalapeno Dip Mix – made in WI. Great dip for crackers or veggies.
An assortment of my favorite Fiber One Bars, Luna Bars and a Lara Bar.
And a pack of Extra Dessert Delights – Root Beer Float
And finally a cute card!
All packed up and ready to go!
And here is what Robin thought about her box of goodies:
This was my first time doing Foodie Pen Pals, so I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but it sounded fun! Katie was an awesome pen pal! I was so excited when I saw the box from her in my mailbox! It’s hard to say what the best thing in the box was, but I was very excited about a recipe she sent me for Mexican Chicken breasts, and can’t wait to try it. 🙂
And my foodie pen pals were Colleen and Graziella from Baltimore Foodie Baby. They have a really cute blog, where Graziella (the Baltimore Foodie Baby) helps Mom (Colleen) make yummy recipes and then tries them out.
I got lots of good stuff in my goodie box. Check it out!
A super cute card with a picture of Graziella helping in the kitchen.
Homemade blueberry jam
Berger cookies – which I was warned to have a large glass of milk close by
Old Bay Seasoning – apparently good on everything! Including popcorn!!!
‘UTZ’ potato chips with crab seasoning
RPSs – Rolo Pretzel Sandwiches –>ummm deliciousness
I opened the box, went to get my camera to come back and take pictures and this is what I come back to. . . Scott breaking into the RPSs.
A BIG thank you to Colleen and Graziella for a great 1st experience with foodie pen pals.
Are you a foodie pen pal? If not, and you are interested, check out Lindsay’s blog at The Lean Mean Green – both bloggers and readers can participate.