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Foodie Pen Pal–March 2013

Time for another foodie pen pal!

It has been a while since I have done one. . . the last time was October!

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This month my pen pal was a reader, Chris, who is actually from MN too. It was really fun to see what another Minnesota person would send in their box.

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I got pancake mix and syrup. Both from MN! And of course, a local fav – wild rice soup. Perfect for our cold MN spring we are having. Smile 

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And yummy candy from a local place too –Abdallah – actually just down the road from where Scott’s parent’s live in Burnsville.  I had never had their chocolate before so it was fun to have it! If you are local- it was delicious.

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I sent my package to Walla Walla in Washington. Wanna see what I sent to my pen pal? Check out Megan’s blog Little House, Big Love for details!

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Foodie Pen Pal: October 2012

Time for another foodie pen pal!

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This month, my box came from Sally in Nebraska.

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She sent hot chocolate – for cold MN nights!

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LUNA bars –> Love!

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And chocolate – I love love love Lindor, white chocolate and sea salt caramel so I was super excited to see both of these!

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Halloween cupcake holders!!!

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Seasoning and salad dressing made in Nebraska.

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And here is what I sent in my box to a reader in North Carolina. . .

Halloween decorations.

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Halloween Trail Mix!

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The best tomato soup EVER – and the best PB ever!

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Already looking forward to next month!!! Smile

PS: Happy Halloween! Warning- cute baby pics in his costume tomorrow! Winking smile

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Foodie Pen Pal–September II

I posted on Monday about MY foodie pen pal for September and all the awesome stuff I got in my box. . .

But you didn’t get to hear about what I sent! I sent my box to another reader – so no blog post to see it on. . . Michele is a reader in Michigan who was a first time participant!

And here is what she got from me. . .

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Laffy Taffy – just ‘cause I love the dumb jokes on the wrappers! Winking smile 

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Yogurt covered almonds. . . so delicious! (And Luke was a good helper putting the box together!)

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RPSs – my favorite thing from my foodie box last month so had to spread the RPS joy!

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oh my goodness – these things are ridiculously delicious. Salads, yogurt, ice cream!

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Hot pepper jelly – perfect with crackers and a smear of cream cheese. Apple chutney – paired with yogurt or ice cream or over pork chops. Both fresh and local from the Mankato Farmer’s Market.

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And a cute cupcake card! Winking smile 

Already thinking about what I am going to send me pen pal for October. . . something Halloween related I think!!!

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Foodie Pen Pal–September

Another month, another foodie pen pal. After my great experience with August, I decided to participate again!

This time my foodie pen pal was from Puerto Rico! Check out the super cute mailing label she made!
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Ilka was super friendly and sent me a great box. IMG_1637
She told me that her daughter, Ilka Vanessa, and her had lots of fun putting it together.
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And here is what was in my box this month. . .

Ilka works as a Spanish teacher at “SESO” and sent me a coffee mug. . .

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Along with coffee! And she put super cute notes on everything. Smile 

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Hot sauce!!!

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Candies

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Galletas ..  . apparently perfect with anything from coffee to cheese whiz!

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Cupcake card!

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And a cute burp cloth for Luke – so adorable! IMG_1646

And perhaps the thing I am the most excited about! A tostonera … to make tostones – fried plantains.

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You put the slices plantains in the tostonera to flatten then before frying!

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Everything all together!

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Thank you thank you thank you Ilka (and Ilka Vanessa!) for this super awesome and amazing box. I am so excited to try everything. I can tell you both put a lot of time, thought and effort into putting this box together and it is very appreciated. The little gift for Luke was especially thoughtful. Smile I hope your foodie pen pal box was just as awesome!

If you are interested in being part of foodie pen pals (bloggers and readers!) – check out Lindsay’s page for more info.

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