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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

foodie penpal reveal: April



Happy Tuesday!  You'd hardly know it was the last day of April since we're supposed to get {gulp}SNOW on Thursday...if that actually  happens, you will see me hopping a plane to get somewhere warm.  

Enough snow talk...on to something more fun & exciting.  As you know, each month I participate in the foodie penpals program that Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean coordinates each month.  If you haven't yet, you definitely need to check it out...and her blog which is pretty amazing, too!  This month I received a fun package from Kaycee who blogs over at Crafty Zoo with Monkeys.  Let me tell you she sent a HUGE package...here's what was in it:




  • Kool-Aid packets: this brought me right back to my childhood.  We always had Kool-Aid in the house and it's Kool-Aid "season" and I'm definitely looking forward to making a big ole' pitcher {and perhaps making it "adult" kool-aid ;)}
  • Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars: I love granola bars, so these were gone in record time!
  • Oatmeal (perfect portions): I haven't tried this yet, but I definitely will be!
  • Mac-N-Cheese:  This is my daughter's favorite food, so I know we'll enjoy having this together.
  • Pasta Noodles: Who doesn't love pasta?!?  And, this will go perfectly in some chicken noodle soup.
  • Some Grilling Essentials: Worcestershire Sauce, Mustard & a Marinade - OMG, grilling season is finally upon us and these will definitely be put to good use!
  • Jello: Another childhood fave...
  • Balance Bar: I haven't tried this yet, but am looking forward to it!
  • Little Debbie Snacks: Kaycee lives near by to where they make Little Debbie snacks...(sorta jealous) so she sent TONS of LD snacks.  I had to hide some of the oatmeal cream pies from my husband as they are his FAVE :)
  • Starbucks Coffee packets:  Coffee+Starbucks=my weak spot!  The coffee was cinnamon flavored and it was delicious!
  • Some sugar(s) and flour to make some brownies (she included a recipe!!!): unfortunately life has been a bit crazy lately & I haven't had time to make them, but it's definitely on my "to-bake" list!!
Thank-you, Kaycee for sending such a great package!


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Jealous and want to join??  Here's how:

What is the program all about?

- On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email.  It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal & get their mailing address & any other information you might need such as allergy 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; the possibilities are endless!

- You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size & how fragile they are.  *Don't forget about flat rate boxes!*

-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers.  If you're a reader & you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received.  If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for the month.

- Foodie Penpals is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian residents will be paired with other Canadian residents ONLY.  We've determined things might get too slow & backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from the US to Canada & vice versa. 

If you are interested in participatin
​for May
, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form & to read the terms & conditions.

You must submit your information by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on May 5th.

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