I was reading Veronica's blog and found out that she started participating in Foodie Penpals. Apparently this has been going on for about a year but I've never heard of it. Since then, I've noticed it on several other blogs. What kind of blogger bubble have I been living in?
Foodie Penpals was started by Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean, it is a program that connects bloggers and blog readers through the gift of food. It’s a fun program that allows you to meet two new “foodies” each month … you should give it a try!
The fun part is figuring out what to give your Foodie Penpal. I gave my penpal, Miranda, foods that I like from the farmers market. Spaghetti squash, chocolate zucchini bread, pretzel roll and hot pepper jam.
I received a package this month from April from The April Bake. I loved getting a whole box of goodies in the mail. I was shocked how much she was able to get with a small box and a $15 budget.
First up - she knew I was gluten free so she gave me these gluten free pretzels. This was PERFECT as I was out of crunchy GF snacks. We made Peanut Butter Dip and I enjoyed these with it!
It's football season! USC is the popular college team where April lives so she sent me some football related items. I loved this cherry flavored popcorn with the USC colors! The kids loved it too!
I got a kick out of the USC Gamecock Sucker. I can just picture the kids there saying, "Mom, can I have a cock sucker?"
I love, love, love almond butter! My son and I split this little package of Maple Almond Butter. Jacob put his half over a waffle and I ate mine with the GF pretzels.
The salted peanuts lasted all of 15 minutes. The kids got a hold of them and gobbled them up. I did manage to eat a few.
I loved the macaroons. Super tasty treat!!
I opened my package, photographed everything and then went off to an exercise class. I came home to find the bowl of these sports themed chocolate gone, but for one. Chocolate; I should have guarded it better! :-)
This package of red curry cubes was interesting. I wasn't sure at first what to do with them. Then I found this recipe for a Curried Rhubarb Sauce for chicken. I knew these cubes would be perfect!
Thank you April for a fantastic package the my whole family enjoyed! I can't wait until next month! If you're interested in getting an awesome package from someone, check out Lindsey's Foodie Penpals and sign up for this month!