Can you believe it’s the last day of May?! We’re already halfway through the year…before we know it, it’ll be Christmas again…geesh!
The one good thing about this month flying by is that NOW I can finally share the deets from my May Foodie Pen Pal package!
A big THANK YOU to Lindsay of The Lean Green Bean for the amount of dedication she puts into this program each and every month. She really had her work cut out for her this month with OVER 700 pen pal patches just in the United States alone!
You are awesome, girl!
I was so excited when I first opened my package from Jamie at Farm Fabulosity
Like a 3 year old, my immediate focus went to the container. I kept telling BB, “Look, I got a bowl! She gave me a bowl!”
For the record, yes, I had been drinking…just a bit.
After a momentary relapse to childhood, I refilled my glass of wine and I turned my attention to what was INSIDE the bowl…
Holy snack jackpot!
Nuts, bars, cookies, and more…the perfect blend of sweet and salty!
Can you guess what I went for first?
Jamie was SO sweet and whipped up a batch of her grandmother’s “famous” sugar cookies to go along in my package. They were crispy, crunchy, and with just enough sweetness…
Actually, they reminded me a lot of these butter cookies that my mom used to buy for us when I was a kid…man, I could put half a tin of those away in NO time!
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been picking from my pen pal huge “stash” of snacks. I haven’t made it through each and every bar just yet, but I will tell you right now those honey mustard pretzels are definitely last with crack! I literally had to tell myself to stop, wrapped them up, and put them in the back of the pantry just so I wouldn’t polish off the entire bag in one sitting!
The spinach and herb dip mix is like pure Heaven mixed in some plain Greek yogurt…onion-y, garlicky goodness! I can’t wait to try adding it to my next baked potato!
My favorite part about being a Foodie Pen Pal is being able to try new things and also sharing some of your favorites with others. Before this month, I had never actually tasted a Biscoff cookie. And guess what…they taste JUST like Biscoff spread! Omg, who would have thought?!
Thank you SO much, Jamie, for all my goodies!
Now that you’ve seen what possible deliciousness awaits you, don’t you wanna join in the fun?!
So here’s how it works:
-On the 5th of every 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!
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and 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 that month.
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.
If you’re interested in participating for June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
Just be sure to submit your info to join to Lindsay BEFORE June 4th!