Happy Friday loves!
I hope you all had a GREAT end to the week and have lots of fun and exciting things planned for this holiday weekend. I know a lot of people, including BB, are off through Monday, but unfortunately, I go back in on Sunday and work through the week. I’m gonna do my best to make the most of the time I DO have off until then though, so I hope you guys will forgive me if I’m MIA this upcoming Pancake Sunday…
Just gives you time to try some of the deliciousness I’ve been throwing your way lately!
Now onto that post title…
It’s FINALLY Foodie Pen Pal reveal day!
After being a little bummed about June’s melt-erific package, I decided to take a little break from Foodie Pen Pals, but after seeing everyone’s delicious looking goodies last month, I just couldn’t stay away.
Well, this month proved to be ANYTHING but a disappointment!
I was totally siked when I found out I’d been matched up with The Lean Green Bean herself! Having met Lindsay at the Blend Retreat back in May, I already knew we had similar tastes so I trusted her completely in picking out some goodies that I would love.
But seriously? It’s like she read my mind!
I received my box-o-yum a couple of weeks ago and I’m telling you people, I LITERALLY squealed with every item I unwrapped!
Not only did she send my FAVORITE peanut butter, and (one of my favorites) mustard, but I had JUST run out of my 21 Seasoning Salute two days before…how did she know?!
And you see that little zip-top bag in the corner? Those would be her very own
Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
They weren’t sweet at all (which I can TOTALLY appreciate since I’m a bit sensitive to sugar) and each bite was like a little surprise…one bit you get tart and tangy cranberry…the next, rich dark chocolate!
She also sent some Australian-born muesli and two packages from her local bakery…spelt crackers and beet and ginger tofu pasta! The crackers have been DELICIOUS compliments to my Greek Tuna Salad (still working on the recipe). I haven’t tried the pasta just yet, but I’m thinking this weekend…a little sauteed spinach, some pan-seared tofu, and a drizzle of cashew cream sauce is in order!
As for the muesli…
Hazelnuts, cacao, orange, coconut, cinnamon? So many terrific flavors in ONE package!
And I knew EXACTLY what to do with it!
Crumbled overtop a bowl of Greek yogurt + peanut flour along with a perfectly ripe banana. I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon and TJ’s chocolate coffee bean grinder over the whole thing and mmm’ed at EVERY single bite!
Thank you SO much Lindsay for one of the BEST packages EVER!
And now, I bet you’re wondering HOW you can get in on this whole Foodie Pen Pal thing…it’s SO easy!
Here are a few details:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email.
-You 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!
-Spending limit is $15.
-Open to blog readers AS WELL as bloggers.
-For US & Canadian residents only.
If you’re interested in participating for September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
And who knows, maybe next month you’ll get ME as your match!
Head on over to Running Peanut to see the deets on the package I put together for Victoria!
What’s the last thing you received in the mail (that wasn’t a bill)?
Any big plans for the holiday weekend? Do tell!