Monday, October 1, 2012

Foodie Penpals--Sept '12

This month, I received a goodie box from Krystal that was filled to the brim with some of the best suprises I've gotten so far.. ((ahem..chipotle salsa!)) The Biscoff Spread got me all excited, too!! I've seen it all over the web, but have yet to try it.. I saw a great-looking recipe the other day for Biscoff drop cookies that I may have to make this week! Stubbs BBQ is my family's absolute favorite, so when I saw it tucked in there, my heart skipped a beat ;) Those homemade chocolate & pb pretzel cookies were devoured in like..under 3 minutes between my kids & I! (that was the 1st thing they spotted & snatched out of the box!) Talk about goooood...I'm planning to pour some of the Raspberry Jalepeno Jam over a block of cream cheese & serve with crackers to snack on during the Clemson/Georgia Tech game Saturday, and my kids have been requesting apple pancakes every Sunday now for the past 2 weeks :/
...This Sunday I'll suprise them.
Thank you so much Krystal for such an awesome package you sent!! ☺

The Lean Green Bean
Now, after reading that don’t you want a penpal of your own?! Here are the details!
-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!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and 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 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 September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!