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Archive for January 31st, 2013

It’s Reveal Day, Happy Foodie Pen Pal Day!

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So just a quick note about the Foodie Pen Pal Program. I just want to start by saying that ANYONE can join in the Foodie Pen Pal Program, it is open to readers and bloggers. It’s so much fun, you meet so many great people and get some really tasty food and snacks. For more information about the Foodie Pen Pal Program, please see the end of this post. Okay, now on to the Reveal.

I took a few months off from the Foodie Pen Pal Program over the holidays, I knew I just could not commit to adding one more thing to my to-do list, but as soon as my schedule returned to normal, I knew I had to sign back up. I am so happy to be back, I missed this program, it really is so much fun and I love meeting other bloggers and readers. So this month I received my box from Meg at Meg Vs Chub. I love her tag line: Screw You Chub, Get Outta My Way. 

Check out this box of goodies from Maine, major SCORE. Where to start…Well first off she made me the cutest card with my name on the front, and on the back it says:

“Foodie Pen Pals January 2013″     

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Now to the goodies: Herbal Pop Corn and some Imported Italian Pasta, I cannot wait to try the pasta with a homemade pasta sauce recipe I have been working on. I also see the popcorn going down with a Netflix Movie, a warm blanket, and a beer on a Saturday night.

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Some local Maine Crystallized Ginger, Dried Kiwi and Bay Leaves.

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and, this little jar of love. Pure Maple Syrup. I am planning a special french toast breakfast for this. I think it will be amazing warmed up and drizzled over some baked berry french toast on a cold Sunday morning. I plan on searching the internet for the perfect recipe. I love it when a food item inspires a great meal, plans and something to look forward to. Meg sure did supply me with a clear vision of what to do with my goodies.

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Now back to this little container. Dried Kiwi. How cool is that? Well they were as delicious as they look. I love dried fruit, it always makes a great snack, and I had never tried dried Kiwi so I was happy that it was in my box for me to try. My husband also enjoyed them.

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Thank-you Meg for a great box of goodies and inspiring some future meals. Between the pasta and the maple syrup and all the snacking YOU sure did make the January box a highlight to my New Year. Much appreciated Meg.

I sent a box over to Darlynn at The Little Blog Dress. Picking out items to send to a Foodie Pen Pal is just as much fun as receiving a box. Head over to her blog to see what was in her box! 

Hey Fellow Foodie Pen Pal’s, don’t forget to tweet using the hashtag #foodiepenpals.

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Interested? Well here is the ALL the information about the Foodie Pen Pal Program.

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Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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.

It sure gives you something fun to look forward to each month. 

Check Ya Later.

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