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My Surprise!

IMG_5537I was evaluating myself as to why I love Foodie Penpals and it occurred to me that it is my love of surprises that fills me with excitement each time my box of goodies arrive!  This month, my April Foodie Penpal was a fellow blogger, Maeve from Adventure with Maeve.  Let me just tell you her website has some really great recipes and I loved reading about her adventures!  I do believe Maeve is a Foodie in the best sense of the word!

Among other things, my box this month included a fabulous selection of homemade goodies!!!  There was caramel applesauce (did NOT last long), bread and butter zuchinni and strawberry rhubarb jam!  We are saving the other two for some upcoming special occasions but they scream my name every time I open the cabinet!  She also threw in some other goodies, Mojo marinade, Jack Daniel’s marinade (I am drooling over this one!  I use to LOVE Jack Daniel’s chicken from TGIFridays, then they closed the one close to us down.  My birthdays will never be the same!), Hanky Panky popcorn (the name made me giggle, because I’m ridiculous and perhaps a bit old), and strawberry salsa!  There were also some candies and a One of a Kind bar along with a Reese’s treat!

The Lean Green BeanA great big thank you to Maeve!  I loved the box so much!  If you have a second, check out her website!  It’s fun reading and her recipes aren’t the usual run of the mill stuff!  She will inspire you to get in the kitchen and create!

 

Originally posted 2014-04-30 10:02:48.

October Foodie Penpal Box

Crafty Zoo's October Foodie Penpal

 

Hey everyone!  I seriously love having a Foodie Penpal send me a box every month!  Here is what I got this month!

Sour Lover’s Real Fruit Juice Candy

Dalmatian Fig Spread

Lucky Dog Mild Fire-roasted Pepper Sauce

Real Fruit Strips- Mango and Strawberry!

Honey Sticks of Various Flavors

Wolff’s Kasha Whole Grain Buckwheat

Every month a new surprise!  LOVE getting the boxes!  A special thank you to my new CA friend, Shanon!  She sent some great stuff!  Of what I got to try, Monkey called dibs pretty fast!  LOL.  If you wanna join in the fun, check out the link below.

The Lean Green Bean

Originally posted 2013-10-31 06:00:47.

September Foodie Penpal

IMG_4578I love the excitement when my foodie box arrives!  The mystery of what it contains makes me want to run into the house with my newly arrived surprise!  Of course…  I try very hard to walk normally to the door, slowly close it, then run to the kitchen to grab something to open my box!!!

Let me say before I get to the details, they ask that we always include something hand written.  My note was written on orange paper in the cutest hand writing!!!  I wish I could borrow her to write on some journaling sheets for my scrapbook!

This month’s box came from the lovely Mrs. Sheryl from Ohio!  I am super excited to try the wonderful snacks she sent!  Here’s a list:

Dry Roasted Edamame

Blueberry Blitz Organic Mashups

Almond Butter

Cranberry Almond Kind Bar

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Granola Bar

Marsha’s Homemade Buckeyes (an Ohio specialty)

White Chocolate Macadamia Mojo Bar

Stretch Island Fruit Co Strawberry fruit strip

Clif Organic Strawberry fruit rope

If you’d like to join in the fun and get your own foodie penpal, go here and get signed up!  I am super glad I did!  It’s fun to get to try new stuff every month!

The Lean Green Bean
You can check out some of my past boxes too!
Sadly, I missed August’s sign up.  🙁

Originally posted 2013-09-30 00:39:12.

June Foodie Penpal: Thanks Paige!

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Hello My Lovelies!  Okay, I have to admit, in my head that sounded very funny.  Hope it sounded somewhat funny to you…  Probably not….  I’m probably rambling…  I feel like I’m rambling….  Okay, I’m done.

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Originally posted 2013-06-29 00:01:03.