"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Friday, August 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pals August Reveal Day

I received an awesome box of goodies from Amanda in Ontario. There was something for everyone in this box that was filled with all sorts of snack foods. We'll start with the healthy items and then descend to the not so healthy (but oh so tasty) ones.

Did I mention that the box was HUGE?
Straight from the tomato capital of Canada- Leamington Sweet, juicy & delicious. How did she know that it's near impossible to grow tomatoes here in Calgary? I had to fight my daughters for these.

 Who knew you could mail tomatoes and that they would survive?

Next up, not one but 2 bags of Old Dutch Corn Twists. I like these as a snack because they don't have a huge amount of calories and they have a lot of crunch, which triggers my satisfaction. Amanda recommends making the caramel corn recipe on the back, which is on the agenda for this holiday weekend.

The next tasty item was cinnamon sugar pita chips that were baked. So tasty. I've been nibbling on these when I get home from work to take care of any hunger pangs. These hit the spot.

And last, but not least, a pair of chocolate mice. They didn't look like mice when they arrived, but they sure were darn tasty. A shortbread style cookie topped with peanut butter mousse and covered in chocolate- YUM!  I shared this with my hubby.

 Thanks again Amanda for all the tasty treats.

I was paired with Sharana. If you want to see what I sent her visit her blog Living the Sweet Life.

If you are interested in participating on Foodie Pen Pals- please read on...

What is Foodie Pen Pals?

If you want to join the new food revolution of Foodie Pen Pals- visit Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean or read below for some details about Foodie Penpals. Here is what the program is all about:
-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 September 4th as pairings will be emailed on September 5th!

*If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I'll see if we get enough interest this month

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