Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Foodie Penpal

I always look forward to receiving my foodie penpal package each month. It is almost as fun sending one out too.  This month Elizabeth at Food Ramblings sent an amazing box, so much I had to grab my camera and snap a few photos before I ate it all. I ate the Hershey's chocolate right away and stuck a few of the nutty granola bars in my lunch. I plan to use the onion dip mix to make Italian beefs on the crock-pot and the honey is going in one of my many baked oatmeal recipes I have bookmarked. I surprised a co-worker with the coffee chocolate bar and coffee at work. She was very appreciative!

I was super excited to receive a bottle of Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing sauce. Quite a few years ago, I went on a trip to the Niagara falls. We stopped off at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York and had THE BEST wings!!! If you have not been there I highly recommend going and ordering a gigantic platter of their famous chicken wings.

Check out Leslie at My Kitchen is open,  to see her wonderful blog and the package I sent her.

Foodie Penpal is a wonderful monthly program. If you would like to learn more about it or/and join click on the Foodie Penpal Stamp

The Lean Green Bean

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of 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 & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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 from the US or Canada and are in participating for November, please CLICK HERE ( to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by February 4th as pairings will be emailed on February 5th!

*If you're from Europe, please CLICK HERE ( to signup.