September Foodie Penpal

Hi folks.

Another month has passed and I cannot believe it is already October. September seemed to fly by. Mostly because I was medicated to the hilt and slept through most of it. So it seemed to disappear. Apparently that’s what drug induced sleep does to your life. The upside is I’m well rested. And all caught up on the Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York. The perks of being bed-ridden for a while.

I love being part of the foodie penpal group. It’s such a cool idea. The brains behind the idea is Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean. Lindsay is an amazing health blogger. If you ever need motivation to work out or eat right stop by her blog. If you want to join the group you should contact Lindsay and sign up. You will love it. The basic idea behind it is once a month you get assigned a person to send a package to, you also have a person who was assigned to send you something. You get in touch with each other and become besties while talking food and then voila, you get a care package with fun stuff inside. It’s so much fun to shop for other people. It’s also equally fun to see what other people send you.

This month my match was Cassandra. She doesn’t blog, but is a foodie. She is super sweet and really went above and beyond. We conversed via email and she asked me about my likes and dislikes. She really did an excellent job putting together a spectacular package. The chocolate peanut butter is to die for. The chocolate dip must have been made in heaven. The cookies were what I like to call “two fisters”, you gotta have one in each hand they are so good. The seasoning I have yet to try, just due to not cooking much while I’ve sick. But I fully intend to use it soon. I’ve heard about this particular seasoning and have been wanting to try it. And she got me pistachios which you all know I love more than life itself. I hate to admit this cuz it will break Cassandra’s heart but I actually passed these on to my son. For some unknown reason I dislike pepper, like a lot. And also for some unknown reason I have never mentioned it on the blog and it’s not in my food quirk post. So she had no idea. I’ve had family send me these too. I’m sure they are lovely, if you like pepper. So my son thanks you as well Cassandra. He’s a poor, broke University student living on his own for the first time. The first thing he asked me to send was snacks cuz he can’t afford them. So these went to a good cause, trust me.

Cassandra if you’re reading I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are such a sweetheart and I appreciate the note and everything you did. Thanks oodles and bunches.

Also a huge thanks to my match I sent to this month. She was incredibly sweet about me having to shop at our local grocery due to being sick. I was pretty much housebound at the point the packages went out so I was limited to shopping locally. Let’s just say it’s a challenge to meet the whole 30 criteria in our little town. Thanks to Diane for being so gracious.

Hope this makes more of you hop on board the Foodie Penpal train. You won’t regret it.


The Lean Green Bean

 Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    There are so many delicious snacks here, what am awesome package 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
    P.S. Come enter my international giveaway to celebrate my 1st Blogiversary!

  2. says

    I want one of those Peanut Butter & Co jars so bad but I have to force myself to walk away at the store because I would end up locking myself in my bedroom with a spoon and a Real Housewives marathon. I think Aviva is pretty smart but don’t you think she needs surgery to remove that stick from her butt? :)

  3. says

    I’ve heard of this idea and it does sound really good. That’s a great package you got from Cassandra with so many interesting and varied things to try. How awful that you’ve been pretty much bedridden through September. I do hope October is a better month for you xx

  4. says

    I’m so tempted to join, but I want to join everything and it’s just not possible! I can’t even imagine trying to get a package off when you’ve been so sick…you’re a real trooper, my friend.

  5. says

    I just signed up today! I love the idea as well. Used to love having pen pals in English and German classes. Great way to share your creativity with someone!

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