I seriously cannot believe how fast this month has gone by, but with the end of the month comes Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day!!!
Wondering what a Foodie Pen Pal is? Well, it’s a program set up by Jen over at the Lean Green Bean and here’s how it works…
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your Pen Pal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your Pen Pal 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 Pen Pal.
-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 Pen Pals 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 Pen Pal 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 Pen Pals 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 October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!
This month I received an box from Erin.
Here’s what’s inside:
- raspberry and rosemary sea salt
- Neapolitan coconut bar
- gravy mix
- artichoke dip mix
- tea towels
Along with that, Erin sent a recipe for how to make artichoke dip:
- Chop 330ml can drained artichoke hearts
- In separate bowl, blend 1 package seasoning with 1 cup mayo (can use light)
- Add chopped artichoke hearts. Blend & chill several hours
I’m looking forward to bringing this dip to my next get-together 🙂
If you want to know what I sent my Foodie Pen Pal Hailey, CLICK HERE to check out her blog!