This past month I tried something new. After reading about this program on Tara’s blog, I decided to give it a go and joined the Foodie Pen Pals program, coordinated by Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean.
I love food and used to LOVE having a pen pal, so I figured it was a win-win situation.
I was paired with Jill, a blog reader (both readers and writers can participate). She sent me a great intro email asking me about some of my food preferences. It was so exciting to hear from her.
I think I honestly checked the mail every day. I was so anxious to see what she’d put together for me. And really, who doesn’t get excited about getting a package in the mail?
I was elated when I came home one day to a box underneath my stairs, gently sheltered from the rain by my mail-lady. Woo hoo!
Super elated when I opened it and saw all this…
This past week has been busy so I haven’t had a chance to try everything just yet, but I can’t wait. I kind of like that it will be drawn out over time as it allows me to enjoy it even more.
I love the note that Jill sent with it, which told me a bit about each component.
Of note…the chili garlic. I told her I wasn’t much of a fan of garlic but she said I must give it a try. I’m sure DJ is excited to give it a try. Also, the apple butter. Apple butter on its own isn’t too crazy, but what is was her serving suggestion…on pizza!! I’m definitely intrigued by that.
I’m drinking some of the coffee as I type and it’s great. I expect to get to some of the other stuff shortly. The Justin’s packets have been calling my name all week but I didn’t have any bread. I’ll definitely share the deets as I try everything.
The person who sends you goodies is not the same person you send stuff to. If you’re curious about what I sent, check out Nicole at Apples & Arteries.
Does this sound like something you’d like to do? If so, here are the details…
Pen pals are assigned on the 5th of the month (so you need to express interest by the 4th).
The spending limit is $15.
Items must be shipped by the 15th of the month.
Your package must include something written (this could be anything from a note to a recipe).
If you are interested in participating for February, please email Lindsay at email@example.com and include the following:
Your full name
Your email address
Your blog name/address
Your twitter handle (if applicable)
Whether you are a US resident or Canadian resident
Remember you can do this whether you’re a reader or a blogger. I definitely recommend it, so give it a go!
It was a great experience and I’m already looking forward to next month.