November Foodie Penpal

This was my first month of participating in the Foodie Penpals program that Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean began and coordinates!

What fun!!!  You sign up and get matched with a penpal at the beginning of the month then you make up a box of interesting, or local, or unusual food which you then mail to your penpal by the 15th of the month.  At the same time your penpal is mailing a box to you.

My penpal this month was Kelsey and she sent me this great assortment of goodies:


The first thing to be eaten was the homemade pumpkin bread!  I ate 1/2 a piece, it was quite yummy, and when I came home from work the next day there was none to be found.   Something similar happened to the fruit and nut mixture!  I did manage to hoard the Toblerone bar and not share it with anyone!

The funniest thing?  Kelsey sent me, and I sent her,  a bag of Snapea Crisps.  Great minds think alike?

As of this writing, the only thing left in the house from my penpal box is the oatmeal.  I love oatmeal but rarely take the time to eat breakfast (I don’t skip breakfast, I drink it on the road in the form of a protein drink from powder and water, like Spirutein.)  I almost turned the oatmeal into a topping for apple crisp which I haven’t completely ruled out happening…

If sending and receiving a box of goodies sounds good to you, think about joining the next exchange!  The program is taking the month of December off but you can still sign up for the January 5th deadline!

The Lean Green Bean


One Response to “November Foodie Penpal”

  1. Holly @ The Inspired Home Says:

    Great box! So funny you both sent each other the snap pea crips. My 2 year old absolutely loves them.

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