Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day! (July)

– I want to apologize in advance for my links being a little messed up (don’t have the icon) but today my phone not being cooperative!-

Today is reveal day for Foodie Pen Pals! I know that by my standard of Ohio time I am a little late on getting this up, but considering I spent the majority of my day on planes and in airports starting off a family vacation in California, I think I can be excused 🙂
More on the trip later- this is about the great box of goodies I received from my July pen pal Emma!
Emma isn’t a blogger but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t know her stuff! When she asked what type of things I liked I told her that I basically try to stay healthy, loved coconut and Tony’s Creole seasoning… I open my box and got some pretty great surprises 🙂

20120731-230750.jpg a couple of Clif bars that were really good (I’ve never had one before!- I know it’s crazy…)

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a big bag of yogurt raisins (I think Evan was even more excited at this point, because that is one of his favorite treats)

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Emma has also helped me restock on my Tony’s which I was almost out of since it goes on everything I make
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and there was a 13 bean soup mix, I still need to make it, I've never attempted a bean soup before but have actually thought about it before this package arrived!

20120731-231213.jpgThe last thing I got to was a heavy wrapped item- I couldn’t even guess what it might be since Emma had asked about my interest in Tennessee local items… I had absolutely no idea what would be inside…
I open it and it’s a coconut curry sauce- something else I’ve been thinking about trying but never had the courage to! I can’t wait to get home from vacation and make something amazing with it- speaking of that, I’m open for suggestions on recipes or ideas on curries or sides or anything for that type of meal!

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Thank you Emma for a wonderful box of goodies!

Want to know more about Foodie Pen Pals?! Check out my previous blog post about it or just click this nice little link here

Wondering about what I sent to my pen pal Lisa in Utah this month? Since she also does not have her own blog she was kind enough to write a little bit about what she got from me 🙂

“This was my very first time participating in Foodie Pen Pals and it was so much fun! I enjoyed both the sending and receiving and am so happy that I discovered this little gem of the “blogging world”.
I myself am not a blogger but often find myself stumbling upon them when surfing the Internet (enter Foodie Pen Pals). Caitlin has asked me to write a short response to what she sent me and she did such a good job, that of course I said yes!
When I opened my box I was greeted with a can of tuna. This was hilarious! When we first made contact via email I told her the one thing I am not a fan of when it comes to food is fish, but doubted if that could be sent in a box. She showed me! I am now the proud owner of a little can of tuna and a note saying she hopes I have a cat to “enjoy the fishiness”. So funny!
As I continued to sift through the goodies I found many hand written notes along the way. This was the best part! It added such a personal touch and made me very happy. Speaking of being happy: I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER! When I picked up a container of white chocolate peanut butter I about died! It has been so delicious and I have enjoyed every bite of it!
A close second to the peanut butter was a single sugar cookie. It doesn’t seem like much but attached was a note stating that it was from a bakery Caitlin often stopped at on her way to math tutoring for some inspiration. I myself have struggled with math my entire life and loved having a little bitef of something that helped a fellow “math struggle-er” along her way.
All in all this was so much fun and is something that I want to continue doing for a long long time!
Thanks again, Caitlin!”

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