1.31.2013

Foodie Penpals!

The Lean Green Bean

I joined Foodie Penpals this month! It's pretty amazing. Lindsay, over at the Lean Green Bean blog started it back in 2011 and according to her story on the blog it has blown up!

Basically you get matched up with someone in the beginning of each month and you send each other fun food! Then there is a huge reveal day (today!) and all the bloggers involved post about what they got. I thought it seemed like a good way to connect with other bloggers/readers in different areas of the country. Figured I could try some fun regional food too. I got to shop and send goodies the two lovely people who are behind A Couple in the Kitchen and I got paired up with Amy, over at Laughing with the Stahls.

Amy lives in Pennsylvania in the old German town with plenty of Amish/Dutch people in the area. She sent me a great variety of locally made foods, that are pretty flipping fantastic.

Here's the run down:

Homemade Noodles!


Venison Jerky, which I've never had before! When I was in Colorado I tried Elk and Buffalo...this should be good :)

Homemade Granola - which you know I love since I keep making this stuff over and over again. I had it Monday morning with some greek yogurt and blueberries - good stuff!


Goat Milk Fugde! Helllooo! By far my favorite item in the box. And the flavor...peanut butter. Love, love, love this stuff. Its pretty sweet, so I've only had a bite or two each sitting. Its just lasting longer that way.


Fresh peanut butter (no photo of this one-sorry), which was grinned right before Amy sent it too me. Its really great and has such an amazing, fresh taste. There are chunks of peanuts in the mix which gives it a nice crunch. And last, but not least, chocolate covered cherries. And as Amy said in her note to me, "well it's not local, but every girl needs her chocolate." Amen sister.


Thanks again Amy! I loved everything.


And I'll be signing up for Foodie Penpals next month. You can do it even if you don't have a blog. Check out how to join here. Its fun to shop for people you don't know and share your favorite things with strangers. Do it. Fun. Promise.

Erica

P.S. You can check out what I sent to my foodie penpal here! I had a blast shopping for them and they wrote up the sweetest post.

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