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November 1, 2012

November Foodie Penpal Revealed!

I think I’m late…so I hope all will be forgiven, but it’s time to reveal my October Foodie Penpal.  I think this program might be one of the main reasons I started a food related blog to begin with!

Anyhow, it’s a fun program started by the Lean Green Bean.  You get matched with someone who sends you a box of food goodies, and you get matched with someone else to send a box to.  I sent a box to Alicia over at Persnickety Snits so go check out her blog and see what I sent her.

I got a great box of goodies from Kim full of Trader Joe’s fall goodies and some gorgeous cupcake wrappers.

I got pumpkin pancake and waffle mix, pumpkin bread mix, chocolate chips and cupcake liners.

It all looked so good, I wanted something right away! So, I pulled out my muffin tin and put the liners in and mixed up with pumpkin mix, then dumped the entire bag of chocolate chips and plopped them in the oven.  Yup, I did it and it was a good idea.  Then, I knew the fate of me eating all the muffins by myself, so I did what I do and brought them to work.  Everyone was pleasantly confused by the treats in the office on a Wednesday, but that didn’t stop them from eating them up.

Now that the weather has severely cooled down in Atlanta, I’m thinking pumpkin pancakes will be the perfect breakfast on the weekends!

And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

  • On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal 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 penpal!
  • 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 Penpals 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 penpal 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 Penplas 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 November, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by November 4th as pairings will be emailed on November 5th!