Today is the Day! It’s September Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day.
Let’s meet Alek, he is a great young blogger who I meet some time ago via his blog. Alek and I commented back and forth on blog topics and then we lost track of each other. So when I received the email from him that he was going to be my Foodie Pen Pal, I was Super Excited! I immediately caught back up with his blog and was super impressed with how well he has been doing. Alek writes the blog RunServeCook. He has great recipes and loves to eat healthy foods. He runs track and I just love following his blog. So back to his recipes and cooking talents. Alek has one recipe that I was Super Impressed with: Indian Seared Scallops over Rissoto and Wilted Spinach and Curried Spinach Puree. Did I mention that Alek is still in High School!
So here’s what was in my September box from Alek:
Here’s a shot of the Nutritional bars he sent. Loving the variety.
Then I received a bag of Wonderful Pistachios and a Dove Silk White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Swirl Bar.
Then there’s this little snack. Pure and Simple Bumble Bar, Organic Seed Cherry Chunk bar. I am saving this for a trip I have planned in October. I always hoard snacks and healthy treat for when I travel and this one looks like a tasty treat.
I had the same intentions for these Justin Nut Butters, but my will got the best of me and I ended up using them in my Overnight Oats. Let me say this, I love Justin’s. So smooth and love the Honey flavor.
Alek sent me a few cool packets and I look forward to trying the GU after a swim class I have planned. I am familiar with the Emergen-C packets, but have never tried the Joint Health. I love trying new products.
I am really excited to try the Mila seeds. I am a huge fan of Chia seeds and I love to try other varieties of this Super Food. I plan on making a huge berry and kale smoothie and incorporating the Mila. Doesn’t that sound yummy? I’ll let you know.
So I really have to thank my Foodie Pen Pal Alek for Hitting it Out the Park with this Foodie Box! Alek you did a great job putting together an amazing box of variety and delicious foods for me to try, thank-you so very much my Foodie Friend.
This month I sent a September Foodie Box to Colleen over at Secrets from the Cookie Princess. Go on over and visit her blog, she has some amazing cookie recipes. She is a serious baker and has so many recipes available. I am working on my baking skills so her blog has all the recipes I could ever need. I plan on making her Chocolate Peanut Butter Yin Yangs cookies for Christmas. They are a thing of beauty.
Want to become a Foodie Pen Pal?
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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 Friends I’m gonna,
Check Ya Later.
Hey, I had a question recently asking why I use the sign off Check Ya Later. Well here’s the reason.
Back in the day there was a movie call Dazed and Confused and there was a scenes from the movie with a charter named Slater who used the phrase Check Ya Later, and the other characters teased him for it. Well me and my brother use to say it to each other ALL the time and it just sort of stuck as our way to say good-bye! I love to quote movie line, it’s how I roll.
this was also used in the movie “dazed and confused”
person 2: alright byeee