Bonne fin gourmet correspondence jours

According to Google translate, that says Happy Foodie Penpal Day. My foodie pal of the month can tell me if that’s right or not — she’s originally from Quebec but lives in Virginia. And she knows how to put together a great food package!

I love it!

I’ve got some Virginia peanuts, some lemon pepper pasta, several kinds of chocolate and yummy peanut butter cookies.

The cookies didn’t last long. My son and husband discovered them and ate two before I could even get a picture! Or eat a whole cookie!

Also no longer with us are the foods in this photo:

The pretzels were the first to go. I love pretzels. I used the peanuts in a pesto sauce to top the pasta Johanne sent me and I brought the beets to work. I was pretty sure my editor, a health nut, would love them, but it was surprising how many the assistant features editor had. She is one of the pickiest adult eaters I know, so when she asked to try another, I passed it over.

Maybe there’s hope for my picky son yet.

(Thanks, Johanne, for warning me about the purple tongues! I stopped one of the anchors from having one minutes before the midday news show. She waited until after the broadcast to try a beet.)

I still have the mug cake, sesame snack and candy bar hidden somewhere in my kitchen, to be devoured when I need it most. I know! I can’t believe my self-control, either!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Johanne for a great food package! Or shall I say, merci, merci, merci! (Don’t worry — we exchanged several e-mails throughout September. She knows I remember very little for studying French in high school.)

Interested in knowing more about Foodie Penpals? Here’s how it works:

Sign up here and 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 October, CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. As always, thank you to Lindsay (theleangreenbean) for creating such a fun program!


2 responses

  1. The title really made me laugh! Haha! It reminds me of when my French Canadian parents want to send an English message to my American in-laws (or vice versa). I can usually tell if the message is based on their basic knowledge or if they went straight for Google Translate. 🙂 I did appreciate the effort though. 😉

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