As I mentioned in my original September Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Post, the Foodie Pen Pal Program is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. This month I was paired with a blog reader named Leigh Ann and was more than thrilled to pack up a box of goodies to send for her fourth Foodie Pen Pal experience. Since Leigh Ann doesn’t have a blog of her own to share her goodies on (although I LOVE her writing and encourage her to start one), she has offered to write a short guest post about what she received (and she even included a few pics!).
So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Leigh Ann Russo…
Each month I have my Foodie Pen Pal send my package to me at work, since I am usually there when the mailman delivers each day. However this month I was attending a workshop outside of work the day the package arrived. I work in a shop that gets deliveries almost everyday, so my associate opened the package thinking it was merchandise to check in and inventory. When she realized what it was, she sent me this text in the middle of the afternoon, “U have a package of goodies!” I was so excited…I knew my FPP package had arrived!
When I got to work the next day, I opened the package and was blown away. Heather had put together an amazing assortment of fall flavors as well as those that I had told her that I adore. The presentation was so colorful and creative!!! She had attached a hand written note on a colored paper fall leaf to each item…describing it and/or why she had chosen it for me. I could tell she had put in a tremendous amount of time and thought into putting this package together for me and I was truly touched.
Here are the contents of my package:
Homemade Cranberry Almond Granola Bars
…these are incredible. I am eating one right now with a cup of tea. I only have 2 left so I am glad she included the recipe so I can enjoy them again and again.
Pumpkin Pie Bar Mix
…you had me at “pumpkin”. I LOVE pumpkin and can’t wait to make these for a delicious treat for me and my honey.
Rob’s Really Good Swirling Mango Beverage
, which I have never tried before, but I am super intrigued by. Mango is another flavor that I absolutely adore. They are so exotic and luscious.
Trader Joe’s (now who doesn’t like Trader Joe’s?) Dark Chocolate Covered Coconut Mango Bites
. I think I nearly passed out when I saw this. Three of my favorite flavors (other than pumpkin) together in one delicious treat? I think I have reached Nirvana!
Harvest Pasta…fun fall-leaf shaped pasta. I’m half-Italian so I can eat some pasta…yum yum give me some!
Apple Cinnamon and Herb Stuffing Mix. This sounds incredible…I think I might make some stufffed peppers this weekend!
I am truly grateful that Heather was my FPP this month. She really made me feel special and I can’t wait to try out all these fabulous items she selected.
Hands down, Heather is the best FPP a girl could ask for…lucky me :)