I love getting mail, but more than that: I love sending packages. I love buying little treats for people and putting them together, writing a card, and sending the package off, knowing how happy they will be to get a fun piece of mail. So, when I came across the Foodie Pen Pal program on The Lean Green blog, I knew I wanted to join in! It's so much fun...you get assigned someone to send a package to, and someone else sends you a package. Obviously, the package has to have food of some sort. The picture above is what I sent my pen pal, Tracee; I tried to keep it local: Tate's Cookies made in East Hampton, and Apple Cinnamon Jelly and Bacon Salt (!!) from The Crushed Olive in Huntington. The candy bracelets were a treat for her kids. Also, I sent along a sleep mask, because she's a busy mom! I loved putting this assortment of goodies together.
So, what did I get? Only the coolest Pen Pal ever: Allison in Denver! Let me show you what she got me...
Just Bee Cause, a delightful looking bakery, homemade goods place in Denver. It looks delicious and super healthy, my favorite combo! The Salsa mix is from The Women's Bean Project, which "change women's lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. Women’s Bean Project strives to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities." Awesome spice mixes, and helping women? Now that's a company I'd happily buy from. They're also based in Denver, but I can't wait to buy some of their products! And, because my Foodie Pen Pal is so generous and thoughtful: gluten free pasta! My first...! This looks so yummy. It's from Parppardelle's Pasta, and I cannot wait to get those amazing looking Southwestern flavors into my mouth.
Thank you so much, Allison!
I can't wait for next month! Want to join in? I am! Check out The Lean Green for more info!