Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blue Moon and Bar Nuts

I'm back.  I know I disappeared again.  Honestly, the last few months have been filled with more downs than ups, and really, who wants to read a whiny blog post?  I certainly don't want to read one!  This past weekend, the fog lifted and the funk started moving out.  Thankfully, because I was getting to a point where I couldn't stand myself.  I'll bring you all up to speed later - no worries, nothing tragic.  Today, I'm going to let you know about the Foodie Pen Pal program.

The Lean Green Bean

Click on the Foodie Pen Pal button - the deadline is June 4th!  You get matched with one person to send a goodie box to.  And you get matched with a different person who will send you a goodie box.  You put together a $15 goodie box worth of food items, respecting any known allergies or aversions your pen pal may have.  And you get your own little goodie box.  I had the great fortune to have Bridget assigned to sending me a goodie box.  She's a cool woman who recently moved to the Denver area (Lakewood).  The fact that we were paired was definitely to my benefit.  She could simply drop off my goodie box.  And Bridget took great care of me.  Even though she is raising two little ones, she included homemade goodies!  Here's some pictures:

The Bridget goodie box included:
  • Lemon poppyseed bread
  • White chocolate macadamia cranberry cookies
  • Bar nuts
  • Homemade granola
  • Choco-love Raspberries in Dark Chocolate Bar
  • Blue Moon Spring Sampler 12-pack
While I enjoyed the entire goodie box (and I'm still working my way through it), I have to say my favorite was the bar nuts.  Spiced but sweet.  Perfect balance which included fresh rosemary.  Excellent.  I'll see if Bridget will share the recipe and I'll post it here.

Maybe you would like to participate?  The great thing about this program is that you commit month to month - no three month or year long commitment.  So if you are too busy one month to put together a package, no need.  And while Bridget shared her baking/cooking skills with me, you needn't send homemade stuff unless you'd like to.  I didn't bake or cook anything for my penpal.  To sign up, just click the Foodie Pen Pal button below.

The Lean Green Bean

Happy Running!



  1. What a fun idea! Glad to see you're back! :)

  2. Glad to know that the fog is lifting and the funk is moving out.... Not a fun place to be, for sure. Here's a big wish for an "up" and great summer! :-)