Foodie Pen Pal - July

It's that time of the month again! (Not that time!) I mean time to divulge the details of the decadence goodies that I was mailed this month!

The Lean Green Bean

We have a delightfully decorated box full of yum-yums here!!

My personal fave had to be the Southern Garlic Cheese grits!! The whole family wanted to try a little taste of the South!!

I also loved that I got FRESH produce! A zucchini from her garden! How thoughtful! This is going to be grilled with some flavorful spices this week!

She also remembered my sweet tooth and even my little boy! I love that Foodie Penpals are all so considerate! :)

And now it's time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-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 August, please visit The Lean Green Bean to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
 You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on August 5th!

*If you're from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I'll see if we get enough interest this month!


  1. What a fun idea!!! I love trying new foods and it is so hard to get creative when you are cooking every night for your family. Love the idea of having someone else share some tips

  2. This is a really interesting and fun idea. Everyone LOVES mail, and this is a guaranteed package every month! If only I were creative. :P

    Still really awesome!