Another month, another foodie penpals exchange! Last month I received a recipe and ingredients from Carolynne in Chicago. After such success, I had to continue in May. This time I actually would be receiving gifts from someone in the area. When Krysten told me her location, I had to ask my husband because I am still learning my way around Seattle. I definitely did not care because there are probably many local goodies I have yet to know about. Krysten actually has several blogs, so you should check her out! I sent stuff to Jeannette in Houston and was happy when she received her items (I hope safe and sound). She will be posting on her blog about what I picked out for her. Keep reading to find out how special I was to have Krysten as my sender!
I also finally made the recipe sent to me last month, with a few small changes. Basically I changed it from a trifle to a pie because we weren’t going to be able to eat the trifles immediately. This is how it turned out:
Now, onto this month… I tore into the package as I usually do. My husband is just now learning how bad I am with opening gifts. (I can’t wrap them very well, either, so that might be related.) I’ve always been a tear-er (different from a terror) and my parents still loved me. Hopefully he will even though he didn’t get to see me do this:
Somehow she knew that I love chocolate and interesting drinks, but not really coffee…I still got the must-have Starbucks item, along with some tea I hadn’t seen before, and some instant cran-lemonade (believe it or not, I’ve never tried the powdered drink stuff before, so I am intrigued).
And there was a granola that was PEANUT BUTTER flavored. Oh.my.goodness. YAY!
Some other assorted snacks:
These two have to be my favorite: homemade cookies, and I think the jam is homemade, too! Even if not, it is amazingly delicious. I had it immediately on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Of course I had to start with a bite of a cookie, too.
What will next month bring? I don’t know, but this one was pretty exciting. Thank you to both my receiver and sender for being so sweet!