Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal

I love getting packages in the mail.

I love them even more when they are filled with food.

This month I  joined The Lean Green Bean's Foodie Pen Pal exchange where you send someone $15 worth of food and someone else sends you $15 worth of food (If you want to participate next month, see the details at the bottom of the page.  You don't have to write a blog, you just have to love food).

My first month, I got the luck of the draw.  Jessica from Doggie at the Dinner Table sent me a delicious package of San Antonio gems.  (By the way, she is giving away a Nook Color this week.  Click *here* to enter to win).

She sent two yummy-looking dip mixes, a Texas chili mix, some  margarita jelly, and some pecan honey butter.

They all look super delicious, but I am the most excited about the honey butter.  I can't wait to try all the suggested recipe ideas.

If you are wondering, I sent a reader a box loaded with Trader Joe's goodies.  I know you aren't surprised.

In other news. look who got a haaaiiiirrrrr cuuuuttt!  I know that might not seem like news to a lot of people, but over here, it's kind of a big deal.

Yesterday's Eats
Breakfast was airport food at its finest

When I got home from the airport I was famished, but had a lot of work to catch up on, so I threw some kale chips in the oven and inhaled the majority of a carton of cottage cheese with peaches.

Dan had boys night with pool and pizza for dinner, so I had a dinner date with Ben and his 3 remaining ladies.  I kept it simple with a salmon burger, roasted green beans, and a microwaved potato.

For dessert, I whipped up a batch of Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal  Muffins (click *here* for the recipe).  I also might be donating a batch of these to an online charity bake sale which might take place on Friday, so stay tuned.

I ate two (6).

(Lack of a) Run
I didn't run yesterday because my leg muscles were oh-so-sore.  I guess the half marathon did a little more damage than I thought.  I mostly focused on downing water and stretching.  Today is not looking much better, but I am going to hop back on the horse treadmill and see what happens.

Thought for the day:


Points Breakdown
Daily points (31) - Eating points (32) = -1
Weekly Points (49) - Mon (1) = 48

Foodie Pen Pal Information:
If you’re interested in participating for March, please send  an email to Lindsay at theleangreenbean@gmail.com and include the following information:

-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)

You must submit your information by March 4th as pairings will be emailed on March 5th!
***PLEASE NOTE: if you send an email, you WILL GET A RESPONSE within 48 hours. If you don''t....please re-send your email or contact Lindsay via Twitter (@LeanGrnBeanBlog). Last month we had a few emails get lost as spam so we're trying to avoid that!


  1. So glad everything made it to you ok!! I was worried about the glass stuff! :) Hope you enjoy it all. Being pregnant I thought the Margarita Jelly was the most amazing thing EVER! haha

  2. You got some good stuff! I need to get me some of that honey butter. I'm sure it would be divine on some toast.

    And congrats on that half marathon! I'm a beginner runner and I run about 3-4 miles a days and I would love to someday run a half marathon.

  3. I have been to the store where one can acquire all those crazy amazing delicious treats and taste-tested them all. My mouth is watering and I am jealous! You, friend, have scored big!!

  4. Whoa, margarita jelly! Amazing. I have never tried honey butter - what's the consistency like?


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