March Foodie Pen Pals

Wow, I can't believe it's already April.  This year seems to be flying by so fast.  Spring is upon us, and hopefully I can post more spring crafts and recipes this year.  Fingers crossed that I can keep up with this fast moving year.

Anyway, on to the post for today.  I have been participating in a monthly event started by the very lovely Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean called Foodie Penpals.  I love participating in this event simply because having a penpal has always fun, and I like getting the chance to try new foods from different people and places.  If you would like to know more about the program, please follow the link here.  You have until the 4th of the month at 9pm to enter your information and be included in the next list of Foodie Penpals.

I had the honor of receiving a very nice package from Chris and Amy White over at A Couple in the Kitchen.  Please stop by their blog, its very cute and they have shared some wonderful recipes.  Chris and Amy sent me a nice, themed package for the March Foodie Penpals.  The theme of my package was "Foods With Misleading Names", and I loved it.  Very creative package guys!!!


They also sent me a very nice letter explaining all the misleading food names, which was also very cute.  

Chris and Amy wrote--
"First we have Turtles-not the reptile (thankfully...), but the chocolate, nut, caramel confection which is one of our favorites."
I am pretty sure these were the first to go.  My family loves Turtles.

"Next, some Swedish Fish.  Sure they are shaped like fish, but there is no seafood involved.  And what makes them Swedish?"
My daughter has been sneaking these since I got them.

"Next, these mushroom shaped cookies/crackers dipped in chocolate.  How super cute are those?"
I must admit, that I literally hid these to keep all to myself and I killed them in about 2 days.  They were bite sized, but they were so good that I couldn't bring myself to share them. :-)


"How about some homemade Meyer lemon curd?  "Curd" is what is leftover after making cheese, but this is simply sugar, lemon zest and juice, and egg yolks.  No cheese!  And, might we suggest spreading it over "shortbread"."
I haven't used the lemon curd yet, because I have a cake that I am wanting to make and I am saving it to use a filling for the cake.  It tastes great, which is why I chose to use it in the cake.

"Shortbread.  It's not really a bread, it's a cookie.  And why is it "short"?"
My son went straight for these before I could even get my pictures taken.  They tasted great, and I saved some to try with the lemon curd, that is, if I have any left after my cake is done.

"Finally, some pico de' gallo, which means "Rooster's Beak".  Not to worry, there are no rooster beaks in this yummy salsa, but it does have a little "bite" to it."
I added this salsa to one of my favorite recipes (which I will post soon).  It was a great addition to the dish.


Chris and Amy said they were trying to have a little fun and amuse themselves as well since the winter had been so grey.  Well, Chris and Amy, I was very amused and I really enjoyed my package.  Thanks so much, and I can't wait to try some of the recipes you all share over at your Blog.

Again, if you would like to participate in Foodie Penpals, please follow this link to sign up by April 4th @ 9pm.


Thanks for stopping by.  Comments and questions are always welcome!!!
Have a beautiful, blessed day!!!

Ashley


2 comments

  1. That's a fun selection. I keep thinking I should sign up for this swap but haven't got round to it yet!

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    1. You really should, its super fun and the best part is that you get something from a different person than who you sent the package to. So you get to meet two people instead of one. I love doing it.

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