Today was a fun day for me, I got some special treats in the mail and with the goodies I got, I was inspired to make this tasty, creamy, sweet with a pinch of tartness Blood Orange Yogurt Dip!
Being part of the Foodie Pen Pal Program sponsored by Lyndsay from the Lean Green Bean, I got box of treats from my Food Pen Pal Jessica from My Health Passion. I have to say I LOVE everything I got and couldn’t wait to rip open everything! Looyk at what she got me!!
She got me all the things I love, like Almond Butter, yum! Yah, I broke into that right away! It went on everything, plus I ate some by the spoonful! So good!! She also got me Candied Ginger from Trader Joe’s, which my Trader Joe’s doesn’t carry. I was looking all over for it a few months ago! I also got some tea, which I took to work and I enjoy in place of my morning coffee, not to mention I drink the tea, while nibbling on the almond cookies. The Oatmeal packet I haven’t tried yet, but it’s at work, for an emergency!!! Now the crackers are something I have been wanting to try, but I haven’t. I broke into them and oh my are they good. Sweet and Savory! Delish!! I just love the raisins in them. The name got cut off in the photo, their Trader Joe’s Rosemary Raisin Crisps. I love them!!! Jessica also got me the cutest card which is hanging on my refrigerator. My Husband and Little Jenny thought it was funny!! Jessica, thank you so much for all of my goodies, I love it all!!!! But I think you know that from my excitement!
See the crackers in the picture above? There the Rosemary Raisin Crisps Jessica sent me. I love the flavor of them and the chewiness of the raisins, tasty, tasty! So I decided to whip up a dip especially for these crackers. I took Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt, Cream Cheese and Blood Orange Marmalade and mixed it together. It’s thick, creamy, sweet, but not over baring sweet and totally yummy! A perfect complement to the crackers! I also dip strawberries into it and it tastes amazing. You can so eat this with a spoon too! Yes I took a couple of spoonfuls. I had to test it after all!! Thank you again Jessica! I am so happy for my goodies!!!
I was Lyndsay’s from Itz Linz Foodie Pen Pal this month, I sent her a bunch of local finds. If you want to see what I got her, pop over to her blog and check it out! Hope she likes what I sent her!!
- 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt, I used Chobani
- 1 oz Cream Cheese, Fat Free
- ⅓ cup Blood Orange Marmalade
- Mix ingredients together, until smooth and creamy.
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at email@example.com to get involved!