Today is awesome. Just plain awesome. First of all, itz October 1st (where is the time going?). Second of all, itz Marvelous Monday with Healthy Diva Katie. Third of all, itz Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day with Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean. I could go on and on, but let’s just stick with those three things for today.
My weekend was totally marvelous as I did 7-miles of speed work, celebrated my niece’s first birthday, and ran a Warrior Dash - all on Saturday! More details of each will come in-depth later this week. Yesterday was marvelous, as well, as Jonny and I tailgated with my parents and his parents before watching the St. Louis Rams beat the Seahawks. Woot woot. #STLpride
Our tailgate included the biggest turkey sandwiches ever and Bloody Mary’s. The turkey sandwich was literally bigger than my head, and I’ll continue to enjoy it during today’s lunch. And dinner. They call it “New York style;” I call it holy humongous turkey sandwich. It was a marvelous morning/afternoon, indeed.
Now for Foodie Pen Pal Reveal Day. For those of you who aren’t familiar: Foodie Pen Pals is a program that Lindsay, a fellow blogger, set up in September of 2011. It allows readers and bloggers to be matched up, put together a box of goodies for $15, and sent away to their partner. Itz fun because there are participants all across the United States; ya never know who you’ll get it!
Marjoram Grow Kit – how fun! I’ve never grown my own herbs before, and I’m excited to try! Stoneground Xxpress Mustard – this would have been tasty on the massive turkey sandwich! Jonny and I are both mustard lovers; this came from a local farmer’s market, which you know I’m a sucker for! And Fig Butter? A Trader Joe’s delight that won’t last long. More goodies:
White Bean Rosemary Mix – includes white beans, onion, carrot, rosemary, garlic, salt, & bay – sounds perfect for the fall and wintertime! The granola bar is also from a farmer’s market. More TJ goodies: dark chocolate covered ginger (very different, but verygood!), and red split lentils. As you can see, we’ve already gotten into the ginger candies (so tasty! I keep eating one here, and one there…), and the lentils are another food perfect for the cooler months when soups will be made. Even more goodies:
A fresh loaf of sourdough and a bag full of treats for Zoey - both from Andrea’s local farmer’s market. She wrote me a note explaining some of the items, as well as included two recipes for a couple of the foods she sent. Andrea even thought of Zoey - how sweet! This was seriously a marvelous foodie pen pals package. Thank you so much, Andrea!
YOU should definitely join foodie pen pals next month. Itz fun for all – bloggers, readers, foodies, everyone! If you are new to the program CLICK HERE to sign up. If you participated this month and wish to continue in November, CLICK HERE. I really can’t say enough good things about this program, but join now! CLICK HERE for all the details about foodie pen pals.
What’s marvelous about your day? How was your weekend? Have you signed up for FPP yet? What are you waiting for?!