This was my first month ever participating in the “Foodie Pen Pal” program organized by Lindsay over at the Lean Green Bean (www.theleangreenbean.com) and boy was it fun. My Pal was Mary and she provided me with a great box of goodies. While the box I shipped off to my Pal was sort of sampler pack with several varieties of snack items that I love and purchase often. Mary organized a MEAL for me and sent it with a receipe and all the ingredients I would need to prepare. I thought that was very unique and well thought out. Here is the rundown of exactly what I received.
Recipe for Fettuccine Carbonara – Mary made a few notations for me of substitutions she suggested which were very helpful!
Boars Head Fully Cooked Bacon
Fusilli Puttanesca Pasta
The recipe called for a few other ingredients such as parsley, salt, pepper, oil, eggs and parmesean cheese. The only thing I did not have on hand was heavy cream (which would have been virtually impossible to ship!). Its so funny because after like 5 years of basically avoiding pasta we have just been getting it back into rotation at our house. The past two Sundays we have enjoyed a pasta dinner at home and now I have all the preparations for a third dinner we are looking forward to. Thanks Mary for a terrific Pen pal box and also to Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean for organizing the program. I suspect its ALOT of work to manage. I look forward to participating again soon!