The past week has been a whirlwind.  Looking back, I would say it’s been a fun whirlwind.  I had a few work things that ended up going very well, and the move out of my apartment was easy and pretty stress-free.  There’s still one more component left to think about (moving to FL), but I’ll just worry about that next week!

I was in TX the past few days for a short work related trip.  I actually forgot my computer charger, so I was forced to unplug.  I normally wouldn’t have minded a short break away from everything, but I definitely didn’t post my October Foodie Penpal post on Sunday. Sad smileA HUGE apology to Samantha who sent me a very thoughtful and fun package!

For those who don’t remember what the heck I’m talking about, the idea behind Foodie Penpal is for bloggers and readers from across the country to connect and swap their favorite food items on a monthly basis.

A little fun fact about my October Foodie Penpal – she’s also originally from Pawtucket, RI!  What a small world!

My goodies came in a huge box that was quite heavy (this definitely excited more than it probably should have)!

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Samantha’s package had a fun theme that resonated with me…everything tied back to our home state of Rhode Island in one way or another!

I was able to read up on a lot of fun RI restaurants…

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And I have a strong feeling that Samantha is a fellow coffee lover Smile

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And finally, Samantha brought me into the pumpkin loop with some Cranberry Pumpkin bread.  It was “semi-healthy,” but more importantly, it was a super delicious snack. 

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Thanks for everything, Samantha!

If you’re interested in being a Foodie Penpal, please email Lindsay at ASAP…like today!

Well, I’ve been up since 3:30 AM CST, so I’m off to make a quick dinner and watch some mindless television for the rest of the night. Thumbs up

Since I’m not a huge pumpkin eater, tell me…what’s your favorite way to eat this popular food?  What am I missing out on!?

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Back + October Foodie Penpal”
  1. Welcome back!!!

    I had no idea Dunkin made pumpkin coffee! I’m going to the store to pick that up ASAP!

    I love using the pumpkin for the non-traditional – use it to encrust tempeh or tofu (or chicken). It also makes a great soup thicker!

    Today I added it to Greek yogurt with lots of flavors to make it something different.

  2. This idea of a Foodie Penpal sounds so fun- I wonder if the rules apply across borders ;)? I’m glad moving out wasn’t too stressful for you! Unlike most bloggers, I have actually never used pumpkin in sweet recipes. However I do love it in the form of risotto or raw in a salad combined with goat cheese (if you eat it raw, make sure u slice it super thin)!

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