Happy Halloween! I know we have some major Halloween fans out there so I hope you all are having a great holiday. Anybody dressing up? I’m not personally that into Halloween, but that cannot be said for the other person living in my house. Just look a this haul of candy he bought!
John loves Halloween. He grew up pretty far outside of town so he never experienced trick or treaters coming to his house. Now that we live in town (neither one of us have any interest in going back to country living!), it thrills him that we have a ton of trick or treaters every year. He always stocks up on candy, and, since he joined our local Fire Department a few months ago, he’s dressing up in his fireman gear to answer the door this year. He even spent last night carving pumpkins with our niece and nephew. I just sit back and watch it all, and then pay his excitement back in spades when Christmas rolls around
Halloween isn’t the only exciting thing happening today. It’s Foodie Penpal Reveal Day!
Food Penpals is a program that Lindsay put together about a year ago. Every month you get assigned someone to send a box of fun, foodie things to. In return, someone is given your name, and around the middle of the month something truly wonderful lands on your door step. This was my first month to participate, and I really enjoyed it. If you want to join in the fun next month, CLICK HERE to sign up. You have until November 5th!
I received my package from Kellie this month, and she really did a wonderful job with everything she selected. She even took the time to make some homemade energy bites to include which were really good. She was even gracious enough to let me share the recipe!
Homemade Energy Bites
1 cup (dry) oatmeal
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir everything together until well mixed. Refrigerate and then roll into balls! These will last in the fridge for up to a week.
Here are some of the other goodies I found in my box this month.
Inside was a bag of Bear Naked granola, local honey, and almond butter.
I was really excited about the almond butter. I had never even heard of almond butter until I started reading healthy living blogs, and, until I got this in the mail, I still hadn’t had the opportunity to try it. Now I can positively say I give almond butter two thumbs up!
I saved my personal favorite for last-Kettle corn that Kellie picked up at her local farmer’s market! I LOVE kettle corn. It could become a serious addiction in no time. Luckily, I got my box the day before I left for home for Grandpa’s birthday celebration so I was able to share with my mom. Her love of kettle corn puts mine to shame
This was so much fun to be a part of, and I can’t wait for November. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to send or just want to check out some of the other yummy things that were exchanged his month, check out the massive link-up party that Lindsay has going on today! Also, take a minute to check out Jordyn’s blog. She’s who got my box, and she has a great food blog full of recipes that have gone on my must make list!
Ok, gang, it’s time to prepare for those little ghosts and goblins. Everyone have a safe and happy Halloween!
Do you dress up for Halloween? Are you a Foodie Penpal?