March Foodie Pen Pals

Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean organizes Foodie Penpals every month.  Participants are assigned a pen pal and send a fun, food package by the 15th of the month, with contents that add up to no more than $15.  There’s a link to details at the end of the post…if you’re interested, get in touch with Lindsay by April 4th.

This was my third month participating…I loved it!  You can see my January write-up here and February here.

I was paired up with Erin, a reader from Texas – I sent her a box of goodies for travel – a bit of a Spring Break theme.

On to the exciting package that showed up at my doorstep!  Tamiera from The Life for Less sent me a box that will put me to work!  It’s a box full of items needed for making sushi!  I’ve never tried making sushi before so this will be a fun project with a tasty ending.  Tamiera included a recipe for the rice and also the standard ingredients and tools to get started.  I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work!

Key Ingredients

Ginger and seaweed

So…a big thank you to Tamiera for a thoughtful package and a big thank you to Lindsay for organizing Foodie Penpals!  It was really fun to participate…I got to “know” (virtually) new bloggers and try new treats–a Win, Win!  I’m excited to participate again in April.

If you’re interested in becoming a Foodie Pen Pal, check out the site and sign up by April 4th…pairings are sent out on April 5th!

Did you think I’d leave you without a Friday Funny?  In honor of the sushi theme, here’s a fish/healthy-living joke:

Why did the shellfish go to the gym?
To get stronger mussels.

Insert groan.  Happy Weekend!

Peanut Butter Bombs

Sunday I was going to get my bake on but then a Paula Deen emergency occurred… a refrigerator malfunction caused the 2 remaining sticks of margarine in the fridge to melt–all over.  After cleaning everything up at least my hands were nice and smooth from all of the oil!

The full-throttle peanut butter cookies I had planned to bake were going to have to wait.  But I still wanted to bake.  Enter Peanut Butter Bombs.  These are my super-easy yet super-tasty go-to easy to make cookie.  They are always a hit but now the secret is out that they are only 4 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to mix, make, and bake!

Peanut Butter Bombs

1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy, crunchy, anything works)
1/2 cup chocolate (chips, M&Ms, other candy)

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
*Crack the egg into a mixing bowl and stir with a fork.
*Add brown sugar and peanut butter.
*Mix with a spoon until blended
*Add in the chocolate, stir to combine.
*Place by the spoon full on an un-greased cookie sheet.
*Bake 12-15 minutes and enjoy!

This recipe makes approximately 1 dozen cookies.  Store in an airtight container.  Let me know if you make these!

PB Bombs

These are not part of the plant-strong program, but are a treat that QAG enjoys and I shared this latest batch with my co-workers.  When I offered them at work and a couple of people declined, I did tell them that they weren’t healthy.  Then I took them to my staff meeting and they disappeared.

Kostas always appreciates a good pb jar.

Side note – Spring Break is in the air so I’ll leave you with this:

source: someecards

 Question:  What’s your go-to easy cookie?