My package for the Blogging By Mail event came on Thursday night. This unique event was created by Nic at Baking Sheet and what a fantastic idea it was. We're constantly sharing experiences, pictures and ideas but this is a great way to do it hands-on, up-close-and-personal, etc, etc.
I was more excited than a little kid at Christmas. Seriously, possibly sadly, I was. On the to my door from the mailbox I was shaking and sniffing in a mad attempt to guess the contents. Just the week before I was surprised by a similar package from Nic herself. She had sent all the participants a thank you note along with a few treats to sweeten the deal. Wow! What a great hostess and what great white chocolate blondies.
When I spotted the second package in my mailbox I think I actually squeaked. I didn't even shut the door as I went for the scissors and began cutting away. The package contained a neatly wrapped stack of ginger, cranberry and walnut chocolate bark and a bundle of homemade granola. Totally ignoring the voice inside my head telling me not to spoil my appetite before dinner I tucked into my goodies. Realizing that I still needed to take pictures, and I'm thankful that this thought occurred to me in time, I put it away until later, but not too much later.
My package came from Suzie in New York and I personally want to thank her for participating in this exchange. Hopefully I'll be able to beg and plead to get the recipes out of her. Her recommendations for the granola were yogurt and she mentioned it had to be full fat (well of course!) :o) and fruit compote. The granola is almost gone though and I've only eaten it on ice cream. That might seem weird, but don't knock it.