Meet Amanda Caldwell: My Foodie Pen Pal


An introduction from Sarathlete: This is a guest blog written by Amanda Caldwell who was my foodie pen pal. This is her blog post on the box she received from me!

“Hello world! My name is Amanda Caldwell. I am a wife, mother, pharmacist, and first-time foodie penpal!

Being the first-time foodie penpal that I am, I got so excited about the box on my front porch that I immediately ripped into it and forgot to take any pictures! Here’s a retrospective account of the delicious goodies I found in my box:

I told my penpal Sarathlete that I had a huge sweet tooth. Let’s just say I underestimated a little. More like a wooly mammoth sized sweet tooth.

I have for your consideration, Exhibit A:

I cannot be trusted with Oreos in my presence. But it wasn’t just me, I swear. Hubby, baby, and the neighbors all joined in on this action. Estimated lifespan of a package of Oreos in the Caldwell residence: about 2 hours.

Exhibit B would be a picture of Reese’s peanut butter cups, but they too suffered a tragically short life.

Even my otherwise healthy breakfasts have to be topped with a little somethin’ sweet.

Exhibit C

Overnight oats made with 1/3 cup quick oats, 1/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup plain yogurt, a dollop of peanut butter, and a generous spoonful of delicious apple butter!

I’ve never been a fan of the salty/sweet combination, so I saved the popcorn for another night. So cool to learn that Orville Reddenbacher is made in Indiana!

My penpal also challenged me to guess which item was vegan-friendly. I’m going to go with the apple butter. Hope that’s right!

Thanks again, Sarathlete, for making my first time memorable!”

Thank you as well Amanda for making my first time with this experience memborable as well.

As Amanda said, I challenged her to pick which item was vegan: Reese’s peanut butter cups, Oreos, Apple Butter with Honey or pound cake (which is not mentioned in the blog because her husband ate it on his way to Indiana)! Anyways, the guess was incorrect but very close. The Oreos are vegan. The apple butter would be vegan if it had no honey in it. Good guess though Amanda!

If you want more information on this program please check out my post A Foodie Pen Pal Experience for more information on how to sign up. This is a fantastic way to connect with people you’ve never met all over the USA. I highly recommend it!

Sara Sawochka

2 thoughts on “Meet Amanda Caldwell: My Foodie Pen Pal

  1. I was interested in participating in this foodie penpal thing last time you blogged about it but never got around to it. I’m going to email a few Q’s I have and hopefully get started with it. Sounds like a fun, easy way to connect with others.

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