Came home to this a while ago:
What is it? It's none other than a Blogging By Mail package from sweet Darla of Messy Cucina! This is the fourth Blogging by Mail and yes I've taken part in all four since it started! This one was hosted by Food Ninja and here's the round up, if you haven't already read about it or you're new to this whole concept.
Anyway, I'll hesitate no further and delve into what's in the package:
That's the whole lot of it. Amazing huh? I like every single thing she put in the package. It seemed like she really thought it through! Haha, she even did a word search to ensure that I didn't already have the things she was going to send. :)
Darla, no worries, Singapore doesn't have any of the things you sent. And that leads to my further excitement because I know that I'm going to enjoy what others can't. heheee.
And so here's a low down on what she sent me:
Krusteaz Blueberry Pancake Mix and Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix. I love blueberries but since they are quite costly here, I hardly have a chance to eat them. So I was delighted to find that she had put this blueberry mix in the package. I am going to cook them for breakfast tomorrow. And Jiffy! The packaging is so vintage and old-school - i like! yay, I have another corn muffins to bake soon.... hehe....
Next up is:
Ovaltine, Reese peanut butter Big Cup and Kraft's Marshmalllow Creme! Here we drink Milo and I haven't seen Ovaltine in a while (they used to have it i think?) so I can't wait to try this. But heh, gotta wait till after Lent (which is coming soon! this Easter sunday) before I can enjoy it. I'm still on my chocolate abstinence in case you all forgot.. haha. and i've been a good girl :) no chocolate whatsoever till now. So that means, Reese will have to wait in the fridge till Sunday! But hey I can have the marshmallow creme.... I heard it tastes good with peanut butter on toast... on and Darla included her Grannie's Christmas Fudge which uses the creme too. Might try it out!
Ahhhh stone ground mustard! I am a sucker for mustard and I am looking forward to trying this bottle that Darla sent. And check out that huge glass mason jar! It's homemade Russian Sweet Dill Pickles. I like pickles! But I better ration these ones because I know I won't be able to savour them again after they're gone!
See that Old Bay Seasoning? It smells really good! I love grilling my meats and what not, and I can't wait to see how well it enhances my food when I use it!
There's also some seasoned fish fry in the package - also another seasoning that I'm really looking forward to use. And here's an amazing contraption Darla sent me - an apple corer. It's fantastic I tell you. I was elated because I won't have to take minutes to cut my apples no more! Haha yes it'll make me lazier but hey at least I'll have more time to bake my stuff!
Now now, these are the gems. Why? Because I've seen it before and thought them to be such cute and interesting candy! I mean, I've yet to see worded candies here in Singapore. Check it out:
What nice candies to give your sweetheart don't you think? I think they'll do great as nice decorations to top my vanilla cupcakes with. I can't bear to eat these candy. Might just keep them around for as long as I can!
And there you have it, the entire description of what I got in the package Darla sent... and look, I've tried the apple corer already:
Can I rave about how convenient it is? I won't be prone to cuts on my hands no more! Ya, always have a problem with cutting apples - i'm rather clumsy and if it's not a nail I slice off, it's a sliver of flesh. Okay... i'll stop there... won't wanna gross you all out.
Other than the wonderful foodstuff she sent, Darla also included an awesome mix of music which I am enjoying as I type out this blog post. It's no surprise that I like the songs she's picked out. After all, she's only a year older than me! :)
Darla, if you're reading this, here's a big thank you! I've sent you an email too... do check it ya!
And to you my dear readers, i'll definitely update you all as I try each of the foodstuff she sent me! :) Cheerios for now....
P.S. Pardon my lower quality photos. My aunt borrowed my digital camera for her trip to Korea. So I relied on my trusty Nokia 7610 to deliver the photos. :)