Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This Week's Foodie Freebie: Candy Cane Snowman Snack Basket

Happy Tuesday! It's been a hectic weekend which carried over into Monday and thankfully I've had a chance to sit and rest in front of the computer. With only a few more weeks before the end of the year, that means only a few more Foodie Freebie Fridays left to close out 2009!

Before moving to Chicago, I lived up in the far north suburbs and used to work for Lambs Farm, a place that empowers an extraordinary group of more than 250 people with developmental disabilities to lead personally fulfilling lives. I worked there for quite a few years with one of my best friends, Heather, before she lost her battle against diabetes at the young age of 24. After Heather passed, I had difficulty continuing to work there because of the memories I had with Heather as we worked side by side with the residents of Lambs Farm. I still remember Heather and all the fun we had growing up. One of my favorite memories was during the holidays when we would get together and make cookies, admire her mom's Christmas decor around the house (and her love of snowmen!) as well as help the Lambs Farm residents with their holiday parties.

Speaking of Lambs Farm, the residents of Lambs Farm worked at a nearby place called The Popcorn Factory. This company specializes in some delicious popcorn confections and I especially loved how they were able to give jobs to those who had developmental disabilities. During the holidays, The Popcorn Factory has these great food treats and for this week's Foodie Freebie, a lucky reader will be receiving the following Popcorn Factory goodies:

It's their exclusive 2 Gallon Candy Cane Snowman design tin filled with their best wishes. Inside you'll find bags of their premium Cheese, White Cheddar and secret-recipe Caramel Corn along with chocolate chip cookies, honey roast peanuts, mini pretzels, foil-wrapped chocolates, candy cane twists and two snowman butter cookies. A holiday party in a tin!

Some guidelines:
- Giveaway is only for those who live in the United States - my apologies to my international readers!
- You must check back on my blog on Friday to see if you've won so you can claim your prize!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment answering:

- What fond holiday memory or tradition do you enjoy doing each year?

Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12 midnight CST.

ONE WINNER will be randomly chosen by Random. Org's Interger Generator based on the number of your comment and will be announced on Friday, December 11, 2009. Good luck!