Sunday, November 21, 2010

Taco's and a Giveaway!

With the girls growing and getting older I find that our schedule and weekly routines are becoming more and more hectic. Lately it seems as if days can go by without having a nice sit down meal at the table as a family.
Old El Paso has come up with this brilliant idea of  setting aside at least one night a month for  “family taco night”. To help with this Old El Paso offers a variety of  sauces, salsa, meal kits, etc. to make dinner in a cinch.
  oep taco night_final

Through MyBlogSpark, Old El Paso provided me with a great prize pack of  a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase my taco fixings.
Since Old El Paso makes it so easy to prepare a meal with their dinner kits, I decided to let my 11 year old daughter, Kailey prepare our taco’s for our own “family taco night fiesta”.
She first began by cutting up all the toppings for our tacos.
Now on to the taco filling…browning the hamburg
Adding the Old El Paso Taco seasoning
Adding the water, Old El Paso salsa and sauce…
Bring mixture to a boil and let simmer for 3-4 minutes
Easy peasy, done in less than 20 minutes! Time to sit down and enjoy!
One well deserved bite!!! Great job Kailey and thanks to Old El Paso, dinner was stress free and delicious!!
As if that wasn’t fun enough we played El Tacodor TM, the worlds only family taco night game. This game consists of challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay or pantomime. Some of the games we played were:
Toon Time: Pick a partner and together you have 1 minute to name 10 animated movies.
W Words: Pick a partner and together name 5 foods that start with the letter “W”.
And my favorite,
You Crack Me Up: You have to carefully hold a taco shell in your mouth and sing the alphabet song without breaking the shell! Here’s how the girls did!!
Kailey  vs.  Jorydn
Sweet, sweet victory!
We have never laughed so hard at dinner than we did tonight and as a matter of fact we have never sat at the table for that long either!
Want to plan your own family taco night fiesta? Visit El Tacodor and download the instructions, score card and a challenge sheet of our own!
To get started you can click here to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products via MyBlogSpark.
And best of all Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark  would like to give one lucky reader a family taco night prize pack of your own which will consist of:
  • Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • Cactus Chip & Dip Serving Dish
  • 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes
  • $10 gift card to purchase taco toppings
Mandatory Entry
  1. Be a blog follower and make sure you leave your email address
  2. Visit Old El Paso and share with me what recipe you’d like to try for your family game night Fiesta.
Additional Entries (please leave a separate comment for each entry)
  1. Follow me on Twitter
  2. Tweet about this giveaway
  3. Subscribe to my feed
  4. Add me to your blog roll
  5. Share your favorite taco topping
Contest Ends December 5, 2010 at 9pm. Winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond or new winner will be chosen. 
Good luck!!!


  1. I obviously already follow your blog :-) I'd love to try making the picnic nachos! My email address is funandfearlessinbeantown AT gmail DOT com.

  2. Family taco night was a staple at our house when I was growing up. Something about tacos just brings families together I guess. :)

  3. I'm a follower and I’d like to try Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  4. @tcarolinep twitter follower


  6. on the text blogroll.

  7. I like avocado, lettuce, cheese and ground turkey.

  8. What a fun time! We're doing taco night this week. I am so going to have to do the ABC song with the taco shell thing! Fun!

    I saw some killer dip in the site that looks awesome. I think I get recipe emails from them so I get recipes all the time. Thanks!

  9. Sour cream is my favorite! Won't do tacos without it!

  10. Great giveaway! I'm a new follower via google friend connect (Nicole-Lynn) and I went to their site and would like to also try their Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas! Yum!

  11. I subscribe via email!

  12. My favorite taco topping is mexican shredded cheese!

  13. The grilled picnic nachos!! YUM! I am a GFC follower!! Thanks! schaefer7382 at aol dot com

  14. I think the dessert tacos look like fun!
    Glad y'all had a fabulous, laughter-filled dinner.

  15. Looks like a fun Taco Dinner night! Im one of your newest followers. =)
    love the idea of the Area Blog party! looked like alot of fun!

  16. I love taco night with the family!!! It's sooo much fun!! I am so glad I found your bloggie! Look forward to continue reading!

  17. Looks like you guys had a blast! I love family fun nights!! Of course I'm a follower : ) and I would love to make the deep dish taco squares sounds quick, easy and yummy. perfect! My email is

  18. Oh and you're already on my blogroll : )

  19. I subscribe to your blog via mygoogle homepage (casualdish is a webpart on my custom page).
    I follow you at twitter (17ra77)
    I love tacos and burritos - I would love to see you create the El Grande Burritos and for dessert, the Chocolate Covered Icy Dream Tacos.
    My favourite topping for tacos is green olives!
    My email address is

  20. I’d like to try Southwestern Chicken Taco Salad! That just sounds wonderful!

    kelcoled at aol dot com

  21. Cheesy Chicken ENchiladas! (and I follow)

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  22. I follow you on twitter pyrodamsel

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  23. Diced olives are my favorite!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. Twitter, tweet, pyrodamsel

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  25. I'd like to try the Grilled Picnic Nachos. GFC follower!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  26. Following on Twitter (@mandalarctic)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  27. E-mail subscriber
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

  28. My favorite taco topping is cheese
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com