Monday, October 25, 2010

Giveaway: Family Taco Prize Pack

The wee ones tend to be somewhat adventuresome eaters with sushi topping their current favorite food list. While Mister Man doesn't like his food spicy and doesn't like sauces or toppings, Little Miss does - and we're working on getting Mister Man there, too.

We do tacos on a semi-regular basis, and I've gotten to the point where I can season the meat and Mister Man still likes it. Yay! Then again, his tacos are simply meat and tortilla, as he won't eat anything else. Little Miss gets her cheese and tomatoes on, and sometimes she also has guacamole and lettuce, too.

Enter Old El Paso, who very kindly sent us a family taco night prize pack that included a packet of 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 your taco fixings.


The serving dishes are really cute looking, and the cactus one is nice and sturdy. I actually had to look a couple times to realize that yes, there actually are three of the chili peppers. Those are very thin plastic, flexible, and not so sturdy. They still work though!

I used the $10 gift card to purchase our ground turkey (trying to go healthy!), cheese, tortillas, guacamole, hot sauce, lettuce, and tomatoes. It was sort of fun to have our fixings arranged in the little themed serving dishes instead of just putting them into plain green bowls like I normally do. I even convinced Mister Man to try a little bit of lettuce and cheese on his taco because this was a special occasion.

Granted, he didn't like it, but he at least tried it and did eat a few bites of it before deciding he really didn't like it. That's progress for us, and I love it. I need to remember sometimes to do things in a fun way for him - and to just keep trying.

I actually sort of liked the seasoning. It was flavorful without just being spicy for the sake of being spicy. I didn't use the whole packet when seasoning the meat for the four of us. It was more than what we needed, and I'm ok with that. It just means we'll be having tacos again soon!

I do wish that this could be made without transfats, as we do our best to avoid them wherever we can, but I know companies are working towards that all the time. It definitely isn't the least healthy option out there - far from it!

Needless to say, we enjoyed our taco night, and we're looking forward to doing it again. Do you want your own taco night? I also have a duplicate prize pack to send to one lucky reader. So what do you have to do?


First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Monday November 8 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

Mandatory Entry: What would you do to make taco night special at your house?

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for following me on Twitter and tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
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3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Friend Connect.

Good luck!

In the interest of full disclosure, MyBlogSpark and Old El Paso sent me a family taco night as described above. I received no compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own, as always.

39 comments:

  1. Playing mariachi music would make it special.

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  4. I would totally make everyone wear sombreros. Which we actually already OWN, don't ask why. Becuase I am a cool mom like that. :)

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  5. I'd play Latin music in the background.

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  7. I had taco night two nights ago and I talked the man-of-the house into cooking them. That was a great idea and that is what I'll do to make it special the next time too!

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  8. I'd make it a game/movie night with friends get together.
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  11. I follow you on twitter @tracylr233 and I tweeted this giveaway
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  12. We make it a Taco-Movie night.
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  14. I would make some guacamole to make family taco night special!

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  16. I would use special serving platters and add background Latina music :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  19. Taco night is one of the very few nights that everyone in my house eats what I fix! I'd light a candle and breathe a sigh of relief. That would make it special:)

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  20. everyone likes their tacos a different way in my house - so I have to have "special" stuff for each child and myself and my husband - no one person in my family eats a taco the same way - ha ha ha

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  24. i always include all of our favorite toppings in seperate bowls so each child can make thier own creation.

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  27. To make it special, I would do something cornylike light a green, white, and red candle and *try* asking what the kids want on their tacos in spanish ;) lol
    Katrina
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  30. Would make it a movie night, scented candles and have all kinds of toppings and dips - guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, ground beef, grilled chicken, and black olives :)
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  33. We have gotten the kids to think it is not just any ordinary taco night by using Scoops--they love piling different things on top for their bite size tacos!
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  34. Everything goes great with a wonderful movie!

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