Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Cook I Am Not, But...

I think it was my brother who (half) jokingly asked if H knew what he was getting into when he proposed. I love good food, and I love to eat. I even skim the cooking shows and recipes and cookbooks from time to time. My patience for the whole process of meal preparation, though, is not very great.

Not long ago MyBlogSpark and Old El Paso reintroduced me to an old and easy favorite of mine. taco night! I remember loving the "taco bar" in college. We love tacos, and I plan to get Mexican fare back into my rotation of easy-peasy menu items. The Old El Paso lineup of products includes chiles, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa. There are endless recipe variations you can play with, like easy fish tacos. Everyone can decorate their meal with fixin's to their liking.

Win a Prize Pack like mine! Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark were gracious enough to send me a prize package that includes a packet of Old El Paso taco seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip serving dish, a set of three Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.

To enter: Leave a comment and tell me about your favorite Mexican fare. Or how you plan to make taco night special. Which night of the week will it be?

Bonus entry: Follow this blog, and leave a comment telling me that you do, or have done so.

Deadline: This will be a quick one. Winner to be picked on Monday, January 31st at Noon EST.

22 comments:

Daniela6968 said...

I love homemade nachos. But, I usually use the taco seasoning in a pot of pinto beans. Yummy!

Pamk said...

I have one teen and one twenty something boy plus the hubs and I and we all love mexican food. I make tacos and burritos quite frenquently. We fix all the fixins and let them make their own. Kinda like your taco bar. Everyone Loves it.

Shelly said...

I love nachos - or at home, quesadillas

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briancrayonguy at aol dot com said...

I love black beans, tomatoes,corn, red and yellow peppers, mixed with Penzey's salsa seasoning eaten with tortilla chips.

Shawn said...

My favorite Mexican meal is chicken fajita's and Mexican rice. Although I like most any of it, being Mexican is my favorite type of food.

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Timothy said...

I love chicken tacos XD
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Karin said...

I like taco salads, tacos... burritos... it's hard to pick a favorite!

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Toystory said...

I love fajita's.
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staceyar said...

Well I wanted to be creative on our busy days and created a recipe for the crockpot...chicken/beef enchiladas with taco seasonings and soft taco shells. This meal is a perfect ending to the week usually on Fridays...very tasty.

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Katie said...

I think our night will be Tuesday.
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jayedee said...

traditionally, we do taco tuesdays at our house. usually bean burritos with all the fixings and a big plate of nachos! yummo!

Sarah said...

I love ANY Mexican food! I'd have to go with Taco Tuesday! I don't know if this is "normal" but my daughter & I both love avacado on our tacos & nachos!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we love tacos, fajitas, quesadillas....we don't just have one taco night we have several each week- when its yummy and easy and good for you why just one night

Jennifer said...

My daughter is just getting to the age when she is interested is starting to help out in the kitchen and prepare food, so I plan to make taco night special by having my daughter help out to make her first tacos.

eclairre said...

I love chicken tacos.

Shawn said...

I now follow your blog.

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Julie said...

I luv when we have Taco nite! We make it special by having all the fixings and eat in front of the tv!!! Thanks for the chance:)


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Anonymous said...

I love enchiladas!

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