Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Giveaway (Closed): Old El Paso Taco Night Prize Pack

My family loves dinners that are fun. (I know: Who doesn't?) For us, one of those reliably fun meals is Mexican food. So when MyBlogSpark sent me email about Old El Paso family taco night, I jumped at the opportunity!

The Old El Paso product line includes all you need to put together a fiesta for your family: chilies, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa.  You'll also find Old El Paso recipes and sweepstakes information.  Right now you can also print a coupon for $0.60 off two Old El Paso products.

And if that's not enough fun for you, check out El Tacodor, the world's only game for family taco night.  Download and print the game materials, or try the web game.  (I gave up when the second wave of beans started dancing!)


Family Taco Night

When we had a family taco night here, it was fun! Messy, but fun!  I added a can of kidney beans to the meat mixture, instead of making a side of refried beans.  I set up the taco shells and fillings in a "taco station," so everyone could make their own.  (I would have added chopped tomatoes, but not at $3.99/pint!)  We would definitely do this again, but next time I'd purchase the Old El Paso taco seasoning mix with 40% less sodium.

Thanks to Old El Paso, one lucky reader will win the same prize pack that I received. This prize includes 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.


Family Taco Night prize pack

Want to win?

This giveaway is closed.
How to enter: Comment to tell me how you would make your family's taco night festive. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. Limit 1 entry by this method. This must be done in order to qualify for extra entries.

Here's how you can earn additional entries (please leave one comment per entry):
  • Comment with an Old El Paso recipe that appeals to you. (1 entry)
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More details: Open to residents of USA, age 18 or older. No P.O. Box addresses. Giveaway ends 10/27/10 at noon (Eastern time). Winner will be chosen by the random number generator at Random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and must claim the prize within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited.

Disclosure: I received an Old El Paso prize pack, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  Thanks to Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark for the review opportunity and the giveaway prize!

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  1. I love Tacos! I like shredded chicken in my taco and home made salsa. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I would have a special taco night, and let my son invite a friend over for dinner.
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  5. I would play mariachi music to make it more festive.

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  6. I'd like to try the dessert tacos recipe.

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  12. we would have chip and dip as an appetizer and make a great toppings bar
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  13. i like the recipe for the fiesta enchilada bake

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  15. I’d make it a friends/family get together with game and movie night.

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  16. Chile-Chicken Enchiladas looks yummy

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  22. We love taco night at our house! The kids love that it's a build your own (with things you like) meal.

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  23. these are so cute!! Well, I would make taco night more festive by using these colorful serving dishes! :)

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  24. I would play Mexican music in the background.

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  26. Great giveaway! I'd like to make family taco night (with me and my fiance) festive by cooking them together!

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  27. This Slow Cooker Chili sounds so delicious, it'd be fun to try that!
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  30. I would make Taco Night festive by making it only once a month, insisting we all wear sombreros to the dinner table, and playing pin the tail on the burro afterward.
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  31. We make it festive by doing it buffet style.

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  32. I would make it game and movie night.
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  33. To make it special I like to make homemade guacamole and salsa! The family loves it.
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  37. I don't know that I make it festive...but I try to make it fun. I put out all types of toppings and everyone makes there own tacos. It's a more casual dinner and we all enjoy it. Thanks!
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  38. I think the recipe for Seven-Layer Bean Dip looks good.
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  41. we love trying new mexican recipes.

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  42. We have the cousins over for taco and game night. Sometimes the kids like to do crafts too.

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  43. The Fajita Pizza recipe look real good.

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  44. We make it fun by having lots of toppings so everyone can make their own creation

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  45. The seven layer bean dip sounds good

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  47. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    WE HAVE TACOS ON SUNDAY FOR OUR FOOTBALL GAMES AND WE HAVE A LOT OF EXTRA WITH THIS....WE ARE A FOOTBALL FAMILY AND LOOK FORWARD TO THIS

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  48. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    WE HAVE A TACOS SPREAD WITH OUR FOOTBALL GAME ON SUNDAY AND MY CHILDREN LOOK FORWARD TO THIS CASUAL STYLE OF EATING...THEY CAN EAT IN FRONT THE TV

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  50. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    THE Slow Cooker Turkey and Brown Rice Chili LOOKS GOOD

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  52. During taco night I make 3 different kinds of salsa!

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  53. The Old El Paso seven layer bean dip recipe looks yummy. I might have to try that for a party.

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  54. It would be fun to decorate in festive bright colors for taco night.

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  55. we like to serve tacos when the boys have a sleep over-easy meal they all like. I have alot of toppings and everyone makes their own

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  56. I'd invite close family over!

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  57. I'd like to try fajita pizza.

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  59. To make my taco night more festive, I would have fun music playing in the background.

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  60. We wear sombreros. Just kidding. But it would be very festive if we did.

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  61. I make our Family Taco Night festive with music and candles.

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  62. I like the recipe for Deep-Dish Taco Squares.

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  68. I would let everyone build there own.

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  69. I would make taco night festive by getting sombreros for all and playing festive music.

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  70. I would have a fiesta Potluck and invite over friends and family.

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  72. Oh boy Rick would LOVE this he's a taco boy. This would make our taco night super fun! Taco's all around.

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  73. This is always a good one: Fiesta Enchilada Bake

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  82. To make it more festive, I would add toppings to suit every taste.

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  86. I would make all my family's favorites and decorate the table

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  87. I would love to try the Chile-Chicken Enchiladas

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  92. I want to make Fiesta Enchilada Bake

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  93. We would chose Sunday as our taco night! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  95. we make it festive with family and friends--the more the better :)

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  100. i like the Seven-Layer Bean Dip :)

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  102. I would make it festive by serving red, blue and yellow corn tortilla chips.

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  103. The dessert tacos looks really yummy to me.

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  106. We make it festive by cooking together. That always makes it fun.

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  114. I would fling hot nacho covered chips at people before they come into the house

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  115. I will have taco's with family.

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  124. I WOULD PROBABLY COOK UP QUITE A FEW SIDE-DISHES TO GO ALONG WITH TACO NIGHT! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  125. WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE RECIPE "Impossibly Easy Taco Pie (Gluten Free)" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  135. On Taco Night we play Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass on our stereo. That and cold Mexican beer is served. Good eating and good drinking.

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  136. I don't know about festive, but I use ground turkey instead of ground beef to make it healthier

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  141. we make taco night festive by speaking a little espanol with our conversation! gracias! clallen at ntin dot net

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  142. the fiesta enchilada bakes sounds yummy! thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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  148. id throw on some spanish music that was brought back to us by some friends from a trip to spain
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  149. tweeted 10/24:

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  150. I like to make sure there is lots of toppings for the tacos. My family likes to layer rice, beans, and taco meat and top with guacamole, lettuce, and cheese.

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  151. I would let everyone choose their own toppings and make their own tacos!

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  154. We watch a family movie while making tacos as a family with all the fixings :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  158. I would love to try the Seven-Layer Bean Dip!

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  164. I would decorate with streamers and a pinata.

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  165. Sweet blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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  166. tweeted 10/25:

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  167. These serving pieces would really jazz up our Taco Night. My kids really enjoy picking out our toppings and getting everything out on to the table.

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  168. Playing salsa music in the background while I cook always makes it festive!

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  170. I'd make taco night festive by playing fun music and having a taco buffet bar. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  171. I would let my kids invite friends over.

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  172. taco taco almost every nite the kids ask for

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  173. tweeted 10/26:

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  174. I also have a Fiesta Station to cook and heat the taco filling with sections at the top for toppings and I have Mexican-themed dishes and napkins that I use.

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  175. We play FIESTA music! dlcwins55@yahoo.com

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  177. To make a taco night festive I will have my teenage children speal in spanish for the duration of the meal (they know basic spanish). ITll be a blast!!! We also make homemade salsa with ingredients form our own garden! ksbald2@yahoo.com

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  178. I love Tacos and they are great for movie night.
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  179. We'd put a colorful tablecloth on the table and some party music.

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  180. I would have the whole family make the dinner together then sit down to watch a movie while we eat. Then afterwards play some boardgames


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  181. I would love to make the Slow Cooker Turkey and Brown Rice Chili recipe


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  182. I would make it more festive by inviting friends over for our taco night!
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