Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Fiesta Time!!

So, now that Thanksgiving is over and we are literally "stuffed"... it's time to start thinking about eating all of that delicious comfort food again for Christmas! Turkey and ham and dressing, oh my! This is my favorite time of the year, not just because of the food, but because of the cherished time I get to spend with my family and friends.

But between these two holidays that are full of yummy food and treats, we kind of need a break from the turkey and dressing. Some people feast on pizza and fast food, some revert to salads, and others live on turkey sandwiches (from the oodles of turkey they have left over!). One thing my family and I like to do is have a "Fiesta Night". This may include eating out at a local Mexican restaurant, swinging through a Taco Bell, or making Mexican food at home.

Recently, MyBlogSpark along with Old El Paso provided me with an Old El Paso "Family Taco Night" prize pack. The prize pack included a packet of Old El Paso Original 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. I was super excited! The serving dishes are so cute, and perfect for a Fiesta Party. Plus, the $10 gift card was a great bonus! :) I ended up purchasing a couple of the Old El Paso dinner kits and a couple more packs of the Old El Paso seasoning. The dinner kits I purchased were these:

This was definitely what we needed after "stuffing" ourselves with turkey and all the fixins'. :) Actually, I guess you could even make these with leftover turkey! Ha!

What about you? Do you have a "family fiesta night"? What do you usually make? Do you have a special dip or queso recipe? Leave a comment and you could win a prize package too (thanks to Old El Paso and MyBlogSpark)! Here is what you could win:
Winners will be announced at the end of the week. Good luck!!


Anonymous said...

We don't have a "family fiesta night", but when we feel like eating Mexican I usually make double-layer tacos topped with salsa, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and sour cream as well as refried beans and Mexican rice :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Mami2jcn said...

I love beef tacos with avocado...yum!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Karin said...

Love having taco salads. Also love tacos. Just use a basic recipe for the tacos: seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese, onions and taco sauce in a hard shell.

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Danielle said...

We usually just make plain old tacos.. I prefer taco salads and my boys like soft tacos.

Veronica said...

Hey Brandi!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!{}
Yes, there were 4 of us who made all those goodies. Let me tell you, Ghiradelli Block Chocolate is the BEST for melting and dipping!!! It is beautifully smooth and delish! We did pretzels, almonds, oreos, Nutter Butters dotted with peanut butter chips! We had a BLAST!! We also baked Snickerdoodles and magic bars! We do this once a year! BEST way to get so much done and accomplished. I am a "Foodie" and have "followed" you!