Taco Night with Old El Paso {Giveaway – $60 Value}

*Update #1: Sorry to all, my site crashed last night and I was unable to access my site to fix the errors in this post. My site restored with a draft version NOT the correct post!! I’m fixing this now!!*

**Update #2: I’ve now corrected this post. If you tried to enter the giveaway and it didn’t work, please try again. Sorry again, that was one bad site crash.**

We eat tacos – or fajitas – every week here at Chez A Lot of Loves. We love tacos because everyone can pick and choose the type of fixings that they like.

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Picking fixings, means happy kids and happy kids means happy dinner!

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I also like the versatility of tacos. I can switch up the meat for example. My kids prefer lean ground beef, but I also use ground turkey, sliced chicken breast, or shredded pork as well.


As for toppings…well…skies the limit: lettuce, shredded cheeses, tomatoes, salsa, avocado, diced cucumber (trust me), or diced chilies.


Tonight I cooked my our standard no-fuss taco meal using the newly improved softer flour tortilla shells from Old El Paso. The kids gobbled their tortillas into funny animal shapes and after playing with their food for a few minutes, they ate up their animals too. Proof that they taste great!

I decided to try out Old El Paso’s Smart Fiesta Taco Seasoning which contains 40% less sodium than the regular seasoning. None of us missed the salt. In fact I think this is the seasoning to go with from now on – it’s nicely spiced and the kids liked it.

Again, happy kids equals a happy dinner!

Kid Friendly Meals

If your kids are a little more adventurous than mine and don’t mind food that is “mixed up together”, you might want to check out the great list of kid friendly meals on Life Made Delicious. The Taco Supper Skillet looks especially tasty.


I’m happy to announce that I’m giving away one great Old El Paso kit valued at $60! The winner will receive:

  • 2 packages of Old El Paso’s new, softer tortillas
  • 3 Old El Paso seasonings (Taco, Fajita and Smart Fiesta Taco Seasoning)
  • Garnishes (Chilis and Jalapenos)
  • Rice (Spanish and Mexican)
  • 1 can of Refried Beans
  • Four yellow cloth napkins
  • Four red placemats
  • Tortilla Warmer
  • and 1 6 1/4 fruit bowl
  • To enter: Please leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite taco filling(s) are, AND THEN mark that option as complete in the Rafflecopter widget in order for your entry to be registered.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Catherine says

    My entire family of 7 love tacos…. its a weekly meal in our house! thanks for the contest, I would love this prize!

    • Marilyn says

      Hello! Thanks for leaving a comment on my giveaway. My site crashed last night so I’m just letting you know that you may need to come back to my site to click “done” on the Rafflecopter widget for your entry to be registered. I’m so sorry about the inconvenience!

      Marilyn A Lot of Loves

    • Londia says

      I think that you need to change the bottom half of this article. As you shared all the emails form Mom Central. Those are just meant for you. Not like i know alot about blogging and have not yet had the opportunity to work with them myself. You are to try to help them spread the word and use the keywords that they would like you to use. Good luck. Maybe this is the first time you have worked with them.

      I still have lots to learn about blogging and i would want people to help me too.

      I hope you did not take me the wrong way.
      Londia´s last blog post ..RECALL~Certain Ground Beef products 2012

        • Marilyn says

          Hello! Thanks for entering my giveaway! My site crashed last night and the host restored it to an earlier time with a draft of this post. Sorry about the weird post but thanks for giving me a heads up! I’ve fixed it now. I’ve confirmed that Rafflecopter has correctly registered your entry. Good luck!

          Marilyn A Lot of Loves

  2. smothermother says

    no rafle copter for this one?

    every time i ask the jb what he wants for dinner, 7 times out of 10 it’s tacos. and the hubby LOVES refried beans. his trick: soft shell spread with refried beans, then stick that to a hard shell and fill the hard shell up. yeah, he’s not a calorie counter! ;)

    • Marilyn says

      Hey there! My site crashed last night and the host restored my site to a previous version with a draft of this post showing. Rafflecopter isn’t showing your entry so if you could come back and click “done” on the Rafflecopter widget that would register for your entry. I’m so sorry about the inconvenience!

      Marilyn A Lot of Loves

        • smothermother says

          Oh and any meat works for us. i like spicy sals, lettuce, guac (if we have any), cheese and sour cream. and i’ve had it with corn too. yum!

    • Marilyn says

      Hello! Thanks for leaving a comment on my giveaway. My site crashed last night and the host restored my site to a previous time with a draft of this post. I’m sorry for the hassle, but if you could come back to my site and click “done” on the Rafflecopter widget your entry will be registered that would be great! Sorry again!

      Marilyn A Lot of Loves

  3. Carrie says

    I have fond memories of tacos nights when I was a kid. Back then it was always beef and LOTS of cheese :)

    Of course now I’m vegetarian so veggie ground round or veggie chicken strips plus lettuce and salsa is my preference…oh but still LOTS of cheese :)
    Carrie´s last blog post ..#100wordsong: Sick Girl

  4. Melanie Brown says

    Taco night is a fav here… I like beef, lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream! YUM

  5. Kristin says

    Tacos are my don nd husbands favourite meal. We are traditionalists: seasoned beef, shredded cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.

  6. angela m says

    I love cheese, tomatoes, lettuce ,salsa and sour cream

  7. Glogirl says

    In my tacos I love ground beef, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, green pepper, onion and shredded cheddar cheese.

  8. Karla Sceviour says

    We put ground beef,shredded cheese,salsa,letttuce and tomatoes.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  9. Josee Parent says

    We put guacamole, salsa, tex-mex cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, sour creme, black olives.
    The tacos overflow most of the time. lol
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  10. loriag says

    I am a boring taco eater, hamburger, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, cheese sauce, that wraps it up for me!

  11. susan margaret says

    My favourite is seasoned chicken with salsa, cheddar and tomatoes and lettuce

  12. debh says

    I like a lot of toppings on my tacos; cheese, green onions, salsa, green olives, yogurt, lettuce and tomatoes.

  13. Diane says

    I love the spices that are mixed in with the beef… and the cheese… and the other toppings… I love it ALL!!!

  14. Julie says

    please delete my comment I just noticed that this giveaway is only for Canadians and I live in USA
    great giveaway :)