Momma Told Me: Old El Paso Stand 'N Stuff Tacos- Saving Mom's Sanity Giveaway 7/18

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Old El Paso Stand 'N Stuff Tacos- Saving Mom's Sanity Giveaway 7/18

*** I received Old El Paso product samples, and a taco cooking kit, to help facilitate this post, as a member of  My Blog Spark. No further compensation was provided. All images and photos are original content copyrighted to Momma Told Me Blog, 2013.
Stand 'N Stuff Tacos
Momma Told Me: Don't wear your food, eat it!


As a child, my favorite foods were ones I could eat with my hands. Pizza, peanut butter and jelly sammies, hamburgers, chicken fingers, and tacos, to name a few. Let's face it, children under 10 have little sense of modesty, and would happily walk around with a sauce strewn face, if only to see the panicked reaction from Momma. Playing with food is fun; that's part of the reason this big kid never grew out of tinkering in the kitchen with baking projects and zany dinner recipes. There are so many textures, colors, flavors and scents in the culinary world, and typically only one golden rule when it comes to kids; don't tell them anything, ever, is good for them. Always keep the illusion alive, and if that fails, put all the ingredients on a Lazy Susan and let them build their own food. It's one of the reasons Momma instituted weekly Bagel Pizza lunches, and Make Your Own Taco nights during the summer. Often times I'd get so excited about 'making' my own food, I'd entirely forget I was picketing lettuce that week because it was good for me.
Mexican Cooking Sauces
Of course, as most things involving food and kids go, hands on (or build-your-own) food was never the simplest route for Momma to take. Our table already had to have layers of place-mats to contain my culinary adventure messes, and meals that allowed me to make my own food- well, I'm surprised Momma never tarped the walls. I don't know how, as such a small young girl, I managed to make such big mealtime messes, but I've been told Momma would find scraps of food in the oddest places. And which make-your-own mealtime proved the messiest? Taco night. Present a child with a roundabout of small diced and sliced ingredients, then tell them to stuff it in an open ended tortilla; brilliant idea. Soft tortillas only encouraged horizontal eating, and the prompt ejection of ingredients from the back of the 'shell,' while hard taco shells typically cracked under the weight of the ingredients and spilled out the bottom.
But those are problems of yester years, now that Old El Paso has devised and released the singular best thing to happen to taco night since my Momma's Secret Sauce invention; Stand 'N Stuff shells. No longer do Mom's have to bib their children and send them outside to eat their tacos; these Soft Flour Tortilla 'boats' are free standing and eliminate the 'open end' taco dilemma. In fact, no hands are required, at all, to stabilize and fill your shells, so you can head to that taco buffet with your plate and two free garnishing hands. It's ingenious, really. Our family has been relying on the Old El Paso brand of taco assistance products for years. We typically buy their Family Taco Kits, which include shells and sauce, but jumped at the opportunity to sample this new taco innovation. My Blog Spark sent our family a package of new Stand 'N Stuf Tortilla shells, some taco preparation kitchen tools, and 3 brand new Old El Paso Mexican Cooking Sauces to sponsor our next taco night.
Secret taco Sauce Recipe
I tried to explain the ingenuity of these new Stand 'N Stuff shells to Jay, but I fear I failed. Only until he was stuffing his very own fuss free taco did he reach for the package of shells to investigate further. I can't quote the exact comment, but wonder and awe followed those first bites. Not only had the pre-packaged Mexican Sauce pouches made seasoning our ground turkey a piece of cake, but the Stand 'N Stuff tacos brought an extra hint of fun, and considerably less frustration and mess to the meal. These little 'boat' like tortillas also seem to hold more than the average taco shell, making layering and taco building so much simpler. Of course I had Momma's 'secret' taco sauce on hand. It's my little secret that I don't throw out a fast food packet, ever, and have a crate of fast food sauces on hand at all time. Just 10 packets of fast food taco sauce, and a half cup of ranch dressing makes a creamy taco sauce my family goes crazy for.
Mexican Cooking Sauces
I also have to say, while the Stand 'N Stuff taco shells were the star of our night, the Chipotle Mexican Cooking Sauce added wonderful flavor to our 1.5lbs of ground turkey. It was a nice time saver not to have to season the meat as it cooked. I usually lose a lot of flavor when I drain the grease prior to serving, and this allowed me to flavor the meat post cooking with a thick and flavorful sauce. Old El Paso products have been a family favorite for years, and I'm happy to see they are still innovating how to make family taco nights a hit. Look for the new products on grocery shelves near you today! Save $1.10 off 2 Stand And Stuff Tortillas today with this limited coupon.

What Daughter Says:  Skip the mess, and keep the flavor with new Old El Paso Stand 'N Stuff shells and Mexican cooking sauces.


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72 comments:

  1. Scoop it up taco dip looks great!

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  2. I'd like to try the crunchy fish tacos!

    maggie true armstrong
    maggie at pdclarion dot com

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  3. I llike this recipe
    Cheese Stuffed Mini Meat Loaves

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  4. I would like to try the crunchy fish tacos.

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  5. Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos

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  6. Liking the spicy and delicious looks

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  7. I would like to try the Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies.

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  8. I would love to try the Grilled Taco Nachos

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  9. I like the Grilled Taco Nachos or the Taco Burgers

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  10. I see lots we'd like to try. I think we'd start with Scoop-It-Up Taco Dip.

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  11. i'd like to try the fish tacos/

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  12. Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos

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  13. I would like to try Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos recipe.

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  14. I would love to try this recipe for my granddaughter who has problems with gluten - Gluten Free Impossibly Easy Taco Pie

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  15. I would like to try the recipe for Crunchy Fish Taco's. We do love fish taco's.

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  16. http://www.bettycrocker.com/Recipes/Product-Recipes/Old-El-Paso-Recipes/Top-Cinco-Party-Food

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  17. oops, no this is the one http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/margarita-cake/0eacea1d-3eb9-4fb9-ac7b-e43b96cb9d4f

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  18. i would love to try the skinny citrus shrimp taco recipe!

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  19. I'd love to try the Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos recipe.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. fish tacos thankyou , ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  21. Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies

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  22. I'd like to try the Margarita Cake.

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  23. The Gluten Free Impossibly Easy Taco Pie looks yummy

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  24. I'd like to try the crunchy fish tacos

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  25. Meatless Burrito Pot Pies sound scrumptious!

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  26. How to pick just one recipe!? they all look amazing!The chicken Tinga Tacos Sound delicious!

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  27. crunchy fish tacos - that sounds good - we love steak fajitas too

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  28. I'd love to try the flank steak tacos with mango salsa!

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  29. I love the recipe "Chicken Tinga Tacos", it sounds delicious!

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  30. I want to try the mushroom & onion vegetarian tacos. We need to have a make-your-own-taco night around here.

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  31. Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos recipe

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  32. The first I would try is the Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos for 3 of us then the Crunchy Fish Tacos for the other 3 of my family.

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  33. Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos

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  34. Cheesy Tortilla Lasaga sounds delicious!

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  35. I would like to try the Chicken Ranch Tacos

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  36. I would like to try Chicken Tinga Tacos.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. Slow cooker posole verde sounds good. chefl@swbell.net

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  38. I would like to try the Quick Southwestern Corn Salsa . Looks delicious

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  39. I'd really like to try the Skinny Citrus Shrimp Tacos.

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  40. The chicken tinga tacos look very good.

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  41. I would make Ground Turkey Tacos
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  42. I want to try the Mushroom and Onion Vegetarian Tacos.

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  43. Im lovin the Pan-Fried Mushroom and Cheese Flautas

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  44. I'd like to try the Flank Steak Tacos with Mango Salsa

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  45. Flank Steak Tacos with Mango Salsa sounds awesome!

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  46. I'd love to try the Grilled Taco nachos

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  47. I like the Quick Southwestern Corn Salsa recipe.

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  48. I'd like to try the Quick Southwestern Corn Salsa.

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  49. Flank Steak Tacos with Mango Salsa sounds good!

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  50. I would love to try the Beef Taco Foldovers recipe

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  51. Sold! I guess tacos it will be tonight!

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  52. We are going to try the Grilled Taco Spiced Chicken :)

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  53. I'd love to try the vegetarian shepherd's pie!

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  54. lots of yummy recipes. I want to try the chicken tinga tacos, carawling(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  55. SHERRIE C.

    I'd love to try the Scoop-It-Up Taco Dip recipe

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. I'd like to try the Easy Burrito Bake.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  57. I'd like to try the Chicken Tinga Tacos recipe. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  58. I've got the Wild West Sizzlin' Chicken Tacos marked to try.

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  59. The crunchy fish tacos is something I would make!

    ellen beck

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  60. I would like to try the Chicken Nopales Tacos with Chipotle. They look very good.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  61. Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies!

    Amanda S

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  62. I want to try the Crunchy Fish Tacos.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  63. banana bread

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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