Momma Told Me: Discover Authentic Mexican Flavor w/ Old El Paso Meals Giveaway #MyBlogSpark #ad

Blog Archive

Friday, November 8, 2013

Discover Authentic Mexican Flavor w/ Old El Paso Meals Giveaway #MyBlogSpark #ad

*** I received the following product sample and promotional items as a MyBlogSpark member. All photos contained below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
Momma Told Me: A good chef is measured by what they choose to serve.

I'm no International chef.

It try, but even Momma found ways to 'cheat' authentic cuisine with affordable, and time saving, meal aids. Whether it was a new simmer sauce, a 'Helper' meal, or simply meshing leftover ingredients into a whole new dish; every busy home cook knows we can't be Paula Deen every day. I remember the first time Momma tried to make Moo Shu Pork wraps, just a day after discovering them at our hometown Chinese restaurant. She was determined to whip up a home made plum preserves sauce, steam the pork, and make handmade pancakes as authentic as Chinese tradition. The earnest attempt was a bit of a flop, as Pop and I feigned grins and awkward thumbs up between the gritty syrup like sauce and lumpy pancake wraps. Because no man should ever humbly suggest an alternate method in a woman's kitchen (or he is sure to catch the wrath), I casually picked up a jar of Moo Shu Plum Sauce on our next shopping trip and suggested Momma give the recipe a try again, without so much elbow grease on her end. The result was a new family favorite dish we enjoyed once a month for years to come!
I love to cook, but I don't always have the time or the budget to cook International cuisine from scratch. Our family doesn't like sticking to 'traditional' American cuisine day in and out, but buying fresh peppers, spices and following long established traditional recipes isn't always in my schedule. Unfortunately, these nights often mean costly meals out where we have to tip for mediocre service and travel to and from our home. Thankfully more and more companies have been focusing on putting out affordable meals for two in skillet and easy oven heat form. If you take the time to read some labels you might be surprised to see how low-fat, and even healthy, these frozen alternatives can be for busy weeknights. Trusted name in Mexican cuisine and personally beloved taco-night staple, Old El Paso has just introduced their own new premium frozen meals. These handcrafted meals for two span 8 delicious varieties and contain everything you need (minus the tortillas for some), to get a savory dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes!
With tempting varieties like Steak and Chicken skillet fajitas to Shredded Beef Enchiladas and Chicken Quesadillas, these complete meals are chocked full of meat and vegetables to excite your palette. Their beef and chicken enchilada varieties, for example, are only 8 weight watchers points, and 330 calories per serving! To make the new product roll out even more exciting, you can enjoy a variety of high value $1.50 coupons printable through Coupons.com, or found in your upcoming Sunday circular. With a suggested retail of $7.99, these Old El Paso Meals For Two easily feed you and your partner for less than $4 a serving; you won't find that at the Mexican restaurant around the corner!
Naturally, one of the most important aspects of a new ready-made meal product, such as this, is how it tastes. I was a bit skeptical when we took home the Steak Fajitas, promising a generous portion of succulent seasoned steak, and roasted onions and bell peppers. The ingredients list was actually, quite small, which meant this dish relied on natural flavors for big impact, and boy did it deliver. Straight from the skillet the steaming Steak Fajitas rivaled a restaurant dish in smell and texture. I was surprised by the size and quality of steak strips, and was happy to discover I could easily stretch the meal into a table for 4 with the simple addition of a can of beans, a pouch of microwave rice, and some shredded cheese. It couldn't have been simpler to get the authentic Mexican flavors to our plate! In all, the price point was initially a sticker shock for me, but having perused the ingredients and nutritional content, it's a great trade off. Two can easily eat for less then $8 with the new Old El Paso handcrafted meals.

What Daughter Says: Don't skimp on flavor or quality, try the new Old EL Paso frozen meals for 2 today.

One Momma Told Me Reader will win an Old El Paso prize bundle from My Blog Spark.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

53 comments:

  1. I would like the Chicken Quesidilla. That would be fun to try.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd love to try the Chicken Fajitas.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am most interested in trying the chicken quesadillas. Coincidentally, I just saw these displayed in my local grocery store this morning.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'd love to try the Shredded Beef Burritos

    ReplyDelete
  5. Taco Fries! Dear Lord...Taco Fries! It's as if I've died & gone to Heaven.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I would like to try the chicken enchiladas

    ReplyDelete
  7. These look great! I would love to try them!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would like to try the Shredded Beef Burritos.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would like to try steak fajitas.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'd like to try Chicken Quesadillas

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would like the steak Quesidilla. These sound great

    ReplyDelete
  12. After seeing the pictures and reading the article it would have to be Steak Fajitas!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would love the Chicken Quesadillas

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would like to try the Steak Fajitas first.
    Thank you for the review and giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'd love to try the Shredded Beef Burritos.

    ReplyDelete
  16. the chicken fajitas. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'd love to try the Chicken Fajitas.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Stand N' Stuff with soft tacos. We like them soft. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'd like to try the Steak Fajitas.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would love to try the Chicken Quesadillas. If not that, the Taco Fries intrigue me beyond words.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I can see myself being a big fan of the Chicken Quesadillas.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to try chicken quesadillas

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would like to try the Chicken Fajitas.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would love to try the steak fajitas!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would like to try the chicken burritos

    ReplyDelete
  26. I would like to try the Chicken Enchiladas.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would like to try Steak Fajitas.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would like to try the steak fajita mix

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'd like to try the Chicken Enchilada and the Chicken Burritos.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would like to try their Steak Quesadillas.

    ReplyDelete
  31. i'd like to try the chicken burritos

    ReplyDelete
  32. I would like to try the Shredded Beef Burritos

    ReplyDelete

  33. I would like to try Old El Paso's Chicken Quesadillas meal for two.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I'd try the chicken enchiladas!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I would like to try the chicken burritos!

    ReplyDelete
  36. i want the Shredded Beef Burritos

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'd like to try their chicken quesadillas.
    -Audra O'Hara

    ReplyDelete
  38. The beef enchiladas. chefl@swbell.net

    ReplyDelete
  39. I would enjoy trying the Chicken Quesadillas meal.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

    ReplyDelete
  40. We would love to try the chicken enchiladas! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'd like to try the Quesadillas
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    ReplyDelete
  42. I want to try the Shredded Beef Burritos

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete