Saturday, November 9, 2013

Giveaway: Old El Paso Meals and Gift Set

Per usual it's been a crazy month. The last week in October, in particular, with Austin turning one, and then Halloween a few days later.

In true fashion, the little guy loved his birthday cake.

Turning one was definitely a bigger deal for mom than it was for Austin. I had a lot of tears putting him to bed one last time as a baby the night before his birthday.

Austin, just knew that he loved having a couple little friends over for his party and opening gifts that he now can't stop playing with.

He had two Halloween parties to attend, and trick or treating, and I think he was very done with his puppy costume by the time the week was over.

I, however, couldn't get enough of how cute he looked in it. He thought trick or treating was okay, but really loved the party at my work where he could crawl around between cubes, and pick out candy (he was really drawn to grabbing Butterfingers, must be something about the yellow).

On crazy weeks like this one, cooking is hard. I try to plan ahead, I have a weekly menu planned out on Sunday that I shop for, and sometimes chop things up, or cook up meat ahead of time. Sometimes though, even with the best intentions that doesn't happen.

So, when General Mills came to me to try their new Old El Paso frozen entree meals, I was sold.
Ben and I tried the Chicken Enchiladas this week. I was impressed to see no gluten ingredients on the list of ingredients (no claims of gluten free though, but for the record, I did not have a reaction). There are other options as well, including burritos and quesadillas.

These enchiladas definitely aren't "clean" food per say, I mean, they're a processed, frozen entree, what do you expect? But they are great for nights when you don't want to get take out, but can't pull off a homemade meal forgot to set out meat to thaw, etc. They were ready in under 30 minutes, and required little prep from me.

Ben said he liked them, but could they could have used more cheese (he complains about that with MY enchiladas too though, recipe found here). He also said that they could have used some sour cream on the side and I agreed (we were out, I like sour cream on all Mexican foods, chillies, etc.). The pan included six enchiladas and Ben and I were perfectly full splitting that with no additional sides.

Old El Paso and General Mills are now offering one of my readers the chance to try these new entrees, with the same prize pack they gave me, which includes:
  • A coupon for a free Old El Paso Frozen Entree
  • $10 Visa Gift Card for fixins with your entree
  • A cute Blue chips and dip serving dish
If you'd like to try and win, leave a comment telling me your favorite week night meal. If you would like an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway and use my twitter handle @AlexaTC and #MyBlogSpark and comment telling me you've tweeted. The giveaway closes on Tuesday, November 12 at 11:59 p.m. and I will e-mail the winner.

Pin It


suburban prep said...

it might seem boring but the easiest and the best for me comfort food is mac & cheese with cut up Canadian Bacon

Debbie Jackson said...

I like the quick and easy so goulash, beef enchilada casserole or chicken strips.

roddjackson at hotmail dot com

Peggy Damon said...

our favorite weekend night meal is tacos. Tacos are so easy to put together for a busy night


Peggy Damon said...



JC said...

We like lasagna for week night.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...


Jessica To said...

We like to have tacos as a week night meal.
reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

coriwestphal said...

My easy weeknight meal is usually either tacos or spaghetti! Both are ready in like 20 minutes!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...


coriwestphal at msn dot com

Wendy Rozema said...

our favorite weeknight meal is spaghetti!
wendywynsma at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

Our favorite weeknight meal is pizza.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

1froglegs said...

My favorite weeknight meal is meatloaf. Not only is it great the night of, but the next day I can take a meatloaf sandwich to work. It is like winning twice.

1froglegs said...

I tweeted at

Ashley said...

My favorite meal is pizza. Easy to make and sooooo yummy!

Ashley said...

I tweeted!

latanya t said...

we love meatballs on a hoagie

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya t said...

dlatany at gmail dot com

Julie said...

pizza casserole is a favorite
thanks for the giveaway

Chris Ryder said...

buffalo chicken sub

Alisha Kostiuk said...

We love pot roast on weeknights.

Ashley said...

Have you chosen a winner for this yet?