Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Old El Paso

Ever have one of those nights were you just don't know what to make for dinner? We do. All the time. And we even meal plan for the entire week. Sometimes it just feels like we're in a recipe rut and we need something to shake us out of it. I was recently invited to participate in the Old El Paso BzzCampaign from BzzAgent. I receive two Old El Paso cooking sauces (Roasted Tomato and Chile & Roasted Garlic) as well as a container of Stand & Stuff soft flour tortillas.

First thing that stuck out to me was the Box Tops For Education! We clip and save those for my daughter's school. I love finding products that have them and truth be told, I'm more inclined to chose those products verses other brands.

BOX TOPS! Score!

Then I stuck them all in my pantry and completely forgot I had them. Oops! One night a week or so ago, I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I think I had chicken enchiladas on the menu for the night. I'm more of a "make it yourself" kind of girl and I don't usually buy prepared rice mixes or enchilada sauce. I'd rather make my own. And that night I was not in the mood to make enchilada sauce. A quick glance in the pantry and I saw the cooking sauce. And then another glance in my fridge and I had some anaheim peppers from our Bountiful Basket and I knew that enchilada night had turned into fajita night.

Yes it was really 7:00 pm. It was one of "those" nights.

The chicken cooked in no time and and I added the peppers and some onions. Then the Roasted Tomato Cooking Sauce. It instantly smelled amazing. The fragrant roasted tomatoes along with garlic and chiles filled my kitchen and suddenly my kids were more interested in dinner than in TV.

I make my own spanish rice with a recipe that I found on Frugal by Choice, Cheap by Necessity. It's found here. I added some of the cooking sauce to the rice and it turned out delicious.

Then, of course, we served our fajitas in the Stand & Stuff flour tortillas. It's a cool concept. I liked that I could add everything to my fajita without making a huge mess. Then when you eat it, you have to squish it together so really, a regular tortilla works just as well.

The verdict: I loved it. Mike loved it. They said the chicken was too spicy so they didn't eat very much. But they did eat all the sour cream off the top. Will I get them again? Possibly, if there's a good deal. Who knows, maybe the good eater (Bethy) will like them when she's old enough to figure them out. 

**I received these products for free to try and review because I'm a BzzAgent**

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