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Oct 9, 2010

Family Taco Night (giveaway)

**Contest Closed**
Winner is #43 Shirley~ Congratulations!

I don't know about you but our family loves to have family taco night at least every 4-6 weeks. It's a fun way to get everyone to sit together, chat and share some good laughs while keeping the cost low. I received a "family taco night" prize pack that included a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase our taco fixings.

We went with the Old El Paso Gordita dinner kit and also the Old El Paso traditional soft taco tortillas. You can go here to print a coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products.
I used some chicken tenders that I sliced thinly and cooked it according to the seasoning packet instructions. I added a handful of fresh chopped cilantro for extra flavor and it came out perfect.
My family sticks to the traditional toppings like shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, a mixture of shredded cheeses and some ranch sauce (included in the dinner kit I purchased).
Here is the finished product. They came out so tasty and was ready in about 20 minutes. We all sat at the table and joked around a good bit. I used to work at a fast food taco joint when I was younger so my husband had great fun talking about old times :)
How would you like to win your own family taco night prize pack? You will get the same prize pack I received which are pictured below and a $10 gift card (not pictured)
Here's how to enter:
Mandatory- Tell us what you would do to make your family taco night special. Maybe you can tell us what unusual toppings or main ingredients you like in your tacos.

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*Please leave a separate comment per entry method for each entry to count. Giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end on October 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm EST. Good luck!

Disclosure: The coupon, information, and prize package for giveaway were all provided by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark.

Shelly, Mom Files
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  1. I like lots of chopped cilantro in my tacos, and homemade guacamole, and chopped red onions.
    Alicia Webster
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  2. We love mango and black bean salsa as a topping!
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  3. I like you on Facebook - I'm Amanda Moore
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  6. I would make it special by playing mariachi music.

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  7. My husband likes extra salsa and I love to add lettuce and a bit of cucumber.
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  8. We usually have movie night when it is taco night.

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  10. homemade guacamole....and the girls than dip in a chip and top with green onion and cheese and call it perfection :)

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  11. We add cilantro, lime, avocado, in salmon or shrimp tacos on a special night.

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  13. I'd make it a friend/family get together with game/movie fun night.

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  16. We love to add sour cream for extra flavor
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  20. we make it special by making taco pizzas.

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  21. We're traditional and like shredded chicken, lettuce, mild salsa, shredded sharp cheddar, and sour cream on our tacos :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  24. We recently switched to ground turkey instead of beef and shredded cabbage instead of lettuce to 'healthify' it up a bit. It doesn't wilt and I love the extra crunch it gives too. :-)
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  25. We like to put out all different sorts of taco toppings and let one person make a taco with different ibngredients for another person. Then that person makes one for the other, and so on. :)

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  26. I like to make homemade salsa, cilantro, lime, sour cream, cheese, green onions.
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  27. I am a gfc follower.
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  28. I offer a variety of toppings, and chips and salsa

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  29. WE DON'T EAT RED MEAT SO IT WOULD OF COURSE HAVE TO BE CHICKEN TACOS!!!

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  32. We love lots of avaocado.

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  33. I would make little bowls with their favorite toppings, different kinds of shreded cheeses, serve their drinks margarita glasses.
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  36. We would make it a taco movie or game night
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  39. I'd make it special by showing "Touch of Evil" and making sure there was enough sour cream for every one (love sour cream on tacos and burritos).

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  40. Instead of family taco night, we usually do chicken enchilada night! Their is a recipe on the back of the Old El Paso Green Chile Enchilada Sauce for chicken enchiladas that are delicious! We usually make these because they are so great as leftovers!

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  41. Our family likes Texa Mex tacos which means the kids drown them in sour cream.
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  43. When we have tacos, my son loves to shred the cheese. We have lettuce, tomatoes, and olives with the shredded chese.

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  44. I love cilantro, lettuce, cheese, and fresh salsa. A margarita with the meal doesn't hurt.

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  45. I set out all sorts of toppings-I just sort of empty out the refrig, and let everyone make their own tacos-we get pretty creative sometimes! Personally, my favorite is fish stick tacos! Thanks!

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  46. I follow you via GFC as dwellenstein.

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  47. We love to have the kids come in and help us with prep. We always make sure their are plenty of toppings and we have come up with some great new creations. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  48. We like to use Avocado as a topping yummy

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  51. tweeted 10/11:

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  52. We always have lettuce, salsa, cheese, and sour cream with ours!
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  54. I would make it like a buffet... sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, meat, shells, and we could make it how we like it. Finding a good Mexican radio station on Pandora would top off the evening!

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  56. We have taco night whenever we have family game and movie time. We eat tacos, play some board games, and then watch movies together.
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  60. I'm a vegetarian so instead of using ground beef I used TVP, makes great tacos.

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  61. I'd love to make chicken fajitas. hinora1@hotmail.com

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  64. Beef, cheese and lettuce is fine with me.

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  68. The most unusual ingredient in ours is ground turkey meat instead of ground beef.

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  73. When I serve tacos to my grandchildren we watch Dora and Diego.
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  75. We play mexican music while we eat

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  89. I always pile on the cheese, and my hubby would probably pull out ketchup....like he does for everything!
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  94. we keep our tacos pretty simple

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  96. No one at our house will touch a taco without cilantro. Gotta have it! Pork Carnitas tacos are the best.
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  97. We have chili pepper lights we hang up over the table. It's a super easy way to make taco night festive!

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  102. I HAVE TO HAVE CHEESE ON MY TACOS. IN FACT, TO BE TRUTHFUL, I HAVE TO HAVE CHEESE ON EVERYTHING I EAT LOL! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  108. We add a spicy nacho cheese to the burger after it's cooked. Other than the regular toppings, we always offer guacamole and black olives :)

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  111. To make family taco night special, we set all the fixings out and let everyone fix their own. The kids really enjoy it.

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  118. I would decorate with bright festive colors and make it a part of game or movie night.

    I like guacamole on top of my tacos.

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  119. We have movie night when it is taco night.
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  120. daily tweet 10/22
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  121. tweeted 10/22:

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  122. How fun! I Love to have tacos with chicken. :)

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  123. I'm a new follower through GFC. :)

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  124. I would let everyone choose their own toppings!

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  126. we would not only eat together we would prepare the tacos together

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  130. A squeeze of lime juice on top the tacos,make them great
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  131. tweeted 10/23:

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  132. I like to use super-fresh ingredients for the toppings. My favorite little extras are freshly-chopped jalapenos and cilantro.

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  133. http://twitter.com/#!/sohamolina/statuses/28516200085

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  134. To make our taco night special, we invite the elderly man next door to share with us!

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  135. I always make homemade guacamole and play Mexican tunes during dinner on taco night.

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  136. I like Momfiles on facebook
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  139. Salsa and queso is a must to dip the tacos in.
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  140. We make our Taco night special by playing games at our taco night!.
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  141. We have taco night on Fridays.
    We play board games, pop popcorn, make root beer floats and finish the night with a movie.

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  142. I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

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  143. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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  144. I would nake our family taco night special by making my special Pico de gallo and wearing our Sombreros. Festive huh? Thanks for the opportunity!

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  149. tweeted 10/24:

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  150. My kids love Make Your Own Taco night. We stick to pretty traditional fillings like beef or chicken, with lettuce, tomato, salsa, etc. Sometimes we'll add a special drink. My kids love sparkling juice for a treat. These plates would be fun to jazz up our Taco Night.

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  151. make extra tacos for the whole family to enjoy
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  152. Sweet blog and thank you for the giveaway!
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  153. We'd deck the table for a great feast of tacos. :)
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  154. We invite the neighbors over to join us!

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  155. We serve kid-friendly foods/shapes to make it fun. aleksa91 hotmail

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  156. We make it special by msking a salad bar of things you can add to make your taco special.
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  157. I have the kids each invite a friend over for a big taco dinner.

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  158. Not really unusual, but taco night isn't complete without black olives!
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