Friday, November 12, 2010

Old El Paso Family Taco Night Review and Giveaway


We have theme nights on the weekend at our house. Friday night is always homemade pizza night and we watch a movie. Saturday is Mexican night and we play board games.  The kids look forward to these nights all week long.

I have a weakness for Mexican food, so I think family taco night is my favorite.  We set everything up buffet-style so everyone can fix their own how they like it.  I set out taco shells, tortillas, homemade re-fried beans, seasoned ground beef, diced onions, diced tomatoes, lettuce, cheddar cheese, salsa, and sour cream.  Some weeks I will make Mexican rice or sweet corn cake to go with it.  The kids really enjoy getting to fix their own.  I love to crumble the taco shells and make a taco salad.

While we usually stick with basic ingredients, every once in awhile it's fun to try a new recipe.  For a fun twist on Taco Night, you can try one of the delicious recipes below.
We usually end our family taco night by clearing the table and playing board games.  Old El Paso has a great website to encourage family fun during your taco meal.  El Tacodor has several game sheets you can print with challenges the family can complete during dinner.  Example challenges are
  • Go around the table and tell each family member what animal they resemble most.
  • In under a minute, make up a rhyming poem about your taco.
All the little challenges are just silly enough, they should have your family laughing and enjoying the time together. 


Click here to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products.


Old El Paso and My Blog Spark would like to bless one Great Blog Giveaways readers with an Old El Paso Family Taco Night Prize Pack that includes
  • a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • a Cactus Chip and Dip Serving dish
  • a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes
  • a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings.

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A huge thank you to Old El Paso and My Blog Spark for this opportunity! 


 Disclosure:  I received an Old El Paso Family Taco Night Prize Pack at no charge to facilitate this review.  However the opinions stated within this review are my own and were not influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Mami2jcn said...

Playing mariachi music would make it special.

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My favorite toppings are tomatoes and avocado.

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During the colder months we will have Mexican Hot Chocolate with dinner.
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We usually make it a fun game and movie night
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I like avocado, ground meat, lettuce and cheese

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katychick said...

we let our kids build their own tacos- that way we know they will eat it- they love it and i think its special for them.
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we let everybody have their favorite fixings to make taco night special

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my favorite Taco toppings are cole slaw and salsa

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I MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS MAKE A LOT OF TOPPINGS BECAUSE EVERYONE IS SO PICKY! kytah00@yahoo.com

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heartnsoulcooking said...

Taco night is special at our house, because I let the family choose what they want to put in their tacos. Everybody creates their own!!!
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My favorite topping is lots of HOT!!! homemade salas
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I let the boys help me get all the ingredients together, they love that.

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my favorite toppings are onion, lettuce, tomato and sour cream with little taco sauce.

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shirley said...

We have Taco-Movie night, or Taco-Game night.
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I like olives and cottage cheese.
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melted cheese is my fav. topping.
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Mrs B said...

We spend it with our in-laws at their big family table and enjoy our time together
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Our favorite toppings are tomatoes, cheese and sour cream, yum!
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we let everybody have their favorite fixings.
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wilma2389 said...

I use different colored paper plates under some clear glass plates (so the design shows thru) plus colorful napkins to give it a Mexican flair.
Then set out everyone's favorite toppings.

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I make family taco night special by making horchata to go along with the tacos!
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Black beans and mango are my favorite taco toppings!
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kygirl said...

Taco night is special because my entire family loves them. And we always have ice cream after so thats speaial too.

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Our favorite topping are tomatos,lettuce, cheese and soour cream.

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Emily Robison said...

We let everyone choose their favorite thing that they want on their tacos, then we do an assembly line so that we all get what we want! It's just fun to eat tacos!
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Anonymous said...

I get out every taco topping that I can think of, and everyone makes there own taco! You know what's on it cause you made it yourself! Kids love it that way. Charlotte
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Anonymous said...

WE make nachos and add toppins to them, the kids help, they love it!
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I love sour cream on my tacos

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agordon10 said...

We make it a buffet, so everyone can pick their own toppings.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

we cook, cut and create together and tend to make it a game night or movie night

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We try to see who keeps their shirts cleanest

Kiara said...

We have taco/movie night.
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Karmajnke said...

For Taco night I have the kids help me get the ingredients together. Then we discuss what each is and what they are for. How they taste, ect.

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My favorite taco topping are avacados. Yummy!!!!

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we play salsa music.

AmandaG said...

To make Taco Night Special, I enjoy making queso and empanadas, to make the night special

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Taco Night? That and cold Mexican beer for the adults, and Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass on the stereo for the whole family. Ole!

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I watch a hi-def movie on taco night.

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Lettuce and cheese are my favorite toppings.

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We have a ton of different toppings and let everyone make their own creation.

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I let the kids get involved with the preparations. They love to help out.

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I make taco night special by making sure that there is plenty of freshly chopped onions and cilantro, and homemade guacamole.
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We use our Mexican theme dishes.

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Jenn S. said...

I would like to decorate in bright ,festive colors and get the whole family involved in the planning and preparation.
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My favorite taco toppings are ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, and guacamole.
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sohamolina said...

We ake it special by making it a collective effort. Everyone pitches in.

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playing board games and eating tacos :)

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I play Mexican music

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We put all they toppings out so we can build our own tacos.
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I allow my son to help me with preparations to make Taco family night more enjoyable.
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For family taco night we put all the toppings on a spinable lazy susan
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My favorite topping are a Mexican or nacho/taco shredded cheese and salsa
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Taco night is special because it's a meal that all of the kids enjoy. It's also a great excuse to have "chips" at dinenrtime

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Pat said...

We make it special by listening to Latin music.
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McDuffy said...

Make family taco night special by having sombreros for everyone to wear.

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Serve a variety of cuisine to keep everyone happy

Katelyn said...

For taco night we invite people to " bring an amigo!" It helps us break the ice with other people :)

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My favorite taco toppings are beed, a lot of cheese, salsa and ranch dressing!

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We jazz tacos up with lots of small diced tomatoes, cheese, onions, salsa and guacamole on the side. jgs0925(at)gmail(dot)com

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