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Old El Paso giveaway winner!!

I went to this morning and it chose our winner for the Old El Paso giveaway!

old el paso giveaway winner

Miss Bizalicious was our 4th commenter so she wins the prize pack!!  Drop me an email at with your address and phone number and I’ll pass it along to have your prize pack sent to you!  Congrats!!

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Quick and Easy Family Meal & my first giveaway!!

I believe one of the keys to keeping dinner time as sane as possible is planning ahead, especially for moms who work outside the home.  So when I’m planning my meals, I also like to keep in mind what prep work I can do the weekend or night before.  I’ll brown and sometimes seasons ground beef or turkey in big batches and freeze them in 1 pound increments, chop up veggies, basically anything I can have done ahead of time.

Taco Night is a perfect example of a great, easy to prep ahead, weeknight meal.  The meat can be browned and seasoned, toppings chopped, cheese shredded and when dinner time comes all you have to do is heat your meat, torillas or taco shells and assemble!!  Old El Paso makes it even easier with their lineup of seasonings, meal kits, sides and sauces.

We finally had Keith home for dinner one night so we had our own Family Taco Night!  We had Chicken Ranch Tacos and everyone pitched in!  I set Keith and Brooke to work tearing lettuce.


While they did that, I threw together the chicken for the tacos.  It was so easy.  You could do this with a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.  For this night, I used chicken that I’d cooked in the slow cooker.  There were only 3 ingredients to throw together: chicken, ranch dressing and Old El Paso Taco Seasoning.  Easy Peasy!!


Old El Paso had provided me with some cool dishes so we were able to make everything look more festive!!

We had a really fun time with it and Old El Paso wants you to make “Family Taco Night” a regular event in your house too!! They will send the below prize back to one of my readers!!
Old El Paso Prize

It’s easy…leave me a comment telling me your favorite, quick week night meal. Be sure to leave your email in your comment so I can contact you if you win. I will take entries until Sunday, January 9th at midnight CST. Winner will be selected by and announced Monday morning.

In the meantime, go here to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today!

Disclosure: I was provided with the “Family Taco Night” prize pack and $10 gift card as well as the giveaway prize pack by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.


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Who’s using your smartphone?

I heard on the radio yesterday that when it comes to who is using apps on smartphones, kids are taking the lead.  Parents are finding it more and more convenient to use their smartphones to keep kids entertained and can take advantage of them as educational tools as well.

Child with iPhone
photo credit:David Owen

Thankfully there is a site called Best Kids Apps that can help you weed through all those iPhone apps for kids. They break it down by age, by purpose and even list free ones!!

I’ve been pining for an iPhone for quite awhile but its just not in the budget for us right now.  But I’m happy to be entering Best Kids Apps contest to win an iPad! And if I win, I know exactly where I can find great apps to keep Brooke occupied!!

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