Chicken & Avocado Taco Salad Boats and PayPal Cash Giveaway


With five young kids it’s often difficult to please everybody at the same time when it comes to dinner, but we all agree on tacos! They’re so easy to prepare and the kids enjoy them so much that we have taco night a couple times a month. This week I decided to do something a little different and put a spin on our usual taco night with these delicious Chicken & Avocado Taco Salad Boats and I’m thrilled to report that the kids all ate them up as well. It’s so nice to find a meal that is healthy, tasty and that everyone will eat!


Although it may look difficult it’s actually pretty easy to work with avocados. First take a sharp knife and slice all the way around the avocado, split it open and remove the pit. Next you can either go ahead and cut it into slices inside the skin, being careful not to pierce the outer skin, then use a spoon to separate the meaty part from the skin, or use the spoon and separate it first then cut into slices after removing the skin.


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Chicken & Avocado Taco Salad Boats
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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 package (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'N Stuff™ soft flour tortillas (8 tortillas)
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 head lettuce
  • ½ cup sour cream
  1. In 10-inch stainless steel or cast iron skillet, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat until oil is hot. Add chicken and cook 2 minutes on each side to brown chicken. Add 2 tablespoons water, sprinkle both sides of chicken with taco seasoning, and loosely cover skillet with foil or lid. Cook an additional 3 minutes, flipping chicken if necessary.
  2. While chicken is cooking in skillet, warm taco shells and gather toppings. Remove cooked chicken from skillet and thinly slice. Fill tortillas with chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and sour cream

Publix is my favorite place to shop and I buy lots of Old El Paso products there like these Soft Tortilla Taco Boats and the kids’ favorite Hard and Soft Shell Taco Kits. I’m always very happy when I can mix in fresh, healthy ingredients like Avocados from Mexico, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. With Cinco de Mayo fast approaching Publix is going to have lots of exclusive in-store savings from 4/30 to 5/5 for #PublixFiesta so be sure to head on over and get everything you need for a DIY taco bar or your favorite guacamole so you can spice up your fiesta! Grab your coupons here before you go and don’t forget to check out the product websites for more recipes.

I’m super excited to be able to giveaway $15 PayPal cash so one lucky reader can buy some Old El Paso products and Avocados From Mexico for themselves. To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Friday, May 8th.

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Beef. It’s What for Dinner at Our House!

Disclosure – “I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Beef Checkoff. I received products to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Beef! It's What's for Dinner!

With five young kids in the house I don’t get out a lot, but it’s super easy to entertain friends at home – all you have to do is throw a few steaks on the grill and you’ve got a party! The best thing about grilling out is that you can hang out and socialize with your friends while cooking and you don’t have to spend all your time in the kitchen. This super simple meal went together in just a few minutes and it was both delicious and healthy.

These ribeye steaks were marinated in low sodium Dale’s sauce for the afternoon in a zip bag in the refrigerator then grilled for just a few minutes on each side. We topped ours with slices of provolone cheese and you could make yours extra special by sauteing onions and mushrooms and placing them between the steak and the cheese. The steaks were served with a ceasar salad and bacon wrapped potatoes that were also cooked on the grill. Drizzle a little olive oil on the potatoes before wrapping them in partially cooked bacon, hold the bacon in place with toothpicks and wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil before placing on the grill.


In addition to being quick and easy to prepare, beef is also a healthy meal since it contains 10 essential nutrients including iron, choline, selenium, zinc, phosphorous, niacin, riboflavin, vitamins B6 and B12, and of course protein. It’s also a low calorie meal choice and most lean cuts have less fat than skinless chicken thighs. My favorite thing though is that I always know the kids will eat their dinner without any fuss when I serve them beef, in fact we have taco night at the house several times a month and the kids really enjoy getting to put their own tacos together just the way they like them.

We’ll put all the ‘fixins’ out on the table and let them choose their own favorites. Plus, we always make extra taco meat using lean ground beef on taco night so there is enough leftover for after school snacks the next day. The kids love to scoop it up with tortilla chips for a quick snack and I love that all I have to do is warm it up a little, so everybody is happy!


Old El Paso Twist on Tacos Giveaway

Old El Paso Twist on Tacos

We have taco night at our house several times a month – the kids love being able to build their own tacos and I love how easy it is to get a dinner together that I know everyone will eat.

Now Old El Paso® is inviting us to spice up taco night with a new twist on tacos – just imagine how many different ways you can make them to add a bit of variety to your taco night. Try adding unique toppings, having tacos for different occasions or find creative ways to prepare the main ingredients.

For example, you could use ground turkey instead of beef, try fish filets or fish sticks as the main ingredient, or include topping choices like jalopenos or bacon.  How would you spice up your taco with Old El Paso®? I’d love to hear about how you add a twist to your tacos!

Old El Paso Gift Pack

  • Rinse & Chop foldable chopping board
  • Prep & Serve nesting storage bowls
  • Fold-flat grater
  • Old El Paso® Soft Flour Tortillas
  • Old El Paso® Traditional Refried Beans
  • Old El Paso® Taco Seasoning
  • Retail Value: $54

Old El Paso® has graciously offered to giveaway a gift pack of goodies shown above to one lucky winner! To enter to win just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, September 21st.

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Disclosure – I received the products shown above from Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Old El Paso Prize Package & Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

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We have taco night pretty often at our house and the kids always love it because they can build their own tacos and fix them up however they like. It can be a pretty messy process but everybody loves it and it’s not always easy to prepare a meal that all five kids can agree on so I don’t mind the mess. Leave it to Old El Paso to come up with a fun solution!

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Soft taco shells are my favorite and Old El Paso just came out with these new Stand ‘N Stuff bowl shaped taco shells and I’m excited that we got to try them. The kids and I really loved them, they were super easy to stuff and eat and they greatly reduced the mess so they’re a winner in my book. We also got to try out the new Mexican cooking sauce packages from Old El Paso and they are a lot of fun to cook with. They make it fast and easy to get a meal on the table, plus they taste great!

I’m also thrilled to be able to giveaway an Old El Paso prize package described below including a $10 Walmart gift card to one lucky winner! To enter just do any or all of the things listed in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway will end at midnight on Saturday, July 27th.

* 1 container of new Old El Paso® Stand ‘N Stuff® Soft Tortillas
* 1 of each flavor of new Old El Paso® Mexican Cooking Sauces – Chipotle, Roasted Tomato, Chile & Roasted Garlic
* Collapsible colander
* Veggie chopper
* Chop turner utensil
* $10 gift card to buy additional taco ingredients
* Retail Value: $60

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Disclosure – I received the products shown above from Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation for this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Trying Out Udi’s New Gluten Free Tortillas

Udi's Gluten Free Tortillas

I’ve seen gluten free products make a big difference in some of my friends’ lives so I’ve been trying out lots of different gluten free products as well. I previously had the impression that gluten free products must be bland and tasteless, but I’ve been very pleasantly surprised by the whole line of Udi’s gluten free products. They have so many different products to choose from and they’ve all been very tasty, even my five picky kids eat them up.

Udi's Gluten Free Tortillas

A couple times a month we have taco night at our house – it’s one of the kids favorite meals and is something they can all agree on, especially since I set out all the ingredients and let them prepare their own tacos the way they like them. This week we tried out the new Udi’s gluten free tortillas and they were every bit as good as the regular variety.

Udi’s gluten free tortillas are available in two sizes and they’re soft, fresh and tasty! The larger size is perfect for fajitas and burritos, and the smaller size is great for tacos. I like to warm up my tortillas by fanning them out on a plate, placing a moist paper towel on top and then I microwave them for about 20 seconds. The whole family inhaled these last night and we’re already looking forward to having them again soon.

Disclosure – I was provided with the products shown above for the purpose of facilitating this review. I received no other compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own.



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