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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Family Taco Night...

Family night isn’t always an easy thing to come by, especially in our home. Although I’m always here with the kids, we do dinner together but most nights, dinner doesn’t include dad as he’s working.

We’ve been trying to do a ‘family’ sort of night at least one night a week where we all get together as a family to have dinner, and some fun. About a week ago, we decided to have a family taco night, one of our family’s favorite foods but we were able to do taco night a little different and make it a little more fun thanks to Old El Paso!

We got to enjoy our yummy Old El Paso soft tacos together as a family while playing a really fun game called EL Tacodor! This game was fun for all of us and gave us some giggles during our night.

Although the girls were still a little young for some things such as trivia, we still had a blast with the following challenges:

Meat-N-Greet: Name 5 things that you’d bring home from your favorite vacation place and let the table guess where you traveled
Lettuce Play: Act out different animals – no noises! Your partner must guess 3
Lime Light: Cheer, “We love tacos, yes we do! We love tacos, how ‘bout you?”
Say Cheese: Pronounce the name of everyone at the table backwards!
This was such a fun and interesting way to have family night done just a little differently, and now you and your family can try it out, and have some taco night fun as well by taking part in the El Tacodor game. All you have to do is download the El Tacodor game sheets and rules right here, and it’s FREE!

Why not ‘spice’ up your family night and try something different from Old El Paso, enjoy some food, fun and games all night!

WIN IT!!!

One lucky reader will win themselves an Old El Paso El Tacodor Prize Pack! This prize pack includes:
- Information and a link to the El Tacodor Game
- (2) Coupons to purchase Old El Paso Dinner Kits
- (1) $10 Gift Card to purchase additional items for your tacos (ex. Meat, cheese, lettuce etc.)

To Enter: Just leave a comment telling me what your favorite part of Taco Night is with your family, don’t have a taco night? Tell me what sort of family night you do have.

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Giveaway ends November 15th, 2009 at 11:59pm ET and is open to those with a U.S. mailing address.
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Product was provided for my review from MyBlogSpark and Old El Paso. Opinions are strictly those of the author of A Wrestling Addicted Mommy; please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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Ellen C. said...

One of my favorite parts of taco night is coming up with a great selection of toppings for my family. Thanks for the chance.

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We do not have a Taco night yet.
Instead we have an evening where we plan everything together.

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I love all the ingredients and my family loves tacos. Kids love the cheese.

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We dont have taco night but we do have pizza night every thursday. Its our time as a family to have fun. We eat pizza, talk and play board games or Wii family games. Lots of fun for everyone
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Jackie said...

My favorite part of taco night is the time spent around the dinner table talking and laughing.
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diesel51 said...

We have an assembly line when making our Taco's. The bowls of meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and anything that someone desires to put on the taco is laid out. It's fun, we are together and then watch a video.

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moushka said...

It's always fun to see what ingredients everyone will use that night. It always changes at our house.

herrinfamily said...

Favorite part of taco night--eating them AND not spilling anything on my shirt.

Terri L said...

Having our hound pick up any droppings from the taco bar on the kitchen floor

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Angie Marion said...

My favorite taco night is having everyone together, with our favorite toppings. And the conversation - someone always tries to speak Spanish!

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I love the smiles and laughter of Taco night as well as the taste. Both get a big mmmmmmmm.
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The Halton Mom said...

I love that my kids enjoy being their own cook by choosing toppings to pile up on their tacos!
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ezmerelda said...

My favorite part is eating the yummy tacos!

Anonymous said...

I like trying different toppings and fillings.

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judybrittle said...

My favorite part of taco night is I let my grandkids prepare their own and its so much fun watching them load in the fillings and trying to eat them. They do overdo it so most usually ends up in their laps. Thank you!

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best part is eating the yummy food!
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Kristy said...

I love that I don't have to think of anything else to cook for dinner!

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NL6369 said...

We like to each take out favorite topping and prepare it, Grating the cheese, dicing the tomatoes or onions, shredding the lettuce etc.... and then each preparing our own taco just the way we like it.

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cstironkat said...

Everyone likes to choose their own toppings and making the tacos their way.

Sonya said...

The best thing about taco night is that everyone shows up. Everyone loves tacos :)

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Michele said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love how my children help me in the kitchen on taco night!

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My favorite part is laughing and having a good time with family and friends.

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Amber said...

My favorite part of taco night is being messy and eating with our hands!
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blabla3269 said...

I love the fact all my kids seem to make it home for dinner on taco night

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I love watching my kids come up with their own "creations" for taco night!

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My favorite part of taco night is the food.

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My favorite part of Taco Night is we can all get together and enjoy dinner while playing games or watching movies!

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crystal said...

We have Taco Night at least once a month. I like getting together and eating something that everyone enjoys!I use Vegetarian meat too;)
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melsywsou said...

We laugh at each other as taco sauce always falls on one of our shirts.

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Jean said...

We don't have a specific taco night, but have so much fun when we do make tacos. We vary the ingredients.

Mysharona said...

eating the tacos

Sharon Harmon said...

Our family taco night is totally cool and fun! My husband cooks the beef, the kidlets prep the fixin's, an I slap'em together!
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buzzd said...

My favorite part is seeing all the toppings everyone chooses. We have tons of stuff and everyone makes their own creation. It can get rather odd but fun.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

We all build our own tacos, sometimes very creatively! Thank you!

tutugirl said...

My favorite part of Taco night is the fact that there is no whining. Everyone loves them.

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bison61 said...

one of the best parts of taco night is everyone adds what ever topping they want and they are all happy!

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kdkdkd said...

I love watching my two year old eat soft tacos - messy but SO cute

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I could do a great family taco night for my boys

AmandaK said...

The best part of the night is when we all make them together!

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Sarah D. said...

Everyone in the house is much more helpful in getting dinner ready on taco night and wants to spend time at the table eating/talking.

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Kristie said...

My favorite part of taco night is that tacos are actually something my kids eat! :-)

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We love taco night because everyone gets to make their own tacos
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llinda29 said...

I like the idea of finger food

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We do a Taco Bar, each person picks their toppings. Thanks so much for the chance.
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Angela C said...

My favorite part of taco night are the taco's!!! They are one of my favorite foods...delicious! Thanks!

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jlafount said...

The smell of the food

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The best part of taco night for me is the tacos. I am a taco fiend!

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My favorite part is being together and eating great tacos.

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My favorite part is that everybody gets to customize their tacos.
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My favorite part (other than family time) is the SALSA! Hot, hot, hot and sinus clearing! Yum!

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Brad said...

We have taco night. The kids love it. They get to make their food the way they want it.

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my fav part of our Taco Tuesdays - watching my lil girls make the guacamole for us..... lots of mess for such yumminess.... birdson@roadrunner.com

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My favorite part about taco night is eating tacos! hehe

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We don't actually have "taco night" but we do eat Mexican food 4 or 5 nights each month and I love the jalapeno peppers and salsa.
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We like eating with our fingers! A lot of our table manner rules are suspended on Taco Night.
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my favorite part of taco night is eating the hard tacos, we always do both hard and soft and the hard ones crunch and they are my favorite!!!

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We don't usually have Taco Night - but we have Movie Night and it is lots of fun!

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marthajane said...

my favorite part of having tacos is everyone gets to pick what to put on their taco and how much -- voila! no whining!

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We combine taco night with our game or movie night. So my favorite part of taco night is all of the laughter and giggles that come from my children.

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We don't currently have a set taco night but we do have a game night every Sat.

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my favorite part is my daughter's reaction "tacos? really? YAY, YAY, YAY! I LOVE TACOS mommy!!!"

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My favorite part of Taco night is making the meal together. It's a meal we all love and when you add the laughter and fun, it just makes it that much more enjoyable.

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The best part of taco night, is making our own tacos and bonding as a family and having fun doing it!

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My favorite part is that each person can fix their own.
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My favorite part is all the taco toppings!

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My favorite part of taco night is having an easy to prepare meal that we can all sit down and eat at the same time!
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We like to have Movie Nights. Thanks!

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The best part of taco night is seeing how much fun everyone has creating their own taco creations

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Kimberly said...

Our favorite part is sitting down at the table together. We don't have a specific night reserved, but it's usually about once a week.

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The bonding and laughter!

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I like how quick and easy the dinner preparation is on Taco Night.

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We don't have taco night, but we do have smoovie night (smoothie and a movie).

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My favorite part about taco night is everyone eats their dinner!
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We love the food part of taco night.
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cowboyswife said...

Everyone able to build their own taco.

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My favorite part of Taco Night (every other Sunday) is that everyone gets together to chat and play games and have fun at my mom's house. Oh yeah, we all eat tacos too :)

Robin said...

It's fun watching the different family members building their tacos

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I love that on Taco night there is no complaining about what's for dinner. Everyone gets to make their own taco's the way they like them.

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Enjoying the food and eating it is the best part of course!
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My favorite part is how quick it is to make, and how good it is to eat!

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I love being able to let everyone make their own meal, using whatever taco toppings and sides they like - no having to try making a single dish that pleases everyone!

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