Old ElPaso Makes Any Night a Party Night at Our House! Give-Away!

A Packet of Old ElPaso Taco seasoning mix was sent to me along with 2 fun bowls shaped like a Red pepper and a Cactus,  By the folks at My Blog Spark and Old ElPaso.

*At the bottom you’ll see how you can win your own  fun “Old ElPaso” taco kit along with links  for coupons,  great down loadable games and recipes using Old ElPaso )

The challenge? How could I put some fun into dinner at my house?

You see I have not just my Superman of a husband but also 4 grown kids and 2 tots (5&8).

See what I’m up against? (grin and sigh)

So here’s what I did.

I took Flour tortillas warmed,and diced cooked chicken (cooked with the Old ElPaso taco mix) ,a nice tomato and cilantro salsa ,tortilla chips and 1 can each of black beans and corn. Set them all out in the trays along with some shredded cheese and it was game on! Which was awesome because there really was a game on. (The Green Bay Packers) (Go Green Bay!) .

Ok,  I just lost track…Where was I? Oh,The taco night!

It rocked. Every one got to make their own  creation and it brought us all together.We ate, laughed , cheered and ate some more.

I can honestly say I’ve never seen so many people in cheese heads scarf tacos that fast!

Best of all (budget wise) I fed my whole crew for about $15.00!

*By the way, With Halloween coming,  there’s a link to a recipe for cool Tarantula Tacos here: Betty Crocker *

So if you’re looking for an easy and quick way to please everybody,grab the Old ElPaso and get that party started!

*A couple more things,If you want some great Old ElPaso free down loadable coupons you can pop over to http://www.myblogspark.com/uc/main/b069/ and download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today .Thenvisit Old El Paso for news, great tips, recipes and more, When you’re done, take a minute to share family fiesta photos and videos from your gang’s taco nights on the El Tacodor Family Spotlight !

*To keep your family laughing at the dinner table, have some fun with El TacodorTM, the world´s only family taco night game. With El Tacodor, your family can share a special night at home by challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay and pantomime. Visit www.ElTacodor.com today to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet for even more fun on family taco night!

Just click this link: Betty Crocker Old ElPaso

* Win It!!!

My Blog Spark will also provide us with an additional prize pack to give away to one of our readers!
Just leave a note telling us how you get your taco party started/ for more chances facebook or tweet the post and let us know below:

On Halloween night we will toss your  favorite taco party ideas , along with all the tweet entries and facebook shout outs  into our trusty bowl and draw a winner.

Dont forget to leave an email address  so we can let you know you’ve won.

*It will be sent by me (Kathi) Using my Mkdieb@aol.com address.

****Open to USA residents only (sorry) ****

*Through My Blog Spark, Old ElPaso sent me a small gift card( to help pay for the tacos) and the cool bowls as a thank you for letting you know how I felt about Old ElPaso but all opinions are my own. (Oh and those of my kids) (Boy do they have opinions!)

Eat Hearty,Eat healthy and have fun!

Kathi 🙂

“Shrek Forever After” General Mills Super Give Away!

We have a possible winner! Congrats to Betty Dennis!

Just in time for The biggest family block buster of the year ,

Shrek Forever After” our friends at General Mills have created a fantastic collection of family favorites .

Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Yoplait Yogurt, Lucky Charms, Cheerios Go-GURT, Pillsbury, Fruit Roll-Ups, Bisquick and more.

Also, be sure to keep an eye out for specially-marked packages of Big G cereals, in which you can find collectible water squirters and markers, which are shaped like your favorite Shrek characters. Those are so much fun!

All created with your family in mind and

just perfect for the little Shrek or Fiona in your house.

General Mills along with Blog Spark sent me a fantastic surprise package over flowing with For Ever After goodies.

Our family favs were the Trix cereal and the Shrek Fruit Roll Ups.

Yum! (Not that I ,a grown woman would ..Ok,  I ate them too!)

I wonder what yours will be.

First I’ve got a link here to down load tons of great General Mills coupons .That should get you started (grin)

Visit www.everydaysaver.com/events/shrek to download coupons today.

While you’re there you and your little prince or princess can get in the mood to see Shrek Forever After by taking a peek at the movie trailer.
Ok,  heres where it gets even more fun!

How about winning a General MillsShrek Forever After”  gift box of your own!

What a great Idea Kathi,Why thank you! (grin)

Heres what you do……

Let us know what Shrek character you or your little one is most like!

Also let us know what  your favorite General Mills product is.

Leave your comment  before June 6th and we will pick a random winner.

Want extra entries?

Of course you do!

Facebook our give away for extra entry and tweet it for another!

Make sure to list a contact email address.

Now sally forth as they say in the land of Ogres and donkeys and enjoy!

By the way,I mentioned I was sent a gift box  from General Mills and I also got a small gift card from Blog Spot.

All opinions,though,are mine.

Throw a “Just Because” Party.Try Appetizer for Dinner Night !

First a big shout out to the people at Rich’s for the Great coupons for  SeaPak Shrimp and FarmRich mozzarella bites.

Also a big Thank You for

101 Things to do With  Meatballs Cook Book

by Stephanie Ashcraft

sponsored by:

Casa di Bertacchi meatballs

(www.casameatballs.com).

You can buy Stephanie’s book  here on Amazon .

Spoiler alert: The  SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp won’t be appearing in these photos due to an attack of the munchies by my husband.

(memo to self…He will pay!!!)

Quick note: Here are the links to the Farm Rich and SeaPak websites where you can get extra information and Free Coupons for big discounts !!!!

  1. General Farm Rich link: www.farmrichfun.com
  2. General SeaPak link: www.seapak.com
  3. Farm Rich Mozzarella Bites: http://www.farmrichfun.com/102/product-detail/mozzarella-bites.php
  4. SeaPak Butterfly Shrimp: http://www.seapak.com/products/butterfly_shrimp/25

So any how,We had the three older kids home tonight and decided to do something  fun for dinner.

I know! Say I( knowing its 80 degrees outside and not wanting to slave over a hot stove) (I am no momma’s fool).

How about Appetizers for dinner?

A party in your mouth!

Roll of eyes and slow nodding of heads.

I already have a bag of  meatballs in the freezer from my last Tromp (yes I mean Tromp) to the Grocery.

So I whip out my 101 Things To Do with Meatballs book and find BBQ meatballs! Easy peasy! This I can do!

Bonus!! FarmRich Mozzarella Bites!

What are those you ask? Just yummy warm nuggets of fresh bread stuffed with mozzarella cheese!

A small fruit cup for each, some cups of marinara sauce for dipping and poof! Still time to catch NCIS on USA!

So what am I getting at?

Putting fun back into eating.

FarmRich and SeaPak make a laundry list of yummy tummy pleasing Shrimp and Snack size tongue teasers, like Stuffed Pizza SlicesMozzarella Sticks,Mushrooms even Quesadilla bites.

All can be found in the frozen food section of your local grocery Store.

Every once in awhile it’s just what the family needs.

A “Just Because Party”…  Just because.

Would those faces lie? (grin)

Thank you Rich’s for the coupons and Thank you Casa di Bertacchi meatballs for the copy of 101 Things To Do With Meatballscook book.

One last thing.

Incase you’re interested in the other snacks I mentioned,here are their links:

  • Farm Rich Pizza Slices: http://www.farmrichfun.com/104/product-detail/pizza-slices.php
  • Farm Rich Cheese Sticks: http://www.farmrichfun.com/101/product-detail/cheese-sticks.php
  • Farm Rich Mushrooms: http://www.farmrichfun.com/105/product-detail/mushrooms.php
  • Farm Rich Quesadillas: http://www.farmrichfun.com/109/product-detail/quesadillas.php
  • Now go throw your own “Just Because” party!

    Hugs and happy snacking!

    Kathi

    Lend a Helping Hand – PBS Sprout DVD Giveaway

    Do your children enjoy watching Barney, Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends? Perhaps they are obsessed with Fireman Sam, Angelina Ballerina or Chica from the Sunny Side Up Show like my little one?

    Well have I got a great giveaway for you.

    HIT Entertainment has partnered with Sprout to launch a new DVD called Let’s Grow: Lend a Helping Hand.

    The DVD is the first in a series of DVDs that are being developed and are available in stores this month. “Lend a Helping Hand” is hosted by Kelly and Chica from Sprout’s Sunny Side Up Show, who teach young viewers about helping and talk about how they can be helping hands at home. The DVD includes 5 episodes centered on the “helping hands” theme.

    GIVEAWAY – Win a copy of  the DVD “Lend a Helping Hand”

    There are several ways to enter, you can do one or all of them for additional chances:

    Primary Entry

    1. Visit PBS Kid Sprout and leave a comment here on Mommy Bits Reviews with the title of your child’s favorite Sprout program.

    Additional Entries

    1. Add our blog to your blogroll (or update your old link to us) and leave a comment letting us know you did so.
    2. Follow the Mommy Bits blog on Facebook’s Networked blogs (right side bar, click follow my blog) and leave a comment letting us know you did so.
    3. Subscribe to Mommy Bits Reviews (click orange button on right side bar), and leave a comment letting us know you did so.
    4. Tweet  “Check it out @mommybits is giving away a copy of PBS Sprout’s new DVD – Lend a Helping Hand http://ow.ly/XJ3l” and leave a comment letting us know you did so.

    Submissions are due by 5 pm on Friday, February 5th, 2010. Winners will be selected using a random number generator. Contest open to US residents only. Winners will have 48 hours to respond.

    As a member of Sprout’s Band of Bloggers, Sprout periodically sends me items to share with my readers. For this giveaway I received two copies of the Lend a Helping Hand DVD – one for my boys to enjoy and one to share with my readers.

    Tyson Foods Unveils New Any’Tizers (Giveaway)

    When you are a family that’s constantly on the move, sometimes you need a few “go-to” items for those nights when you just don’t have a lot of time to prepare dinner for your family.

    One of our families favorite “go-to” foods are Tyson breaded chicken breast fillets.  When we’ve got a night were we have a lot of running around to do, it’s great to be able to just grab them out of the freezer and pop them into the oven.

    Tyson Foods recently contacted us to let us know that they’ve added four new Sauce and Stir varieties, to their Any’tizers product line including:

    · Chicken Breast Chunks with General Tso Sauce

    · Chicken Breast Chunks with Spicy Sweet & Sour Sauce

    · Crispy Breaded Wings with Citrus Fire Sauce

    · Crispy Breaded Wings with General Tso Sauce

    About Tyson Any’tizers: Made with the highest quality chicken, these bold new flavors offer protein-packed options that can be customized with the two included sauce packets to satisfy any snacking occasion. Perfect for the after-school snack attack, the big game day party or even holiday hosting, these new varieties are sure to keep families and hungry guests satisfied. Plus, they’re ready in minutes, straight from the oven or microwave, making them an easy-to-prepare, no-hassle snack.

    Along with information about these new varieties, Tyson also sent me a coupon so that my family could try Any’tizers for ourselves and see how they fared.

    With picky eaters in our house, we went with the Popcorn Chicken Any’tizers.  The pieces of chicken were just the right size – not to small so that they end up all crunchy, and not too big that you can’t pop-them in your mouth.

    Boys eating Tyson Popcorn Chicken Any'Tizers w/ corn & papaya

    The Any’tizers were really easy to prepare and cooked pretty quickly.  Just put the oven on 400°F and cook  for 10 to 12 minutes, turning the chicken pieces over halfway through heating time. That’s it. Pick out a veggie and a fruit and you are good to go!

    If you are like me, and have nights where you are on the go – attending school meetings, doing sports or other extra-curricular activities, than you might want to look into using Tyson Any’tizers.

    GIVEAWAY – Win a coupon good for a FREE bag of Tyson Any’tizers.

    There are several ways to enter, you can do one or all of them for additional chances:

    Primary Entry

    1. Visit Tyson Food’s Web site and leave a comment sharing which variety of Any’tizers you’d like to try.

    Additional Entries

    1. Add our blog to your blogroll (or update your old link to us) and leave a comment letting us know you did so.
    2. Follow the Mommy Bits blog on Facebook’s Networked blogs (right side bar, click follow my blog) and leave a comment letting us know you did so.
    3. Subscribe to Mommy Bits Reviews (click orange button on right side bar), and leave a comment letting us know you did so.
    4. Tweet  “Check it out @mommybits is giving away Tyson Any’tizers on Mommy Bits Reviews http://ow.ly/WTQ6 ” and leave a comment letting us know you did so.

    Submissions are due by 5 pm on Friday, January 29th, 2010. Winners will be selected using a random number generator. Contest open to US residents only. Winners will have 48 hours to respond.

    For this review, Tyson Foods provided me with a coupon for a free bag of Tyson Any’tizers.

    Who needs a Gym when you have Pringles?

    This was just too funny and oddly enough made me hungry!


    Chomp Chomp!

    Wouldn’t this be a blast to do with the kids? Or heck for those summer staff parties?

    I’m loving it!

    What can you come up with?

    Let me know and I’ll post it here!

    Hugs

    Kathi

    Parents Magazine has list of Biggest Toy, Gear, and Clothing Recalls of 2009

    We try to keep our families safe and these days it seems like we can’t win.

    Bad paint on toys,clothing that goes up in smoke.I mean sheesh!

    I was reading Parent magazine online and they have a great article I wanted to pass on.

    They have collected a list of major recalls in toys,  gear& clothing from 2009.They also tell you what to do if you find these dangerous items in your stock pile.Jog over, have a look.

    That is all,(grin)

    Kathi