Quiero la comida mexicana.
I want Mexican food.
Usually, when I have a taste for Mexican food, I either make it myself or the Big Man and I head to our favorite local restaurant where the chips are crisp and plentiful. It’s like our very own Cheers where everyone knows us and one of the booths even has a plaque bearing our names.
This Chick knows her Mexican food. It’s spicy and cheesy, sometimes crunchy or creamy, and when prepared correctly, can never be accused of being bland.
I received a coupon from General Mills to try one of their new Old El Paso frozen entrees for two. The new line of products includes burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and quesadillas. I chose the chicken quesadillas.
I have to admit that my expectations weren’t very high, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the quesadillas are anything but bland. The filling of cheese, honey chipotle seasoned chicken, and salsa verde was plentiful with just enough spice to let your taste buds know it’s time for a fiesta.
The Big Man loved them! We had gone out for a late lunch/early dinner and by mid-evening he was starving. He’s ALWAYS starving and for some reason, he figures this is my problem. I don’t necessarily agree, but try to keep enough easy-to-prepare food on hand to silence the Big Man when he’s hungry. He’s like a smoke alarm with a low battery, sounding an intermittent and loud noise to let you know that action is required.
The package included 4 quesadillas and I heated up two for him in the microwave. This is the recommended cooking method, though you’re only supposed to cook one quesadilla at a time. Clearly, the good folks at General Mills haven’t had to endure the incessant cries of a hungry Big Man. If you like your quesadillas crispy, the directions suggest heating them in a skillet on the stove after microwaving.
After inhaling the first two, the Big Man was back for more. He claimed he liked the quesadillas even better than the dinner we’d eaten earlier. The entrees are marketed as a meal for two, but I had to wrestle the Big Man for half of one quesadilla to try. There is no way this would feed two people in our house, but not every home includes a ravenous eating machine.
I plan to buy the chicken quesadillas again and am definitely interested in trying the other entrée options. To learn more about the Old El Paso frozen entrees you can visit their web site or visit them on Facebook.
Chickaliciousness: 5 for flavor and Big Man belly busting
Enter to WIN a free entree, VISA Gift Card, and Chip & Dip Bowl!
Do you cook Mexican food at home? What’s your favorite dish to cook? Tell me in the comment section below for a chance to win! Hurry! Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013.
• Coupon valid for one Old El Paso Frozen Entrée each (value up to $7.99)
• Mexican Tile Chip & Dip Bowl
• A $10 VISA gift card
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