Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Old El Paso Frozen Entrees to the Rescue Giveaway


I had a sobering moment today. I was two blocks from Trader Joe's and I thought I could zip in for just a few things and zip out quickly. After all, it was only two thirty in the afternoon. How crowded could it be? Ha! The checkout line went from candy to veggies to meat to prepared food, almost an entire city block. It did move quickly, but it made me realize that the busiest time of the year has arrived. Thanksgiving and Chanukah are next week and Christmas and New Years are right behind. I will probably attend at least a third of the social events I go to all year in the next five weeks. I get tired just thinking about it. But I love the fun and I want to be able to enjoy it all.


One way I'm going to enjoy the season is to find some helps to make my days a little less frenetic. Even though I'm not on my office schedule, there's still a lot to do. Thanks to my friends at General Mills through MyBlogSpark I got to sample Old El Paso Frozen Entrees.I have definitely found one go-to that's quick, delicious and reasonably priced. I'm a fan of Mexican food and I know I'll be back to the Chicken Enchiladas again and on the lookout for the Shredded Beef Burritos, Steak Fajitas and Chicken Quesadillas, too. This could also work for guests. Each package serves two and with a salad and some homemade guacamole this could be a fun, quick dinner before a concert or evening event.

I'm so happy to be part of a great giveaway that includes a coupon for an Old El Paso frozen entree, a Mexican chip and dip bowl and serving tray and a ten dollar Visa gift card, all so useful for this time of year. I received the same package for review and I'm looking forward to using the chip and dip bowl for New Year's Eve fun with friends. It's also great for football times coming up.

Please be a follower of Buttercupland on Google+, Bloglovin or Google Friend and leave a comment about your favorite holiday food. The giveaway will close on Monday, November 25, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 26.

Hope you had a great Wednesday. I wore my heavier winter coat, but loved being out on a clear and sunny day. I got my grocery errand done and took care of an iPad crisis at the Apple Store. Of course for the Apple Store it wasn't a crisis. I'm glad to have my iPad all better again.

As always, thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself.

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. The opinions are all mine. 

36 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

that is quite a line you stood in in Trader Joe's.

Patty Sumner said...

Of course I am following you....one of my favs.. I love Mexican food too. I have not tried these...look yummy! Sunny here today and in the 50's... My fav holiday food...my husbands white chocolate reese's peanut butter cup fudge... yummy. Blessings!

JC said...

GFC follower. I love sweet potato casserole.

Theresa said...

I have some of those in my freezer right now! They are yummy, add some cheese dip and homemade salsa... YUM! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

BJ PUP said...

My favorite food is actually a drink - spiked Eggnog.

Nellie said...

I love Trader Joe's! We've had one since August 2012, and I make at least one weekly trip!

My favorite holiday food? I'd have to say it is the usual turkey and dressing.

I am a follower of your blog!

Lynn said...

we actually get old el paso here and love their products...and wish there was a store like Trader Joe's here but alas no! ;-)

Mary said...

Wow! I always see li.es at Trader Joe's, but never any that long! Phew! :). I live all holiday foods. I try to have restraint, and some of the time i succeed. Some of the time. Lol.

Mary said...

I don't live them, i love them for goodness' sake! Lol.

CatOLuck said...

Following Buttercup Counts her Blessings on bloglovin' {Cheryl F. (catoluck)}. My favorite holiday food is Bûche de Noël. catoluck at icloud dot com

Wendy Rozema said...

I"m following via Blog Lovin

my favorite holiday food is Pumpkin Pie!
wendywynsma (at) gmail (dot) com

Vicky Hunt said...

Awesome giveaway! I love Mexican food...it's my favorite!I follow on both Bloglovin' and GFC. My favorite holiday fare is dressing and gravy at Thanksgiving and icebox fruitcake and scalloped potatoes for Christmas! Have a blessed evening....Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Kalona Elaine said...

my favorite holiday food is pumpkin pie! thanks for the giveaway. use the email with my gfc account :)

slb3334 said...

my favorite is chocolate covered cherries. Line wasn't bad at our store today.

abfantom said...

I love the white turkey breast meat with gravy.

I follow on Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/annfantom

abfantom at yahoo dot com

clc408 said...

I follow on Bloglovin
http://www.bloglovin.com/clc408

I'm not looking forward to holiday shopping lines. I usually try to go early as possible to avoid them.

Debbie Jackson said...

gfc debbie jackson
I want to try the chicken enchiladas
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McKim said...

I'm a follower via Google+. My favorite holiday food is pecan pie.

1froglegs said...

I follow through GFC as David Lintz.

My favorite holiday food is sweet potato pie.

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Lisa Weidknecht said...

I follow on GFC as Weidknecht. My favorite holiday food is stuffing.

sweepmom said...

GFC. I love Panetone this time of year.

kyl neusch said...

bloglovin

sweet potato pie

Allison Downes said...

GFC Follower | Allison Downes

My favorite holiday food is cornbread stuffing

Thank you for the nice giveaway!

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Mevely317 said...

My all-time fav has to be green bean casserole. (Well, the french-fried onion part, that is -lol!) Odd, perhaps, but I'm not particularly fond of turkey, and I don't eat ham.

Isn't Trader Joe's the best? I want to get over there tomorrow and pick up a couple of their adorable rosemary trees!

Hope you're keeping toasty and comfy tonight!

Hugs,
Myra

tina reynolds said...

mac and cheese is my favorite following on gfc tina reynolds

Robin T said...

I follow via GFC - Robin T, pumpkin pie is my favorite holiday food.

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Kim Hardy said...

Pumpkin pie is my favorite. I follow GFC

susan1215 said...

Follow on gfc susan1215
My favorite holiday food is turkey and stuffing

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Angela Cisco said...

Stuffing is my favorite holiday food

Paula Michele Hafner said...

BlogLovin Follower

I love Sweet Potato Casserole.

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

GFC follower buttmuffin. my fave holiday food is pecan pie!

Karrie Millheim said...

I follow on GFC. My favorite Holiday food has to be the stuffing. my aunts make amazing stuffing in the bird and took years to get it just right. I am really looking foward to it this year KMillheim609@aol.com

Andrina Goetz said...

I follow GFC I love carrot cake during the holidays

Vikki Billings said...

I follow on GFC as Vikki Billings and my favorite holiday food is green bean casserole!!
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Leslie said...

Following on GFC. My favorite holiday food is pecan pie. Thanks and have a lovely holiday.

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway… GFC Follower: Brian E.

Favorite: any sweet potato side dish or dessert !!!