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.